Management and OperationsIdentify New Consumer NormsThe recession has changed how customers shop, possibly forever. Entrepreneur.com
Management and Operations Resolving Employee Complaints Before They Hit the Internet The question is what to do about employee complaints about the workplace. It's more than a matter of damage control. Trying to repair the harm to internal morale, recruitment efforts, and corporate reputations after the fact is not as effective as preventing the damage in the first place. ManageSmarter.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]
Government, Politics, and the Economy
Can Main Street Catch Up with Wall Street? The Dow is up and many economists see an end to the recession. Try telling that to the rising ranks of those losing their jobs and houses. BusinessWeek.com Management and OperationsWhy Change is Necessary: Is Temporary Insanity Keeping You From Growing Your Small Business? Successful people, and businesses, recognize the need for change early. They embrace it. And they go looking for it. BusinessKnowHow.comManagement and Operations [Read Full Article]
Tips from June 30, 2009 The Small Business tips today will be about taking a step back and readjusting how you manage your business.
If things are slow, change your look and feel about your business. Keep your business updated with current times and trends to catch potential customers' eyes.
Ask for feedback from customers about what can be done to update your business. Loyal customers can give a great response as they are dedicated to your business.
Recalculate your budget. Some of the money you thought was a good idea to spend in one area may be better in another. If needed, write up a modified budget and think about how you can save.
Keep track of your office supplies. Take inventory and cut back on your overstocked supplies and focus your money on purchasing the essential ones. ABC members have discounts on thousands of products at Staples. Go to [Read Full Article]
Politics and Government
What Change Really Means to Small Business?
Many small business owners are skeptical of President-elect Obama's tax proposals and the long-term direction he wants to take with the economy.
Paulson, Bernanke Defend $700 Billion BailoutWASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke waged a stout defense of their management of a $700 billion financial bailout on Capitol Hill Tuesday, just one week after the administration abandoned the original strategy behind the rescue.
Bernanke: Borrowing Conditions Still Far From Normal
Federal R... [Read Full Article]