Government and Economy
Obama Promises More for Small Business
President Barack Obama promised to lower mortgage costs, offer job-creating loans for small businesses, get credit flowing and rein in free-spending executives as part of his plans for the second installment of the financial bailout.
Last Act of the Bush SBA
In one of its last acts, the Bush SBA did a surprising thing by putting off the implementation of the new women-owned small business procurement program.
Management and Financial Issues
Vetting Merchant Cash Advance Providers
These cash advance providers claim they're doing more to self-regulate, but your best protection is to fully understand the terms of the contract before you sign up.
Say Goodbye to the Imperial CEO
It is tempting for those in the C-suite to assume a royal pose, distancing themselves from those they lead; but when they do, understanding, communication, and effectiveness all suffer.
Where Stores Go Wrong
Retail anthropologist Paco Underhill talks to Business Week's Susan Berfield about the mistakes stores make when they don't pay attention to their customers.
B2B E-business in the Supply Chain: Reevaluating Strategies
IT groups aspire to standardize on common integration platforms, but the pressure to integrate with business partners quickly often forces companies to favor expediency over strategy. Learn about the four points you should consider when evaluating vendors and service providers.
Benefits and Labor Issues
National Stealthcare 2009
You may not know this, but with everyone concentrating on the financial crisis, Democrats on Capital Hill have been very quietly working to nationalize healthcare. Here is how they are doing so far and what is in store.
Labor Gaining Ground
2009 is shaping up to be a great year for organized labor. From the Ledbetter bill to card-check and beyond, the unions know they have a friend in the White House who sees them as the solution, rather than as part of the problem.
Sales and Marketing
Is This the End of E-Mail?
It is possible that we are looking at the end of e-mail marketing as we know it. Of course, it could also be the the next step in its evolution.
The Power of In-store Marketing
Consumer shopping habits are changing. But the right sign, well placed, can bring in sales even during a recession.