Archive for August, 2012

How to identify and target a profitable IT consulting niche

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Charge more than burger-flipping rates for your IT consulting work by specializing. Read tips on how finding and evaluating a niche market.

Feds Probe Mobile App Privacy Safeguards

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Consumer advocates emphasize how little they know about how mobile firms operate as Commerce Department continues probe of apps amid broader online privacy inquiry.

2012 Social Boom Conference Poised To Propel Businesses Out Of Social Media Rut

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Attendees of the upcoming Social Boom Social media conference will have a clear leg up on the competition.

Camden County College to offer associate degree in web design

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Students pursuing positions in the field of web design’as interactive media producers, website animators, website designers, website project coordinators and so forth’can now receive the education they need through Camden County College’s new associat…

Facebook ad budgets grow faster than search spending

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Kenshoo’s clients increased Facebook ad spend 32% in the first half of 2012. Marketers increased their Facebook ad budgets 32% in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2011, according to a new report from Kenshoo Inc.

Carole Currie on the Blomberg family history

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Several members of the Blomberg family, one of the formative Jewish merchant families in Asheville, gathered last weekend for their first-ever family reunion. Jan Schochet of Chapel Hill, formerly of Asheville, took on the challenge of getting the gro…

Mobile and Technology

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Understanding your customer inside out, taking lessons from others who have done it well, knowing how much you have to spend and getting the right technology partner on board are all key to a good design strategy.