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]

Small Business Not Sold on Robin Hood Economics

  Government and Economy Small Business Not Sold on Robin Hood Economics The spending plan President Obama sent to Congress would take nearly $1 trillion from the rich in new taxes and give it to the poor in new tax cuts, college loans and socialized medicine; but small business advocates are worried about the problems that punishing Wall Street will cause on Main Street. Management and Financial Issues VCs Call for Frugality There is less money available to entrepreneurs these days and with fewer startups being bought, ventur... [Read Full Article]

Unemployment Surges, Obama Demands Action

Government and Economy Unemployment Surges to 7.6% As if we needed further proof that the nation's employment is deteriorating at a frightening rate, employers eliminated 598,000 jobs in January and pushed the unemployment rate up to 7.6%, the highest unemployment rate since 1974. Obama Demands Action on the Economy President Obama spoke out against what he described as an "inexcusable and irresponsible" delay of his economic recovery legislation in Congress, especially given the fact that an estimated 3.6 million Americans have lost their jobs since the recession began. [Read Full Article]