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  • Helping new business owners start smart

    Many new entrepreneurs are confident in the product or service they want to bring to the market and they are confident they have the industry expertise and customer focus it takes to drive their business idea. Yet, navigating the process of starting a business gives them pause.

  • Subscription based software

    Software companies began a major transition a couple of years ago from a purchase license to a subscription license for the software you use most often.

    Software has always been a license more like a lease to use, like a movie ticket for a one time use of a seat in a theater, rather than an outright purchase to own.

    Most people, however, never read the fine print on the sales agreement that said you have the right to use, but may not modify, resell, and so forth.

  • We're Growing

    By Krista Levee

    Chamber Director

    We are growing!

    In case you missed the February Chamber Luncheon, it was packed!

  • Implementing GodMode in Windows 10

    Nearly every piece of software in existence has a back door, tweak or hack that will open up a new world of possibilities. For gamers, these god-like powers give you things like unlimited lives, infinite power, or indestructibility.

    Windows has long had, at least since Windows 97, a GodMode. GodMode for Windows 10 provides access to over 260 features and utilities that approach god-like powers for Windows testers, hackers, and even the common user.

  • Startup success shares lessons learned

    By Lisa Williams

    Just over three years ago, husband and wife team Bob Purcell and Rebecca Wheeling answered a calling to turn a bright idea into a business.

    As independent insurance adjusters, the couple knew having someone work the phones and maps to schedule and route their appointments made their work more efficient. More importantly, those services enabled them to help people in crises get their lives back faster.

  • Frankfort Focus - Consumer protection key in general assembly

    When it comes to the public’s safety and well-being, consumer protection may not always grab the headlines, but that doesn’t diminish its importance.

    It was the key theme last week in the Kentucky House, which moved forward not one but four bills touching on this issue.

  • Tips to automate your savings, participate in KY saves week

    Sometimes building a healthy cushion of savings can seem like a daunting task. It can be very easy to lose track and have to make a late credit card payment or to end up spending all of your paycheck without remembering to save part of it. One easy way to get started on saving this Kentucky Saves Week is to automate your savings.

  • Amazon's Echo: Toy or tool?

    One of my best friends sent me the best present ever, an Amazon Echo. It started out as an innocent question, since I knew he had one. “What is Echo and what would I do with it?” His response was “You just have to try it.”, and he sent me one.

  • Net-etiquette, surviving in the digital age

    As a business professional, your business life-blood may depend on email, texting, and quality communications. I have been using email since its inception at DARPA and I have seen the worst and the best of practices. Unfortunately, today we experience more worst than best of practices.

    First, consider that email is more like sending a letter. If you do not know what a letter is, please put this down and ask your mother. And texting is more like a short phone call. Do not confuse the two.

  • Why the Early Years Matter

    The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood wants to make sure families are aware how important the first years are in a child’s development. Ninety percent of brain development happens in the first five years. A child’s vocabulary as early as age three can predict third grade reading achievement.