How do You Reward Your Salespeople?

Government, Politics and the Economy Geithner: US Unemployment May Peak in 2010 According to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, US unemployment may not peak until the second half of 2010, even though the broader economy shows signs of improvement. Bloomberg.com House Approves Food Safety Overhaul The US House of Representatives has approved the biggest overhaul of food safety laws in decades in the wake of major outbreaks of food-borne disease that has left industries fighting to woo back wary consumers. Bloomberg.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Money Management: Take a Step Back and Readjust

Tips from June 30, 2009 The Small Business tips today will be about taking a step back and readjusting how you manage your business. If things are slow, change your look and feel about your business.  Keep your business updated with current times and trends to catch potential customers' eyes. Ask for feedback from customers about what can be done to update your business.  Loyal customers can give a great response as they are dedicated to your business. Recalculate your budget.  Some of the money you thought was a good idea to spend in one area may be better in another.  If needed, write up a modified budget and think about how you can save. Keep track of your office supplies.  Take inventory and cut back on your overstocked supplies and focus your money on purchasing the essential ones. ABC members have discounts on thousands of products at Staples. Go to [Read Full Article]


Merchants May Find Help With Credit Card Costs

  Government, Politics and the Economy Partisan Lines Forming Over Healthcare Reform The top Senate Democrats and President Obama appear aligned in support of a government-run health insurance option, facing off against Senate Republicans who say they refuse to won't back such a measure. WashingtonTimes.com New Bill Could Help Merchants with Credit Card Costs Under a new bill before the House of Representatives, merchants would be able to negotiate with banks to reduce the costs associated with credit card purchases. Reuters.com [Read Full Article]