Avoiding The Economy Iceberg: Online Services And Solutions Information For Small Businesses

In such a tough economy, if you own a small business it’s hard to stay afloat and make your business unique and relevant in your community. With hundreds of thousands of people retiring and having to foreclose on their beloved businesses every single day, now is the perfect time to make those changes you’ve been considering. It may not make sense, but with such grim-looking opportunities out there, upgrading your email services, creating a streamlined website and offering your small business’ services on the web can drive sales and keep your business from going under.As broadband internet becomes more easily available, business owners can now choose to run online software through their browsers. The upside of this is that it can save valuable hard drive space; you can access your files anywhere because they are stored in an easily accessible server (a “cloud”, if you would) without you having to carry around any file storage mediums, like hard drives, CDs or flash drives; the files are cross-platform, which means they can be run on any operating system and through any browser; and software updates are downloaded automatically, without you having to remember to do them. A potential downside would be if the server where your files are hosted remotely ever goes down, you are sunk. Many companies who offer remote hosting services also provide protection, sometimes financially, against such things happening.There are hundreds of thousands of options for you to choose from, from online clocks (useful for those who travel frequently; also including alarm clocks!) to sticky notes, to business schedules. Some of these apps are designed to simulate the look and feel of their real world counterparts, including, for example, real cuckoo clock sounds to wake you! Other online services can include payroll management (since the fastest way to lose a business is to have the employees walk out due to not being paid), and even phone service through the internet by way of companies such as Vonage. Many companies charge for these services; still others provide them for free.Business owners who choose online software options also appreciate having the same company provide his or her online email solutions. But instead of choosing the largest email inbox size or the one with the best virus protection, you should look for features such as email archiving and high availability with little downtime for such pesky things as software upgrades. Microsoft, for example, as part of its Office 365 business suite, offers 25 gigabyte email storage for each employee, as well as security protection against viruses, Trojans, worms and other threats; all for a nominal fee. The one catch is that the email is hosted offsite by Microsoft’s servers; therefore the business does not deal directly with the IT professionals managing the servers. This may be a good thing, especially for micro businesses, which do not always have the time or finances to deal with servers or hiring IT professionals.While the economy today may make you feel like you are the captain of the Titanic, the good news is that with broadband internet, the world is, literally, your oyster. Many companies offer their email services for free or a small price each month, including nearly every service you can think of. Email services can be through the traditional server hosted in office; or, for those who cannot afford the hassle, through companies such as Yahoo! and Microsoft. These companies provide remote access through computer, tablet and smart phones, as well as attractive email storage space, archiving and secure protection. Whatever option you choose, rest assured that if you navigate right, your small business can become revitalized!

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Online Poker News – Learn How to Become the Top Headline!

Owing to the popularity of poker as an online game, the internet is flooded with pretty much online poker news. You can be in the news and even become the top headline! Here’s how:

1. Play your heart out. If you are a very competent online poker player, and you have been consistently winning and gaining tremendous advantages over other players, then your fame and popularity will shoot to the stars that will make every online poker news site want you to land in their headlines as well.

2. Be notoriously famous. On the other hand, another type of fame may just make you grab the online poker news headline as well. Become the top cheat just like Yau Yiv Lam and his cohorts and become the top headline. But prepared to enjoy life in jail as well.

3. You must be willing to reveal your top secret on how to consistently win the game. Difficult as it may, to be able to make it to the online poker news mean parting with your best-kept secret on how to pocket good cash in online poker.

4. Tell the whole world the best hand odds that will lead them to successive winnings in online poker. Everyone wants to win! Why not give them that?

5. Discover new strategies in cheating. Gamblers have this penchant to want to know the easiest way to game victory. You’ll surely land in the online poker news for innovation and creativity.

6. Assure players of guaranteed winnings. Not only will you make the headlines but players will definitely flock your site.

7. Be a killer online poker player. Learn how to combine sheer talents and cheat software while getting the attention of the poker community. You’ll be in the news, if not the top headline.

8. Hang out with the most famous poker players. You’ll also benefit from their being in the news.

9. Do something ridiculous and stupid that will make everyone in the online poker community astounded to gain (or lose) your top spot in the online poker news.

10. Be ready to lose staggering amount of cash. Amaze the poker community with the amount of cash you are willing to gamble (and lose). Be sure also that you can handle the consequence of this stupid act.

11. Invent a poker variation. Although poker in itself is already exhilarating, if you can add to the excitement and thrill (and addiction) then you’re in the online poker news.

12. Play endless poker. Beat the odds and you will have your opportune time of landing in the top headline.

Like playing poker, you have to play against the odds in grabbing the top headline. Competence is your best option; all others are just an aside.

To be in the online poker news, you should be able to earn the corresponding reputation. Hone your skills, play consistently, and adopt the right attitude. Learn to be patient and wait for the right situation. With the right hand odds and situation, make your move to land in the top headline.

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Learn Digital Photography – How to Maximise Your Photography Learning Experience

It amazes me that people who want to learn photography don’t maximise their learning experience. They seem to just wander along like piece of driftwood tossed on the surf of the ocean hoping to land at the destination of great image taking. Here’s how to maximise your learning experience.Many people purchase a digital camera and then hope that by some miracle of technology they will start taking wonderful photographs. Chance and serendipity do not create great images, you do. In order for you to shoot really great photos you need to give it some serious thought and make a move on your way to great photos. Here’s how to do it.1. Maximise your thought processThe greatest photographers are thinking photographers. They take time out to think about what they want to do and how they will achieve those great images. If you are not thinking as you learn then you won’t maximise opportunities that stare you in the face. A thought process must start somewhere in order to reach its climax. So, take time out to sit, think and ponder what you want out of it.2. Maximise your photographic identityFind out who you are first and what you enjoy in life. Don’t copy what others enjoy. It’s not going to last for you if you follow a dream that isn’t yours. Sit down with a pen a paper and write down what you enjoy in life, your hobbies and interests. What pushes your buttons? A shiny vintage car or an antique pen set or perhaps a yacht in full sail. Define yourself as a photographer first. If close-up photos ring your bells then write it down. If wide open landscapes excite you then write it down. By defining what you like early on you will start heading in the right direction. I realised early in my journey that close-ups were my passion. Thirty years later it is still the same.3. Maximise your goal settingOnce you know what you like then set your goals out on paper. You must right them down so that you can measure whether you are reaching them. Plan what you are going to do on your journey and what you need to learn to achieve it. This means that you can plan to do a course, buy a book, research on the internet and buy or budget for the equipment necessary to achieve your goals. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Knowledge is power over yourself and your dreams.4. Maximise your practiseSimilar to goal setting is taking the time to practise your art or hobby. Allocate the time in your schedule no mater how busy you might be. Regular and focused practise will go a long way to helping you become a quality photo taker. Gary Player the famous golfer and winner of every major tournament over 5 decades says that the harder he practises the luckier he gets. You create your own luck through dedicated effort and practise.5. Maximise your review and evaluationYou cannot progress along your photographic journey unless you take the time out for review and reflection. Firstly on the quality of your images and secondly on where you are at with the goals you have set for yourself. Set specific review dates in advance of your planning then sit down and measure your self against these plans. If you aren’t aiming at the bull’s eye you may not even reach the target. Make the time to evaluate where you are at and then based on where you are, create a new set of goals for yourself.By following these steps I can guarantee that you will go a long way as you learn digital photography. The person who is focused and looks for results in their learning experience will maximise that experience. Simple steps to follow but maximum results will be achieved. Happy shooting!

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