Hi Readers,

A few extra links this week – last week ran away from me.

At the bottom of this page are details of how you can assist those effected by the Victorian Bush Fires through a local Sunshine Coast effort.

New media goes UP. Old media goes DOWN. Stats prove that a ‘simple website’ or TV ad is not good enough in todays market. e.g. – Blogs are now used by 24% of Internet users, up from 13% in 2006

iPhone Fans – you’ll love these 50 money apps

Looking for a new e-mail client?

What products should I focus on? Sunshine Coast Business Consultant Aaron Parkes answers your questions.

AVON calls during the Superbowl. Proof that this economic climate is lending itself to many NEW home based businesses.

Top 10 online social networks with a Gen-Y focus. Interesting stuff

How Twitter DOUBLED a cafe’s coffee sales.

Branding where you least expect it. Amazingly – these guys have some large clients.  I guesss they have a large market appeal.

Really LOCAL newspaper. I’m seriously thinking this might work on the Sunshine Coast – I honestly can’t say that I’ve ever hear people say “I love the Sunshine Coast Daily” (besides their sales reps)

Miami’s homeless and their squatting options. This little story is quite amazing and a sobering look at the effects of the downturn on America’s middle class.

Help Needed – Donate Goods for the Victorian Fire Victims:

Kings Christian Church in Buderim have a partnered with local business and organised a large shipping container to be filled and shipped to Victoria.  If you can supply any of the following GOOD QUALITY items, please bring them to the Kings Champion Centre on the Cnr of Crosby Hill Road and Tanawha Tourist Drive or contact their office on 07 5453 9000

The following good quality items are needed:
· Linen & bedding
· Blankets
· Sporting goods
· Children’s books & toys
· Crockery & cutlery
· Cooking utensils
· New unopened personal care items such as toothbrushes, toiletries, brushes, combs, personal hygiene, nappies etc.