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Blogs are about interaction and influence

Great article in The Independent newspaper yesterday about blogs and the business benefits by James Cherkoff, the advocate for open source marketing.

Podcasts: How Professional Should They Sound?

Podcasts are a growing internet phenomenon. I have discussed podcasts before along with some of their possibilities and potential uses.

JPMorgan Partners To Become Independent

JPMorgan Chase & Co.announced that JPMorgan Partners will become independent when it completes the investment of its current $6.5 billion Global Fund.

Greenhouse Gas to be Reduced?

After the Bush administration claimed it was making a commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it was accused of being deceptive.

US Department of Defense Adding More Web Sites

CNN: The US Department of Defense plans to add more sites on the Internet to provide information to a global audience …

Product Placement Advertising Invades Blogs

Product placement advertising – integrating products into TV programming – is the advertising rage here in US right now.

Google to Lose Gmail – Yahoo Sells Domains – Ask Goes Famous

Google May Lose Gmail

It seems that Google may have to re-think the name behind their upcoming email service, as they are fourth in line at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The office takes applications on a first come first serve basis, and as a result Google may be forced to come up with a new name.

Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors … One of the Most Expensive Mistakes of Them All

The time comes for every successful home-based business owner when one person can no longer do it all. In the early days of your fledgling business you accepted that not only were you CEO, CFO, COO, secretary, treasurer and marketing director, you also had to be laborer, receptionist, janitor, chief cook and bottlewasher.

Retirement Investing For The Independent Contractor

Hi Ulli,
Thanks for offering your knowledge to help WebProNews readers out! Here’s my question:
I work for a small family owned company. Although I have worked here for over a year and work a 40 hour week, I am not hired as an “employee” because they can’t afford to offer me any sort of benefits yet. I am an “independent contractor” for them and file my taxes as such. Because of this, I do not have a 401K and need to start investing for my future in ways other then my savings account! My salary is 55K per year. What are my options and what do you suggest? Thanks for your help!

Ulli Niemann Answers Investing Questions

Ulli Niemann will answer all types of investment questions, like “what kind of an IRA should I choose? How can I find an Investment Advisor? What type of mutual funds should I pick? How can I avoid being financially devastated by the bear market? How can I avoid some of the broker garbage fees?”

Rock, Paper, Stone: The Biz Stone Guide to Independent Publishing

People have things to say. Maybe you’re one of them, struggling to get a voice through the bottleneck that is big publishing. Maybe you’re a talented individual who would write more if you had a forum. Maybe you’re an expert in certain areas but all that insightful content stays trapped within you because you don’t have an outlet.