Main Street Frustration: 'Everything is Going to Banks'

Government and PoliticsWhat Obama Said About Small BusinessA short but prominent section of President Obama’s State of the Union focused on helping small businesses to create jobs. Here’s a look at what he said and what it means. BusinessWeek.comGovernment and PoliticsGlobal Workforce Report on Emerging Markets: The Backshoring MythDespite media hype about the recession driving jobs back to the U.S., the business case for outsourcing to the emerging markets remains overwhelming. Workforce.comGovernment and Politics [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: Various Approaches to Training Employees

Tips from October 22, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss different approaches to training employees. Orientation: for new employees to understand their new place of employment. Include the goals, purpose and role of employee. Lecture: use for a large amount of material to communicate with a group of people. Cost-effective, but possibly unproductive. Audiovisual: TV, films, and video clips show real world situations in action with a constant, perfect presentation to all employees. Programmed Learning: computer-aided instruction. Employees learn at their own pace and a supervisor is not necessarily needed. Daily Overview: Various methods cater to different businesses. The right approach depends on your business and your employees. [Read Full Article]