Archive for October, 2008

Amazon EC2 for Windows

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that their Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) would support Microsoft Windows Server 2003.  In addition, EC2 for Windows also supports SQL Server Standard and Express databases.  This is terrific news for those of us in the non-LAMP camp.  Amazon EC2 has been around for a few years, but only recently did […]

Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County

One of the many challenges with starting a new business is finding out what you don’t know.  One resource that stands out for me is the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA).  A quick word about the FCEDA.  According to the FCEDA web site, it’s mission is to: … promote Fairfax County, Virginia, as a […]

SBA Urges Banks to Offer Greater Loan Flexibility to Small Firms

The Small Business Administration today urged banks to offer more flexibility to small firms interested in a special long-term loan program as entrepreneurs and established small business owners find it difficult to succeed as sources of credit like home equity loans diminish. As traditional bank lending tightens in the nation’s current economic turmoil, many small […]