New Credit Card Rules' Double Standard

In the NewsStimulus Funding for SBA Loans Runs Out—AgainIn a case of legislative déjà vu, the Small Business Administration has announced that funding for two popular lending programs is on the verge of running out - again. WSJ.comIn the NewsConsumers Buy Into 'Buy Local'More groups are forming to send shoppers to home-grown independent businesses. But their impact on jobs is hard to quantify. BusinessWeek.com Management & Operations [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Management: Producing Happiness

Tips from October 6, 2009 The Small Business tips today cover working towards a happy workplace. Engage your employees. Reiterate your goals and have them working hard to get involved and participate. Encourage productivity and offer rewards by giving hard workers breaks: they deserve it! Ask for feedback. What keeps employees motivated? Engaged? Energized? Incorporate their suggestions Make sure employees Say, Stay, Strive. Say good things; intend to Stay at your biz; Strive to give 100%. Daily Overview: A good environment leads to happiness, which in turn will lead to productivity & satisfaction. [Read Full Article]