Archive for August 2010

Preparing a Small Business Wireless Internet Service Provider for Grant Writing

Big businesses that depend on government money, such the phone company, have large and well paid staff to handle the quirks of government rules, changes, and deadlines — but small businesses do not.

Grant opportunities are all too often funded late, and the rules fixed close to the deadline for grant submission. This puts small business at a disadvantage. Yes, you have a few weeks to get the grant written, but you also have a small business to run, and unlike Verizon, you don’t have $400 per hour lawyers and accountants to do the work for you.

So it makes sense to prepare for the grant writing process before the rules are fixed.

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Verizon DBIR Report Has Another Cash Prize

Ryan Naraine reports that the Verizon DBIR report again has some nifty clues.

I had a lot of fun with last year’s.

This year’s report is here. And, oh yes, it will also contain fascinating information as last year’s did.

Unemployment

Here’s an excellent video showing the rate of increase of unemployment, and its spread by U.S. county.

The solution is obvious, build basic infrastructure (from roads to broadband to paying nurses’ salaries).

We can’t say this enough,” writes David Isenberg.