Ryanair is hiring 125 pilots to clean up its cancellations ‘mess’ — and could force 500 existing pilots to change holiday plans

Ryanair is hiring 125 pilots to avoid additional flight cancellations and could force 500 existing pilots to change holiday plans. According to Sky News, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said on Thursday that that the firm would recruit 125 pilots in the next week or two and increase pay for others. He also said the airline is […]

Guess How Amazon and Two Other Firms Are Changing Operations — Forever

Amazon and Uber are re-imagining the delivery business — creating a whole new market for freelancers in the process. Meanwhile, the way eCommerce is automated may be changing forever. Read on for a full list of headlines in this week’s Small Business Trends News and Information Roundup. Operations Amazon Flex, UberRush Create Freelance Delivery Industry […]

Mi Notebook Air May Remind You of Another Computer — But Cheaper

The founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, doesn’t like to be compared to Steve Jobs, but the latest product from the company, the Mi Notebook Air will do very little to convince people otherwise. You don’t have to have a degree from Stanford in computer science to see the similarities with Apple’s Macbook Air, […]

Mi Notebook Air May Remind You of Another Computer — But Cheaper

The founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, doesn’t like to be compared to Steve Jobs, but the latest product from the company, the Mi Notebook Air will do very little to convince people otherwise. You don’t have to have a degree from Stanford in computer science to see the similarities with Apple’s Macbook Air, […]

Your So-Called Secrets Are Out — Time to Upgrade Your Banking Security

Your mother’s maiden name is probably not a secret. Neither, necessarily, is your high school mascot or the size of your car payment. But some banks and brokerages still pretend this is information only you would know, and that could be putting your money at risk. So-called security questions long ago outlived their usefulness, since […]

Make Presentations from Your Android Phone — Anywhere

The ability to deliver a presentation remotely can have myriad advantages for small businesses. And a new tool from Google will allow users to share Slides presentations via Google Hangouts that can be viewed by multiple parties in different locations in real time. Google Slides software engineer Fenil Shah writes on the Official Google for […]

What Is Your Best Incentive — Besides Money — For Keeping Great Employees? [POLL]

Small businesses need great employees, too. Often though, it’s big businesses that are plucking the best talent away from small businesses. It’s them that typically has the capital to pay a higher salary and the resources to offer better benefits packages. So, if your small business currently has some great talent on board and their […]