Government and Economy
Small Business Stimulus: Is Obama Doing Enough?
As stimulus money starts trickling out, some are asking a timely question: Is the federal government doing enough to ensure small businesses get their share? WSJ.com
10 Growth Sectors
In spite of all the bad economic news, some sectors of the economy are actually growing. Here is the rundown. Entrepreneur.com
Report: Record Fall-off in Sales-tax Revenue
State and local sales-tax revenue fell more sharply in the fourth quarter of 2008 than at any time in the past half century, and has continued to erode through the beginning of 2009, according to a report released Tuesday. WSJ.com
Management and Financial Issues
Beating Workplace Recession Stress
As a small business owner, you can help yourself and your employees deal with recession-related stress by keeping your business well organized and by paying attention to your employees' health and wellbeing. NYTimes.com
A Surprising Way to Overcome Adversity
All the hard work that went into building your team can be destroyed in a few weeks of layoffs and restructuring, leaving you wondering how you can ever recover. This advice from Steve Farber, author of Greater Than Yourself, can help you get back on track. BusinessKnowHow.com
Battle of the Business Plans
Dozens of aspiring entrepreneurs are preparing to compete for a share of $800,000 in seed money this weekend at the Rice Business Plan Competition. CNNMoney.com
New Sales Training Solution
Sales Performance International and Learn.com have partnered to deliver a complete sales training solution for your business. ManageSmarter.com
Benefits and Labor Issues
Is The Biggest Loser Right for Your Company?
Corporate wellness programs are picking up on the weight-loss trend with home-grown “Biggest Loser” competitions are popping up all over, but is it a good fit for your company or just a setup for disappointment? BenefitsBuzz.net
Sales and Marketing
Direct Response Copywriting for Email Marketing
Here are some direct marketing tips that will work very well in your email marketing efforts. ClickZ.com
Advertising: Is This the Right time to Buy?
Advertising rates on radio and television are down and audiences are up. If you have never considered advertising on these media, then maybe it is time you do. BusinessWeek.com
Do You Know What Gen-Yers are Saying About Your Brand?
Developing a good relationship with these up-and-coming consumers is important, so here we offer "The 7 Trust Builders for Gen-Y" to help you connect. ManageSmarter.com