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In the NewsU.S. to Help Banks in Distressed AreasThe Treasury Department will invest up to $1 billion from the federal bank bailout fund in small banks and credit unions that make loans to small businesses in some of the communities most ravaged by the economic downturn, officials announced on Wednesday. NYtimes.com Management & Operations How To Develop Your Global Leadership Pipeline To stay competitive in your industry and accomplish your goals, it is important to have strong leadership. This stems from executives, managers, and even entry-level employees, as they develop skills for improving the... [Read Full Article]


A Small Business Owner Takes His Case to the Top

Government and Politics A Small-Business Owner Takes His Case to the Top Last week, one entrepreneur had the opportunity to ask President Obama a question that no doubt has been on the mind of many others regarding small business loans. NYtimes.com Government and Politics Obama's Small Business Plans: Where They Stand President Obama has been talking -- a lot -- about what Washington needs to do to help save small businesses. Over the past week, he's introduced a half-dozen different initiatives aimed at unlocking credit, creating jobs and expanding the Small Business Administration's loan pr... [Read Full Article]


Main Street Frustration: 'Everything is Going to Banks'

Government and PoliticsWhat Obama Said About Small BusinessA short but prominent section of President Obama’s State of the Union focused on helping small businesses to create jobs. Here’s a look at what he said and what it means. BusinessWeek.comGovernment and PoliticsGlobal Workforce Report on Emerging Markets: The Backshoring MythDespite media hype about the recession driving jobs back to the U.S., the business case for outsourcing to the emerging markets remains overwhelming. Workforce.comGovernment and Politics [Read Full Article]


Tax Implications for Small Business in the New Housing Bailout Bill

I thought Big Brother was busy regulating eating habits in Los Angeles but he does seem to get around! It seems as if he’s had his fingers in the new housing bailout bill just signed by President Bush. This should not be a surprise to anyone. After all, it was to the IRS that Congress turned when they realized that they had to do something about the crisis. Now it’s done and we can sit back and watch what happens in the housing market. Will Fannie and Freddie shape up, or will they take their new revenues and continue to spend like drunken sailors on a long awaited and all too short shore leave? We’ll have the answer to that soon enough. The issue here is what is not being reported in the media, some little changes to the tax code that should concern anyone in business. The Tax Man cometh!  /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-sty... [Read Full Article]