Creative Support with Local Businesses

Government, Politics, and the Economy
Retail Sales in U.S. Jump 2.7%, Most in Three Years
Thanks to the government's Cash for Clunkers program, retailers in the U.S. surged in August - the most in three years. Bloomberg.com

Management and Operations
Be Ready and Prepared for Disasters: September is National Preparedness Month
Fire, flood, hurricane, or tornado, you need to be prepared to protect yourself, your family, and your business from mother nature. BusinessKnowHow.com

Management and Operations
How To Kill Your Small Business
While there are dozens of tips on how to make sure your small business succeeds, there is one sure fire way to ensure that you kill your small business. SmallBizTrends.com

Legal Issues
What to Do When an HR Employee Sues
If an member of the HR staff alleges employment discrimination, it is a different situation than most other lawsuits. Here's how to proceed. Workforce.com

Taxes and Financial Issues
8 Tips and Resources for Managing Your Business Finances
Taking care of your business' finances is a demanding responsibility. Learn how to handle your finances. SmallBizTrends.com

Technology Issues
Can Chrome Help Your Startup Shine?
Google Chrome announces a new operating system that has the potential to help small businesses succeed - check it out! Entrepreneur.com

Health, Benefits, and Labor Issues
Three Best Ways to Insure Your Business
Insuring your small business is no easy task; figure out what will work for you and your company. WSJ.com

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
4 Myths That Cost You Sales
Professional service providers have been on the rise and the latest trend for marketing. Unfortunately, that trend is fading fast. Find out the truths about myths for marketing that are hindering your sales. BusinessKnowHow.com

Branding, Sales, and Marketing
Creative Support with Local Businesses
Entrepreneurs are turning to their communities during these tough economic times for support. Get inspiration from these great small business stories. CNNmoney.com