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FTC Targeting Web Scams Again
in Scams

FTC Targeting Web Scams Again

In conjunction with state law enforcement officials and other federal agencies, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at 11 a.m., to announce a law enforcement sweep cracking down on job and work-at-home scams fueled by the economic downturn. Presenters at the conference will include the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Assistant Attorney General for...

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08 Feb 2010
U.K Telecommuting Study Surprise Findings
in Telecommuting Research, Work At Home

U.K Telecommuting Study Surprise Findings

I just finished reading a telecommuting research report published by oneDrum.com, a U.K.-based company that’s working on making Word, Excel, and Powerpoint truly collaborative. In other words, you and your virtual colleagues could be simultaneously working on the same document! Based on a November 2009 survey of over 1,200 U.K.-based employers and employees, oneDrum found that the inadequate technology, not worker mistrust, was the top...

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22 Jan 2010
Telecommuting Could Speed Economic Recovery
in Economy

Telecommuting Could Speed Economic Recovery

I often refer to telecommuting as the solution to the problem de jure – the environment, swine flu, labor shortages, etc – Business Week recently offered yet another example. They reported that, based on interviews with a number of esteemed economists, the lack of worker mobility was significantly stifling our economic recovery. Further, they suggested that telecommuting may offer a solution to the problem. Here’s...

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11 Jan 2010
in Finance

SBA Recovery Loans – More Than Half Likely to Default

Image via Wikipedia What the government didn’t learn from the FannieMae (FNMA), they’ve now applied to small business lending, sadly, with equal effect. As part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the government authorized the Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer interest-deferred loans to small businesses that were having trouble making loan payments. The theory is that these American Recovery Capital (ARC) loans...

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18 Nov 2009
in Work At Home

Broadband For America and Telecommuting

I ran across an interesting organization last week. Actually, they ran across me and I’m glad they did. Broadband for America (BfA), is a coalition of more than 110 member companies and organizations which share the goal of bringing broadband Internet access to every home and business in the nation. Its membership includes over a hundred companies that share that goal. As you might imagine,...

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17 Nov 2009
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