Government and Economy
Democrats Intent on Keeping Estate Tax
President-elect Obama and congressional leaders will block the 2010 repeal of the estate tax, going so far as to say it might outlive the "Death Tax Repeal" movement that is working to kill it.
Commentary: Remember Small Business in Stimulus Efforts
American small business employs more people than the Fortune 500 combined, but since these are not large companies, they risk being forgotten as Washington tries to stimulate the economy.
National Ombudsman Assists Small Business with Federal Regulatory Enforcement Actions
When America’s small businesses face unfair or excessive federal regulatory enforcement actions, the Office of the National Ombudsman at the U.S. Small Business Administration is available to ensure fairness in the enforcement process.
Management and Financial Issues
Merchant Cash Advances: How They Work
As attention to their activities increases, the providers of these loan alternatives are trying hard to avoid the scrutiny of Federal regulators. Here's what you should know about the industry.
Improving Your Work Days
Are you having trouble getting things done? Are you so busy all day that you wind up working late into the night to get important tasks done or do some projects never even get started? Here are some ideas to make your work life easier.
Microsoft Beefing-up New Web-based Office Applications
Microsoft has begun testing some web-based Office applications to be delivered through Office Live Workspace, its online adjunct to Microsoft Office. The company hopes that the application will prove to be a closer rival to online application suites such as Google Docs.
Enterprises confused by BI tools
Nearly half of all enterprises are using three to five different business intelligence (BI) analysis and reporting tools, according to a new survey from Forrester Research.
Benefits and Labor Issues
Debate: Make Paid Sick Days Universal
By federal law, all employees, including hourly and contract workers, should receive at least six paid sick days a year. Which side do you come down on, pro or con?
The US Army is aiming to connect soldiers with employer-supported recruitment initiatives.
Training on a Shoestring
If your training budget has been cut back, consider these tips for doing more with less.
Sales and Marketing
Online Marketing Trends for 2009 Increasing ROI, improving tracking, and enhancing customer focus are the name of the game.
Boomers Caught in Squeeze Play
Why this group's changing fortunes, more than others, could mean a slowdown in consumption for years to come.
Finding New Customers in a Recession
Customer resource management (CRM) is hailed as an essential business survival tool. However, if CRM is indeed everything it is said to be, why are customers still vanishing?