Small Business May be Exempted From Card Check Rules

 

Government and Economy

Can Small Businesses be Exempted from Card Check Unionization?

While small business groups are readying their opposition to new card check legislation, many are hopeful that after compromise negotiations in Congress, small business will be exempt. WSJ.com

Local Economies Seeking Their Own Stimulus

Cities, counties and states across the nation are launching home-grown economic-stimulus plans aimed at spurring local spending and keeping small businesses afloat during the recession. WSJ.com

Reaching “Millionaire Tax” Status The Easy Way

You don't even have to be a millionaire. Consider this: 75% of small businesses report profits (or losses) as personal income. Add in salary, spouse's salary, other perks like a company car and it's easy to get to $250,000, the amount that triggers the "millionaires' tax." Newsday.com

Management and Financial Issues

From Niche Market to Mass Market
Iman, the founder and CEO of Iman Cosmetics, discusses her transition from supermodel to entrepreneur with her beauty line specifically for women of color-and her success at taking that niche line to a mass market. (Video) BusinessWeek.com

Technology Issues

Look Who's Tweeting
Lessons from brands and people leveraging Twitter: a Canadian lifestyle brand, British celebrity chef, a British entrepreneur, and a beauty brand. ClickZ.com

Benefits and Labor Issues

Survey: 20% of Employers to Drop Health Benefits
Nearly 20% of employers responding to a new survey are planning to stop offering health benefits over the next three to five years. That is nearly five times as many as the 4% who were planning to drop the benefits last year. Workforce.com

Sales and Marketing

Six International E-Mail Marketing Challenges
Factors to consider when sending e-mail to multiple countries, each with its own language, culture, and social morays. ClickZ.com

Defining Your Competition-Enhance Your Position

Properly defining your competition is really a matter of perspective, and finding the right perspective—that of your current or potential customers—is well worth the time and effort. BusinessWeek.com