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State Business Opportunity Laws Can Save Your Butt
in Cash Management, Find Work At Home, Freelance Jobs, Grants, Telework Legislation, Work At Home

State Business Opportunity Laws Can Save Your Butt

Twenty-six states have ‘business opportunity’ laws to protect you from those idiots that claim you can make thousands of dollars while you sleep. The laws prohibit the sale of business opportunities unless you’re given a pre-sale disclosure document that must be filed with a designated state agency. They typically cover every imaginable type of business opportunity that might be offered. If a business opportunity seller...

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19 Sep 2008
in Telecommuting Research

Telework Research Footnotes

Our Telework Savings Model shows Advantages of Telecommuting For the Community * • Reduces our foreign oil dependence – If the 40% of employees who could work from home did so half of the time (approximately the national average) it would reduce Gulf Oil dependence by almost 60% and save Americans $40 billion at the pumps Source: BLS Work at Home in 2004: “On average...

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15 Sep 2008
Bush, a Model eWorker, Telecommutes to Iraq
in Home Office, Technology, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Pros and Cons, Work At Home

Bush, a Model eWorker, Telecommutes to Iraq

The President and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki spoke today by secure video while Bush worked from home on his ranch in Texas (image below is White House). Seems like a good choice when one estimate we found suggests it cost $68,000 an hour to operate each of the two special Presidential Boeing 747s a.k.a USAF VC-25. The National Geographic says the aircraft – called...

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22 Aug 2008
in Work At Home

We Need National Broadband Superhighway

A 2001 Brookings Institution study estimated the widespread adoption of basic broadband could add $500 billion to the U.S. economy and create 1.2 million new jobs per year. The interstate Highway System, started during the 1950s contributed 31 percent to U.S. productivity growth, for example. Telecommuting is an option for many people now thanks to the Internet, email and instant messaging; but 24% of the...

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07 Aug 2008
Slap In Face Of Telecommuting
in Work At Home

Slap In Face Of Telecommuting

Derek Slap, spokesman for Democractic Connecticut State Senate President Donald Williams said, “We always knew the Republicans were phoning it in; now they want to make it official policy.” What’s his beef? Seems the Democrats have their nose out of joint because the Connecticut Republican leader Lawrence Cafero has proposed a telecommuting plan, and they didn’t think of it first. At least that’s what I...

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26 Jul 2008
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