The Real Corporate Tax Bill—How Much Do Companies Really Pay the IRS?

 

Government and Economy

The Real U.S. Corporate Tax Bill

A new study commissioned by BusinessWeek shows that Corporate America pays the IRS anywhere from zero to 400% of income. Where does your business fall on that line? BusinessWeek.com

Banking Industry Bracing for Stress Test Results

In a slow-motion move designed to blunt market reactions, federal regulators will soon tell the banks—privately—the results of their stress tests and to release the test methodology, which could point to the banks that may be in trouble and alarm depositors and investors. The results will be released May 4. Yahoo.com/AP

Management and Financial Issues

Trade Credit Insurance: A Wise Policy?

As the recession continues, more companies are looking at trade credit insurance, which covers businesses against customers who can't pay their bills. Is it right for you? Here is the lowdown. BusinessWeek.com

The Privacy Policy—Give Voice to Your Customer-Centric Soul
Customer care has become the defining competitive differentiator of today's marketplace as well as the market of the future, and it begins with your privacy policy. ManageSmarter.com

Sweet Reinvention

Gary Gottenbusch, owner of Servatii Pastry Shop & Deli in Cincinnati, didn't hunker down and hope the recession would be short-lived, he acted and reinvented his business. WSJ.com

Technology Issues

Project Management for Small Businesses

With this Web-based task-master software, even the most behind-schedule small business can stay on track. CNNMoney.com

Wind Power for Some of the Bright Lights of New York

While there are very few companies in New York City that use wind energy, some, like Chelsea Piers and smaller enterprises like a beauty salon and a combination video arcade and bar, have made the renewable energy switch. NYTimes.com

Benefits and Labor Issues

New Bill Renews Employment Verification Debate

New legislation mandates that all employers use the Electronic Employment Verification System, which is based on the new-hire system used in each state to enforce child support payments. About 90% of employers already use the new-hire system. Workforce.com

Healthcare Overhaul on the Fast Track

Senate Democrats have a tentative agreement to use a parliamentary procedure to prevent Republicans from blocking President Obama’s proposed overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system. Bloomberg.com

Sales and Marketing

Transparency With Your Customers
When it comes to disclosing important information to customers, just where does an e-commerce company's obligation end and the customer's responsibility begin? ClickZ.com

The Success of Susan Boyle

What does Susan Boyle's success on Britain's Got Talent mean for your small business? It's a lesson in social media. USNews.com

Avoid Being an Email Cliché

Imagine that a typically obnoxious B2B-marketing email has come to life—and he wants to talk to you. In a video, Mark Brownlow of Email Marketing Reports takes on this role and shows you why we never want to be "that guy." MarketingProfs.com