Information

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics | Master of Science in Information Technology | Online IT Programs

Read More

Starting an Internet Business | FTC Consumer Information

An internet business can sound like a dream: work from home, set your own hours, be your own boss. But if you’re considering buying an internet business opportunity, watch out for promises of big or guaranteed earnings. Regardless of the stories you’ve might have read or heard about college-age entrepreneurs turning into internet gazillionaires, there’s no such thing as a sure thing.

Any online business opportunity that promises guaranteed income, large returns, or a “proven system” is likely a scam. If you pay for the so-called opportunity, you’re then often asked to pay even more: for business coaching or mentoring services to guarantee or increase your business’s success. The money you spend on those extra coaching services is almost always more money down the drain.

Short on Details

An internet business is just like any other business: it requires a solid business plan. Anyone who sells legitimate business opportunities should

Read More

Personal Finance News Information Tips

Greetings all,

I guess it’s about time to shut down this blog, Top Finance Blog. It’s been a nice run of 11 years and initially I had a lot of fun and made some nice money, but those days are gone and it’s time to move on.

Since I never had many return visitors or subscribers and had only one comment in the last 5 months, I doubt anyone will actually read this. But that’s okay because I’m turning off comments in any case, so I’ll probably never know if anyone ever cared about most of the content here in the last few years or so.

However, if there were things here that interested you, here’s a bit of information for you. Many of the articles here will be repurpose elsewhere. They’ll either go to my accountant’s blog, who I write for, or my relatively local blog, Syracuse Wiki, where

Read More

Credit Insurance | FTC Consumer Information

The next time you apply for a mortgage or personal loan, you may be asked if you want to buy credit insurance, or it might already be included in your loan proposal. Credit insurance protects the loan on the chance that you can’t make your payments. Credit insurance usually is optional, which means you don’t have to purchase it from the lender. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says it’s against the law for a lender to deceptively include credit insurance (or other optional products) in your loan without your knowledge or permission.

There are four main varieties of credit insurance: Credit life insurance pays off all or some of your loan if you die.Credit disability insurance, also known as accident and health insurance, makes payments on the loan if you become ill or injured and can’t work. Involuntary unemployment insurance, also known as

Read More

Auto and Homeowners Insurance Information for Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

For authoritative information and resources on COVID-19, including situation reports, guidance, and more, visit CDC’s website, CISA.gov/coronavirus, Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Colorado Governor Resource Page, New Mexico Resource Page, Utah Resource Page, Wyoming Resource Page

Rocky Mountain Region Insurance Bulletins: CO Insurance Payments, Renewals and Cancellation Provisions; FAQ for Renewals and Cancellation Provisions (5.38) CO Governor Press Release on Delivery Drivers; CO Delivery Driver Provisions; New Mexico Insurance Bulletin, Colorado DOI Business Interruption Insurance & COVID-19 FAQ

FEMA Flood Insurance Grace Period: News Release

SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources?fbclid=IwAR3O5jQir9rGFWfx7FeUvpvq9vUAT0uAnPJ40OJFcrwjsLtwQCoyGbDjym4

NICB COVID-19 Resource Center

Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership: Readiness information for businesses to plan for potential organizational/workforce impacts from COVID-19. CISA.gov/insights. Register for the Colorado’s Business Emergency Operations Center (CO BEOC) for access to situation reports, coordination calls for needed resources and services.

“Is there business income coverage if a governmental authority requires

Read More

BIDA | Master of Information Systems Management | Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Pathway

Read More

Business Analytics/Business Intelligence information, news and tips

New & Notable


Topics Covered


  • Business intelligence management (8)
    +



  • Business intelligence technology and platforms (11)
    +



  • Corporate performance management strategy (3)
    +



  • Data analytics (8)
    +



  • Data visualization tools (3)
    +



  • Data warehouse design and administration (7)
    +


  • Margaret Rouse asks:

    What is your organization’s approach to the decision-making process?



Find Solutions For Your Project



Pro+ Business Analytics Downloads

View All


Business Analytics/Business Intelligence Basics



Multimedia




Sections from across SearchBusinessAnalytics


  • News


    View All


  • Business intelligence technology and platforms

    Automated model deployment tool highlights KNIME update

Read More

Business Information and Contacts | Homeland Security

Information and contacts to help you do business with DHS.

Industry Liaisons

Industry Liaisons promote two-way communication between the DHS and industry, academia, and other institutions. Learn about their services and identify points of contact here.

Small Business Specialists

Small Business Specialists at each DHS Component are available to discuss specific procurement opportunities available for small businesses. Learn about their services and identify points of contact here.

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Staff

The Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization staff oversee the DHS small business program. Learn about their services and identify points of contact here.

Prime Contractors

DHS maintains relationships with prime contractors who subcontract with small and disadvantaged businesses. Learn about partnering and identify points of contact here.

Strategic Sourcing and Category Management

The Strategic Sourcing Program Office collaborates with DHS’s Components to establish Department-wide contract vehicles. Learn more about Strategic Sourcing Program Office services

Read More

Vendor Information Pages

This system is intended to be used by authorized VA network users for viewing and retrieving information only except as otherwise explicitly authorized. VA information resides on and transmits through computer systems and networks funded by VA; all use is considered to be understanding and acceptance that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy for any data or transmissions on Government intranet or Extranet (non-public) networks or systems. All transactions that occur on this system and all data transmitted through this system are subject to review and action including (but not limited to) monitoring, recording, retrieving, copying, auditing, inspecting, investigating, restricting access, blocking, tracking, disclosing to authorized personnel, or any other authorized actions by all authorized VA and law enforcement personnel. All use of this system constitutes understanding and unconditional acceptance of these terms. Unauthorized attempts or acts to either (1) access, upload, change, or delete information on this system,

Read More

Credit Scores | FTC Consumer Information

Ever wonder how a lender decides whether to grant you credit? For years, creditors have been using credit scoring systems to determine if you’d be a good risk for credit cards, auto loans, and mortgages. These days, other types of businesses — including auto and homeowners insurance companies and phone companies — are using credit scores to decide whether to issue you a policy or provide you with a service and on what terms. A higher credit score is taken to mean you are less of a risk, which, in turn, means you are more likely to get credit or insurance — or pay less for it.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants you to know how credit scoring works.

What is credit scoring?

Credit scoring is a system creditors use to help determine whether to give you credit. It also may be used to

Read More