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With a wealth of technology and online resources, many people are ditching the traditional 9-to-5 lifestyle and opting to become entrepreneurs. Unlike businesses of the past, where a large financial investment was required to get off the ground, today's startups can get the ball rolling with limited funding. They can also operate with a high level of efficiency and often compete with much large larger companies. One of the top resources that is fueling startups is cloud technology. Below are some ways that entrepreneurs can benefit and why this technology is so advantageous. Minimal capital is required It used to be that significant funding was needed to create a company's infrastructure. In order to get rolling and stay on top of the action, you might have had to hire a staff of IT professionals, which cost even more. Thanks to cloud computing, this is no longer ne... (more)

Small Business Essentials: Why You Should Never Finish Your Website

If you're running a small business, it can sometimes seem that creating a website and handling online marketing consume an awful lot of your time. You may also be getting bombarded with emails warning that your SEO is inadequate, your security isn't up to scratch, or you'd be doing much better business on the Internet if you used the help of someone from the other side of the globe. When you're dealing with pressure from customers on the one hand, and suppliers and bankers on the other, it can seem like the best course is to get your website finished and forget about it -- thankf... (more)

Will the Shutdown Devastate the US Economy?

Having more than 800,000 employees not drawing their paychecks can't be a good thing in a struggling US economy where job reports are watched as closely as the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Some experts don't believe the government shutdown will have much of a negative impact. According to the research firm IHS Global Insight, "The spending habits of government employees probably would not change if the shutdown was short-lived, particularly if they believed that they would receive back (pay)." The average American will likely be thinking of the government shutdown when making ... (more)

The Benefits of Using Copper in Your Home

Copper wire, copper pipes, copper tubing ... plenty of copper components exist for your home. The question is: Should you use them? Copper may be an old solution for your repairs and household parts, but it's still a great metal with plenty of advantageous properties that beat out plastic and steel options. The next time you have to buy new materials, keep in mind the benefits that copper has to offer. A wide range of sizes Because copper has been used so long as a household material for piping of all kinds, it's very easy to find whatever parts you're looking for. Copper comes ... (more)

IT Helping Doctors Provide Better Patient Care

If you were going to list the aptitudes for success as a doctor, your would definitely include having a good grasp of math and science. A keen sense of observation would also be important, since doctors need this skill every time they conduct a physical exam or review x-rays or test results. Clinicians also need the ability to gather information and evaluate it carefully in order to maketo make a diagnosis. Doctor jobs are not just about practicing medicine, though. Anyone who is considering this career path is also going to have to make sure that he or she is comfortable with m... (more)