Posts Tagged: assistance

Engaging Consumers in Cyber Security: It’s Up to You

In a perfect world, consumers recognize authentic emails from fake, update their operating system, browser and anti-virus software, and have a healthy skepticism about the safety of the Internet. The bad guys hate perfect, so we should be working with consumers to stop them. I deal with the ugly aftermath of one type of cybercrime,Read… Read more »

TJX Breach Hacker Faces 17- 25-Years; He Was a Secret Service Informant??

The mastermind behind some of the most notorious data breaches in history (Heartland Payment Systems, TJX and others) faces sentencing this week. The word is that prosecutors are aiming to give Albert Gonzalez the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. We imagine justice will be rightly served. In a bizarre twist, Gonzales was purportedlyRead… Read more »

GBE101: strategies for business development under the social network umbrella

by Donna L. Quesinberry Government Business Examiner In the technological hour of 2010 there are so many inroads to business development that just don’t employ legacy plans of action. We now enjoy Pod-casting, Wikis and Wikipedia, Social Networks (SNS), Videographies, Webinars, SlideShares, YouTube videos, TelePresence, inVirtual communications, etc. Add to this laundry list of newRead… Read more »

GBE101: economic woes and the consignment promises of tomorrow

Work for fee – not free. by Donna L. Quesinberry Government Business Examiners 2009 had to be the worst year ever for economic woes in federal contracts. The Government Business Examiner in talking with numerous industry experts has learned that many consultants and businesses experienced a tough market climate during the past year, but everyoneRead… Read more »

National Writing Examiner (NWE) 101: the art of grant writing

by Donna L. Quesinberry National Writing Examiner Writing is an art that takes on many forms. Success-driven grant writing is an art that uses a logical structure and clear arguments to secure needed funding for a potential awardee. The grant proposal is like a sales proposal (most recognized are federal acquisition proposals) in as farRead… Read more »

Healthcare reform and helping fellow feds in Haiti

By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor Federal News Radio Will healthcare reform affect you? A lot of federal employees are wondering whether or not healthcare reform will affect them. To answer that question, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey spoke with NARFE Legislative Specialist Sarah Holstine and NARFE Assistant Legislative Director Margaret Hostetler. How can you help fellowRead… Read more »

Help for Haiti Conference Call

In the wake of the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti Tuesday, many concerned government, NGO and private sector technology folks from diverse organizations are mobilizing to help. I’m especially proud of the fact that some of my friends and colleagues from the Crisis Camp community are leading the charge. If you are a humanitarian assistance,Read… Read more »

How to Become a Proactive Business Owner

A proactive business owner understands that communication and problem solving is key to having a growing and thriving business. These three tips will help you to continue in your trek towards entrepreneurship. Invest Time in Problem Solving (and Prevention) The best way to solve a problem is to get to the root of the problem.Read… Read more »

How to Build a Bigger and Better Referral Business

Commit to Your Clients Committing to your clients shows them that they are #1. Assure them that their needs are paramount. This will take care of the majority of the referral work. Explain Your Business Explain to your clients what your business entails. Let them know that you are own a referral-based business, and thatRead… Read more »

Survive and Thrive: Adjust Pricing

Pricing adjustment is key to having a successful sale in a recession. It is a best practice to continuously monitor your prices of goods and/or services in your industry. Competitive Pricing The first step in competitive pricing is to check your competitors’ prices in person or online. If you cannot beat your competitor, offer somethingRead… Read more »