Three Things Small Businesses Should Look for in '09

  Government, Politics and the Economy Three Things to Watch in the Second Half of '09 Halfway through the year is a good time to pause, reflect, and take inventory. We have probably survived the worst of the recession but the question is, what's next? Here are three things to keep an eye on. Tyson: More Stimulus Needed According to Obama advisor Laura Tyson, the US should consider a second stimulus package focusing on infrastructure projects because the $787 billion approved in February was “a bit too small.” Management and Operations [Read Full Article]

Should You Encourage Your Employees to Connect Online?

Social networking websites are a great way to market your business, a great resource to look into the lives of potential employees and they are also a great way for your employees to stay connected, not only with each other but also with others. The question, though, is whether this is a good or useful thing for your employees to be doing. They are, after all, opening a window into their private lives that would otherwise likely remain firmly shut. There are a lot of advantages to it, of course; also many disadvantages.  /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} Advantages... [Read Full Article]