November 2014

An Insider's Perspective on Serotek

Back in September 2011 I’d reached that point in my part-time business where I no longer wanted to just write for nonprofit organizations. I wanted to try my hand at content marketing for tech companies. As far as assistive technology, I wrote to Freedom Scientific, HIMS, Sendero, and just for the hell of it, I wrote to Serotek.

Is Technology Helping or Hindering the Blind?

The other day I sat down to chat with a 13-year-old boy who is slowly beginning to lose his sight. Among other positive points, I made the observation that on the whole, it really is not a bad time to be a blind person. After all, technology has improved in leaps and bounds, but later I got to wondering if technology might not be empowering us as effectively as it is holding us back.

10 Reasons Not to Start a Nonprofit

These days it seems everyone wants to run out and start a nonprofit to solve the world’s problems. There’s something noble in wanting to use your talents to leave behind a better place, but does that necessarily mean starting a new organization?

Hadley: A Hidden Gem for Blind Entrepreneurs

Remember when I told you to stop blaming the economy for your unemployment? After the economic bust in 2008 many people went into business for themselves, and while it is always a good idea to be educated on the nuances of planning and launching a new business, you don’t necessarily need a full college degree.

Best Financial Advice Roundup for November 2014

These are the articles that grabbed my attention over the past month:

Student Loan Forgiveness Series: Volunteering