Online education portals like Udacity and Coursera are really changing the world of remote learning in significant ways. By making free and high quality education accessible to a global audience, these platforms are opening up undreamt of possibilities for communities around the world to improve, grow, and prosper in the digital economy of the 21st century. Education at top tier colleges and universities has traditionally been a social and economic privilege, but now anyone can join in the learning revolution by sitting in virtual classrooms with the world’s best and brightest educators. Whether this involves learning how to code and build smart phone apps, or starting up a new business, or learning about public health literacy, the sky is the limit of what’s now possible.

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DIY Apps for Small Business – Part 1

Yes, you can REALLY build an app all by yourself! Evidence is coming in from all different sources and reports — Businesses who have a mobile marketing strategy and who are using in-house apps are cutting expenses, making more sales, improving productivity, building customer relationships and ultimately improving their revenue.  These businesses are capitalizing on the… Read the full post


Top 3 Cloud PaaS Providers for your next app

Unless you have been living under a rock for a while, you might already be aware of how cloud PaaS providers are changing the apps game. With the advent of cloud computing, the technology and processes for hosting, deploying, scaling and maintaining your app have become easy as a click.  Today, we look at the… Read the full post


Top 3 CSS Frameworks you should know about

If you are a front-end engineer, web designer or a newbie, this article is for you. Today, we are going to cover the Top 3 CSS frameworks that you should definitely know about. Why? The answer is simple. From world’s biggest corporations to the smallest of websites, CSS frameworks have redefined web design in an… Read the full post

Mind Mapping

Grow up, use Mindmaps

No matter what the industry, there is one thing that all business owners have in common.  We need to find ways to best utilize our time and to stay organized.   Whether you’re just starting out or have had a successful business for years, in order to grow you need to plan for the future.   The… Read the full post


Save Money with Eco-Friendly “Green” Technology

What if you could take steps to help the environment and at the same time cut the IT costs for your business?  You would want to know about it right?   Use technology for conducting meetings and conference calls…  If we are honest, the word “meeting” often comes with a tinge of apprehension.  This is… Read the full post


9 Tips for Cutting Business Expenses with Technology

Technology – It’s there to simplify our lives, increase efficiency and to help us get a job done with less effort or time.   But for business owners, choosing whether to buy new technology comes with important decisions that need to be considered first. If I  purchase “technological advancement X,” what will it do for my… Read the full post


Make your own online library (part 2)

Which social bookmarking sites should you use for your business? A lot of users think that social bookmarking sites lag far behind networks like Twitter and Facebook – but these sites have their own purpose and inspiration and are not trying to be the same. How you can use them for realizing your business goals… Read the full post


What can I learn from (and about) IT? Hint: A LOT!

In the first article of this series on cutting IT costs for small businesses, we provided a definition of Information Technology (IT) in terms that are simple and relevant for you, the small business owner – using technology to enhance the way you use, store and share information. The purpose of this article is to… Read the full post