SBA Issues Scam Alert for All Small Businesses

 

Government and Economy

SBA Warns of Fraudulent Attempts to Obtain Bank Account Information from Small Businesses

The US Small Business Administration has issued a scam alert today to small businesses, warning them not to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been sent by the SBA asking for bank account information in order to qualify them for federal tax rebates. US Small Business Administration

Is an SBA Overhaul on the Horizon?

Having positioned himself as pro-small business, President Obama is wasting no time in turning his attention to the SBA, and most people involved in small business issues agree that it is time for some major changes. Entrepreneur.com

Some GOP Governors Balking at Stimulus Money

Despite severe budget issues, a group of Republican governors may reject federal stimulus money on moral or political grounds. CBSNews.com

Fed Chairman Defends Efforts on Economy

The chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben S. Bernanke, has vowed to do “whatever it takes” to put the ailing economy on firm footing again in spite of the fact that the most recent indicators are “dismal.” New York Times

Management and Financial Issues

Recognition in Tough Times
The premise of employee recognition is simply this: You want to recognize positive behaviors so they will be repeated. ManageSmarter.com

Getting Around the Bases

Just as crossing home plate in baseball is what ultimately counts, it's the actions we take in life that make us successful. But to get to home plate, you have to round the bases first.

Technology Issues

Smart Cost Cutting: Technology

Cutting technology costs without gutting your functioning technology can he tough, but it is doable. Here are some suggestions. Wall Street Journal

10 Easy Steps to Set Up Your Accounting Software

Often, the biggest roadblock between you and a modern accounting system is the fear of plunging it in. Try these ten easy steps to get started. PCMag.com

Benefits and Labor Issues

COBRA-Related Compliance Issues

The average cost of a family healthcare plan in 2008 was $12,680, meaning that employers will pay an average of $8,242 per family plan before deducting that expense from their payroll taxes. Here are some things all employers need to know. Workforce Management

Very Little Employee Love This Year
A recent survey finds that when it comes to job satisfaction, employees have very little "love" for their jobs or employers. ManageSmarter.com

Sales and Marketing

Smart Marketing: Databases and Accountability

The question of the moment is, "How do we increase sales and lower our cost today?" The answer is to rely on your two greatest tools: your database and accountability. ManageSmarter.com

Turnaround Measures for E-Mail Marketers
Avoid list fatigue and make your email marketing program more effective with these three simple steps. ClickZ.com