Cars provide us freedom and liberty. At least they used to.

The modern car has improved our lives substantially since they were first introduced in the late 1800s. Considering automobiles substantially upgraded our mobility from a 15-mile range to easily 400 today. The popularity of cars surged as they delivered…

Computing on Linux wasn’t always easy, but perhaps now is the time it’s taken more seriously by small and medium-sized businesses. For the past few months, I have been using the Ubuntu Desktop Linux distribution for personal and professional use, and I’ve been pleased — but it hasn’t always been…

This week, President Obama addressed the nation on the escalating gun violence, concerns about ISIS, and did his best to squelch fears about Muslims living in the US.

Following his rather short and direct address was the usual critiquing (ahem, “analysis”) and pandering to television audiences across the spectrum. …


Unless you earn $12,000 or less per year as an individual, or $24,000 for a family of four, you are not living in poverty. This poverty line varies from state to state, but that’s the federal guideline.


Many of us lose sight of what we have to be…

Developers must nail their organic marketing
efforts first before investing in paid media.

I know your pain as a developer. You created an amazing app that solves pains that people are potentially willing to pay you for. It does everything that people need, they just don’t know about it yet!

Helpful tips for shooting your
first demo video about your new app

Many developers often are challenged in creating their demo video for their app. If this sounds like you, this tip will be useful so you can create a powerful video that results in more customer acquisitions. If not, then you’ll have a quick checklist that you have it right.


Have you noticed a change to the content you are shown on Facebook? Most people don’t think twice about the links, videos and updates that are displayed on their News Feed — except anyone who manages a Facebook Page.

Every other quarter, Facebook announces some sort of ‘subtle’ enhancement to…

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Today, it’s much easier to push, pull and transform data from multiple apps than it ever was before. While that could said about any given point in history, we have arrived at a point where businesses and individuals alike can get more done by using open and accessible APIs. …

Over the past few months, I’ve had a pretty challenging start to 2015. If I could, I’d rewind the clock about four months, and re-do it. In other words, I’ll share a bit more about what I’ve been up to lately and what I’ve learned.

Where do I begin? I…

If you haven’t heard already, LinkedIn acquired the premium online learning platform, Lynda, for $1.5 billion. This is newsworthy for obvious reasons such as the cash and stock amount, but it also should send positive vibes to millions of small businesses and entrepreneurs for at least one reason: validation.

Lynda joins the LinkedIn company. (Image via LinkedIn Blog)


Joe Manna

A guy living in Phoenix who loves small businesses, startups and cars. These views are my own.

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