Government and Economy
Has the US Become the New Russia?
In the May issue of the Atlantic Monthly, Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the IMF and a professor at the Sloan School of Management at MIT compares the “financial oligarchy” running US policy with the business elites in emerging countries. FT.com
SBA Lending Assistance Stalling
T he parts of the federal government's stimulus program aimed at small-business owners aren't working as they should, say local owners and small-business experts who are trying to figure out what to do about the problem.
Management and Financial Issues
Due Dilligence Now Will Save You Headaches Later
When considering job candidates, especially for outsourcing, you need to make sure that they can provide the service you need and not just something close to it. USAToday.com
Minimizing Risks in a Bad Economy
This latest brutal recession has reminded us all that what can happen in business will --and likely when you least expect it. The prepared win--the rest get mauled. Forbes.com
Scareware Fraud on the Rise
What started out as a small-scale racket to defraud computer users is becoming big business. Rogue antivirus programs -- also known as "scareware" -- had a banner year in 2008 with scareware infections increased 48% in the second half of 2008. WSJ.com
Benefits and Labor Issues
How Payers of Healthcare Are Using Telemedicine
With billions of dollars earmarked for telemedicine in the stimulus package, healthcare payers are taking a look at how information technology can be used to manage healthcare. Workforce.com
Here is advice for employers trying to hire the right people, and job seekers struggling to land a job, from the founder of Silicon Alley Reporter and Mahalo.com. BusinessWeek.com
Sales and Marketing
Characteristics of Successful Salespeople
What kind of traits separate successful sales people from the rest of us? What skills do they have, which personality traits? Find out what ten qualities successful salespeople possess. BusinessKnowHow.com
The Ethical Email Marketing Campaign
Sure, email marketing is perfectly legal, but that doesn't mean it's necessarily the right thing to do. ClickZ.com
Is Your Sales Strategy Missing Something?
Most salespeople are passionate about their product because they see its importance to their clients. But importance alone doesn't necessarily lead to sales—there is a key ingredient missing from their sales strategy. ManageSmarter.com