President Calls for Stock Purchases as Treasury Defends Tax Hikes

 

Government and Economy

Small Business Help from the Government

From tax advice to government contracting, the SBA, other agencies and advocacy groups are increasingly reaching out to small businesses online. BusinessWeek.com

Treasury Secretary: Tax Hikes Necessary
President Obama's Treasury secretary is defending proposed tax increases on the wealthy by explaining that such increases are necessary to limit future budget deficits. USAToday.com

Obama Trying to Raise Stock Confidence
Trying to pump up confidence in the economy, President Obama said that since Wall Street has been hammered all this time, "buying stocks is a potentially good deal." He also dispatched top aides to Capitol Hill to defend his economic plans. Associated Press

Management and Financial Issues

Saving Your Failing Startup

The founder of Silicon Alley Reporter and Mahalo.com offers advice from the trenches to entrepreneurs in trouble. BusinessWeek.com

Survival by Innovation

Great ideas require innovation, and innovation requires that an organization be receptive and able to change, quickly. Talent Management

Technology Issues

Robots Are No Replacement
When using social networks, relying on automated tools just leads to spam and that just leads to being dropped and ignored, two things your online marketing cannot afford. ClickZ.com

Making the Move: What to Do When You've Outgrown QuickBooks
Your old solution provided the basic bookkeeping capabilities you needed to start your company. But now, you have more customers, more employees, more complexity. What do you do when your small business is no longer so small? Before you make the move to a more powerful accounting solution, you should gather the facts and compare solutions. Get started with 37 tips for finding the accounting solution that fits your needs. TechnologyEvaluation.com

Benefits and Labor Issues

Outplacement: A Coveted Benefit in Hard Times
With lay-offs coming in ever increasing numbers, some employers are offering their employees outplacement services—once seen as a benefit exclusively for executives—to help them cope. Workforce Management

Family and Medical Leave Act: New Regulations Now in Effect
All managers who are involved in administering FMLA leaves will need to be informed and trained about these new regulations, since they deal with a wide range of issues that can arise in the course of administering FMLA leaves. Workforce Management

Sales and Marketing

Marketing in a New World
A consumer revolution has begun, and online behavioral marketing is clearly a way for your brand to avoid getting overthrown. ClickZ.com

Small Business Marketing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Small business owners and self-employed professionals can increase marketing success by avoiding these 11 monstrous, business-sabotaging errors. BusinessKnowHow.com

Times are Tough, but the Hispanic Market is Booming
Businesses and cultural institutions have been able to ignore the Hispanic market for ages, but now, they are chasing after it. After all, that’s where the money is. MSNBC.com