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Randy Walker Entrepreneur, VB MVP May 2008 Entries
20 Business Tips from Intuit QuickBooks
Sadly I had meant to post this back in February. 20 Tips Every Business Should Know Their #1 tip is serving a niche market. While not a requirement for starting a business, you need to separate yourselves from your competition. Whether it be in price, service or value. #3 is something I can vouch for, outsourcing. I commonly talk about the misconception of the word "outsourcing". This doesn't necessarily mean an Indian in Bangalore is doing your work. It does mean simple tasks such as bookkeeping ......

Posted On Monday, May 19, 2008 9:15 PM

Microsoft adCenter needs a workshop?
While I love Microsoft's developer products, adCenter (Microsoft's search advertising / pay per click) makes me want to hide in shame. See the email I received below. I completely understand the desire of AdCenter to educate the masses, but do you really need a Workshop to get your customers to understand your product? Much less, require them to PAY to attend? Sure you might be giving a 50% credit towards advertising, but why would I pay to attend? That's not the way to get customers to move from ......

Posted On Monday, May 19, 2008 4:07 PM

Northwest Arkansas SQL Server User Group 1st Meeting
I have vastly been neglecting my blogging. So as not to be outdone by Chris Koenig .... I was able to meetup with the organizers of the event, Jason Pluenneke, Curt Wolfe, Boyd Evert, & Dennis Berk several weeks ago. I am personally very excited about this new user group starting up. Partly because of my small part in helping them (one of my roles as the INETA Membership Mentor), but mostly because of my passion for databases. I'm really looking forward to what will be coming out of the group. ......

Posted On Friday, May 9, 2008 4:25 PM

My Mariah Carey Geek Rant
So if Mariah Carey is going to feature us Geeks on her videos, the least she could do is get her geekspeak right! I mean sheezh, who uses 802.11a anyway? (mentioned at the end of the video) The geek in the video needs to upgrade her firmware to 802.11n! Oh wait, I think her doctor already upgraded her "firmware". Well, we (us geeks) should all be happy at least. We finally got the jocks off the music videos. So does this finally lend legitimacy to the new Geek Era, or just make fun of us? In either ......

Posted On Friday, May 9, 2008 1:14 AM

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