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   Business Cycles

In the Midwest we are used to seeing extremes in the weather. In the spring, one day it may be snowing and the next day it may be sunny and 70 degrees. The old saying, "If you don't like the weather in the Midwest, wait ten minutes", is rooted in fact. Our weather can change quickly but the seasonal cycles continue.

Business cycles are similar to weather cycles although they tend to last longer. Recent economic problems have political hacks pointing fingers and pontificating about whose fault it is and what steps they would take if they were in charge. Unlike the weather, constant complaints from politicians, pundits and media can effect and even change the direction of an economy. Whether real or imagined, negativity regarding the economy can have an impact.

Many businesses make the mistake of thinking that even a perceived slow down in the economy means they have to cut back and often the easiest place to cut back is promotions and advertising. There is an often used analogy that is very appropriate in these circumstances. "How well you weather the storm depends largely on how steady the hand is on the tiller". In other words don't panic, maintain the programs and processes that have proven to be successful so far.

Like the person who puts his snow shovel away to early, a business that cuts back on promotions and advertising during a lull may have a tougher time digging themselves out later. There is a reason both weather and business are discussed in cyclical terms, no matter how bad a storm or business climate may be, calm and sunshine usually follow.
  Batteryless Digital Camera

Engineers have created a digital camera that generates it's own power. The low resolution camera captures excess light to the sensor and converts that light to energy that powers the camera.

The innovative camera currently has no storage capacity and is strictly a prototype that proves the technology is possible. The creators say there is no reason other than cost that a high resolution version could not be created.

Security and surveillance applications are obvious sources of interest in the project.

See the whole story at DIY Photography.

Check out Manilla Iowa's new look. The website has had a complete make over and added several features. The responsive design adjusts based on the device you use to view the site. A Community Calendar, News Scroller, Photo gallery and Who to Call sections enhance the site and offer visitors a wealth of information.
#########    Just for Grins    #########  
Twitter One Liners ~ Again
1. I was going for "sexy librarian" with my new glasses but I ended up with "girl who served the punch at prom".
2. Any woman can fool a man who wants her to.
3. Despite the old saying, "Don't take your troubles to bed", many women still sleep with their husbands.
4. I pulled a tissue and 5 came out. For a brief, terrifying moment I felt like a clown.
I had an out-of-body-wash experience in the shower today.
Snowboarding: All the fun of surfing and almost no shark attacks.
The 100m butterfly at the Olympics is not nearly as terrifying as it sounds.
Sign on my office wall: "Be a team player, it diffuses the blame."
Emoticons are the mimes of the internet.
I'm not allowed on Disney cruise ships ever since that whole "poop deck" misunderstanding.
Links of Interest Monthly Tip

Denison Links 
Area Website Directory, Recipe Database, Family Resource Links, and E-Minder

 Monarch Country  
Highlights, Scores, Schedules and More..

Marketing Edge Blog
Marketing tips and Commentary

Definitely Denison
Find out More about Denison (Where to shop, eat and stay)

DIY Photography
Photography Website

Manilla Iowa
Official Website for the City of Manilla Iowa

irtual Desktop Software


Dexpot is a virtual desktop software that is free for private use. Virtual desktops allow you to control the clutter on your PC desktop. You can have one virtual desktop for work, one for games another for photos etc.

You can use Dexpot to organize applications for specific uses as well as display all windows in a specific desktop as tiles.

You can sort or distribute desktop shortcuts and icons between individual desktops. Dexpot also creates right click menus that allow you to share applications between desktops.

Check out Dexpot

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