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FTC Cracks Down on Con Artists Who Target Jobless Americans

Scams Prey on Victims of the Recession With Bogus Job, Money-Making Schemes

(CORRECTED For Release: 02/17/2010) The Federal Trade Commission today announced a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans with job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes… >>Continue reading FTC Cracks Down on Con Artists Who Target Jobless Americans

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Social Entrepreneurship Is On The Rise

by K. MacKillop

A social entrepreneur is a business owner who uses their business acumen to further some social cause. Social entrepreneurism is often thought to be limited to nonprofit organizations, but in fact a push toward “more-than-profit” ventures is on the rise. That is, entrepreneurs are starting for-profit businesses that benefit both the owners’ personal wealth and social change. Social entrepreneurship business models are developing rapidly and are… >>Continue reading Social Entrepreneurship Is On The Rise

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For Businesses to Grow in a Fledgling Economy, Turn to Technology and Telecommuting, Says E-Geniuses

Leading L.A.-based computer repair service company E-Geniuses illustrates how businesses can utilize technology and telecommuting to not only survive the economic crisis but to grow in a down market.

(PRWEB) April 9, 2009 — In today’s economic climate, achieving sustainable growth has become increasingly more difficult for business owners. Flaccid housing and investment markets have severely limited the resources and wherewithal of companies both large and small. Nonetheless, leading… >>Continue reading For Businesses to Grow in a Fledgling Economy, Turn to Technology and Telecommuting, Says E-Geniuses

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Telecommuting Among Businesses Has More Than Doubled In A Decade

Techaisle Research Shows that Telecommuting Penetration Among Businesses in 2009 has Reached 46 percent and has more than Doubled in a Decade

Techaisle research also shows that Telecommuting Penetration among Small and Mid-Market Businesses has Increased by More than Five Times in the last ten years and stands at 16 percent in 2009

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 3, 2009 — Recent research conducted by Techaisle shows that… >>Continue reading Telecommuting Among Businesses Has More Than Doubled In A Decade

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Why is the Work-at-Home concept becoming increasingly popular?

by Susan Hutson

The work-at-home concept has consistently gained in popularity over the last few years. Many small home businesses have mushroomed, and even in the job sector, there is an increasing trend of work from home jobs of all kinds.

Key reasons behind this gradual shift towards working from home are the challenging economic times and increased levels of competition. Due to excessive competition, businesses are forced… >>Continue reading Why is the Work-at-Home concept becoming increasingly popular?

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Work-At-Home Marketers Settle FTC Charges

Work-At-Home Marketers Settle FTC Charges: Falsely Claimed Consumers Could Earn Significant Income Processing Medical Bills

The marketers of a work-at-home scam who led consumers to believe they could earn $500 or more per week processing medical bills and would receive training and access to customers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their deceptive claims violated federal law. The settlements bar future violations and require them to… >>Continue reading Work-At-Home Marketers Settle FTC Charges

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