It's Mr. President Now: Barack Obama Takes the Oath of Office and Asks America to Choose Hope

Government and Economy

Obama Takes Office, Saying Choose 'Hope Over Fear'

Stepping into history, Barack Hussein Obama grasped the reins of power as America's first black president on Tuesday, saying the nation must choose "hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord" to overcome the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Wall Street Falls Amid Increasing Banking Worries

The dawn of the Obama presidency could not rouse Wall Street from its worries over the banking industry's mounting problems as investors continued to sell and the major indexes dropped..

Obama Becomes Banker-in-Chief in Credit Market Freeze

Unless President Barack Obama shows he can get banks to lend money again, there is little chance of climbing out of this recession.

Management and Financial Issues

Testing Your Online Business Plan

Testing your business plan is as important as writing it. You need to be sure that you will make enough money to support your efforts and earn a little profit as well.

Six Ways to Get Your Employees to Use CRM Software
Here are six proven tips to help employees learn to stop worrying and love CRM Software.

Food Experiences—A Tasty Way to Reward Your Team
Rewarding your employees using pots and pans, plus a little culinary pizazz, is a great way to add a little spice in your company reward program.

Technology Issues

Web Analytics: Visitor Surveys
How online visitor surveys fit into a Web analytics toolkit.

The Small Business Guide to Choosing Keyword Phrases

When we look at keyword research, the first goal is to find the keyword that is most relevant to each page we're optimizing. Once you have that, the rest comes.

Maximizing Business Value Through Technology
Companies are recognizing that they can stay ahead through continued investments in their IT infrastructures. Explore the relationship between IT investment and performance and productivity, and how leading companies are maximizing their returns on IT investments.

Benefits and Labor Issues

Office Snooping Increases on Job Fears

Workplace eavesdropping is commonplace, but job fears have left employees more attentive than ever. That creates problems for management as eavesdropping creates the right environment for rumor-spreading.

An Underserved Workforce
Job candidates with disabilities are often overlooked and underestimated, but overwhelming evidence says these workers have a lot to offer and so they shouldn't be ignored.

Sales and Marketing

Rethinking Development for Long-Term Sales Success
Given enough time, and the right combination of offerings, businesses could see their sales level off in the short term and expand exponentially in the long term; simply by making a few adjustments to their business development strategy.

Socializing Your Banners With Chiclets
A social media application holds promise for online display advertising.