Ready for a Second Stimulus?

  Government, Politics and the Economy Stimulus Plan: Where are the Jobs? That is the $787 billion question: Where is all that government stimulus money, and why hasn't it stemmed the rising tide of US unemployment? BusinessWeek.com Second Stimulus: Democrats Split Democrats in Congress are divided over whether to push for more deficit spending to end the recession and stem job losses, complicating the possibility of a second stimulus bill. Bloomberg.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Obama Pleads for the Automakers, Chances for Passage Slim

Government and Economy Obama Calls for Auto Industry AidPresident-elect Barack Obama is appealing for passage of an auto industry rescue package. Obama: “The government can't just stand by and watch the industry collapse.” Murky Future for Auto RescueProspects for the $14 billion auto industry rescue package dimmed amid strong Republican opposition, despite urgent appeals from Congress, President-elect Barack Obama and the Bush White House. New Unemployment Surges UnexpectedlyNew claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, one... [Read Full Article]


Top Ten Social Network Websites for Small Businesses

A successful social network allows users to virtually connect with each other and share common ideas, goals, and values.  Social network services can prove useful to small businesses as they provide a way for them to get their name out to the public and build relationships. Here are some of the top social networking websites for small businesses: ConstantContact Community Small business owners can now communicate on the ConstantContact community network, a leading email marketing and online survey tool. A membership with ConstantContact allows small business owners to discuss various topics on discussion boards, ranging from businesses referrals to useful resources.   Facebook Facebook connects friends, coworkers, and classmates in various regional networks, favoring high school and college students. Facebook pages or groups can be cr... [Read Full Article]