Stimulus Bill Goes to Vote Sight Unseen as SBA Makes Refinancing Easier

Government and Economy

Most Lawmakers Will Vote on Stimulus Sight Unseen

According to Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), none of his Senate colleagues will "have the chance" to read the entire 1,071 page final version of the $790-billion stimulus bill before it comes up for a final vote in Congress.

SBA Makes it Easier to Refinance Existing Credit Lines

The U.S. Small Business Administration has made a first revision to its procedural guidance governing lender participation and loan processing for the two SBA major loan guarantee programs: 7(a) and 504.

2008 Small Business Economy Report Released

The 2008 edition of The Small Business Economy documents the small business role in the economy of 2007 and includes chapters focusing on financing, procurement, international trade, small business training and development, tax policy, business creation, and regulation.

Who is to Blame for the Financial Crisis?

Who do you blame for the current economic crisis? Here are Time magazine's picks and you get to vote!

Management and Financial Issues

Entrepreneurs Thinking Big

An inside look at the latest crop of entrepreneurs to break into the world of global business.

Entrepreneurs Thinking Big

Start-up companies are finding it more difficult than ever to find the capital they need to build viable businesses. Here are some funding ideas you can use to raise that much-needed start-up money.

The Best Leaders Build Trust

When trust is lacking, there is a hidden burden on every transaction, communication, interaction, strategy and decision; raising costs and lowering speed. Find out how the best leaders build trust and learn the 13 behaviors of high-trust leaders.

Technology Issues

Protect Your Email

Because email is so critical, managing it properly and protecting it from the growing array of threats is becoming increasingly important. In this case study, learn how to manage these threats.

The Power of the Personal
Learn how personalization technologies can help online businesses better connect with customers.

Communication Strategy: It is All About Context

Employees should be trained to assess the business context before deciding whether to dial the phone or hit the ‘send’ button on an e-mail or instant message.

Benefits and Labor Issues

High-Deductible Plans

Health insurers are aggressively marketing high-deductible insurance plans that focus more on patients improving their health. Employers, however, concerned with legal issues and upsetting employees, are not buying in..

The Monster Data Breach and the Disclosure Debate

Monster.com’s latest data breach is a reminder that online job boards remain under attack from hackers, and that data breaches raise difficult questions about information disclosure.

Sales and Marketing

Ad Tactics: When They Don't Fit Your Brand

In 2004, Oprah Winfrey made a big splash when she gave away a new Pontiac to every member of her studio audience. The giveaway was a brilliant brand builder for her, but it didn't do much for the Pontiac brand.

When “Free” Fails You

Offering a product too cheaply can devalue it for customers and hurt your sales. Learn how to focus in on the right price point.