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. WashingtonPost.com

Management and Financial Issues

VCs Call for Frugality

There is less money available to entrepreneurs these days and with fewer startups being bought, venture capitalists are pushing portfolio companies to focus on frugality. BusinessWeek.com

What You Need to Know About Lawful Waivers of Age Discrimination Claims
To have a valid release of claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, employers must comply with several technical requirements. These requirements are strict and unqualified, and the employer has to meet them all. Here is an outline of what you must do to comply. Workforce.com

Individual Performance Should Meet Organizational Goals

Goal management can help organizations manage employee performance in a strategic, effective way. TalentManagement.com

Technology Issues

Web 2.0 Is Just So 2008
What will the next stage in the Web's development offer marketers? ClickZ.com

Buyer's Guide: Managed Hosting Services
Hosting a web site in-house can be expensive, as it requires the necessary hardware and software and power and security precautions—not to mention the cost of bandwidth. To reduce costs and increase both security and performance, some companies are turning to "shared" solutions, such as managed hosting and colocation. Before implementing one of these solutions, learn what your options are, and the questions to ask vendors. TechnologyEvaluation.com

Benefits and Labor Issues

Document Your Fairness Before you Fire

Before you let someone go—for cause or just because you have to—do yourself a favor and document the situation in case you wind up in court later. USAToday.com

Employee Morale Deteriorating

Employment plunged in February as employers continued to reduce costs through layoffs and pay cuts, moves that appear to be taking a toll on the morale of remaining workers. Workforce.com

Sales and Marketing

It's Not Just E-Mail Anymore
Are you developing a consistent message? Here are six points to consider. ClickZ.com

Dumb Sales Questions During a Bad Economy
If your team is fond of any of the following queries, you may find yourself in a world of trouble. ManageSmarter.com

Let Your Customers 'Have It Their Way'
The famous Burger King slogan is more than just a catchy phrase—it's a business philosophy for success in trying times. ManageSmarter.com