Small Business May be Exempted From Card Check Rules

Posted by Charles M Cooper on Thursday, March 12, 2009

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Duct Tape Marketing Interview

President Jim Tracy in a podcast on ABC membership benefits and how America's Best Companies can help small business owners succeed.


ABC's Small Business Tips

Whether your issue is customer service, the Internet, sales and marketing, or practically any other small business problem, ABC can help with the tips and tricks you need, advice that will make a real difference.


Government and Economy


Can Small Businesses be Exempted from Card Check Unionization?

While small business groups are readying their opposition to new card check legislation, many are hopeful that after compromise negotiations in Congress, small business will be exempt. WSJ.com


Local Economies Seeking Their Own Stimulus

Cities, counties and states across the nation are launching home-grown economic-stimulus plans aimed at spurring local spending and keeping small businesses afloat during the recession. WSJ.com


Reaching “Millionaire Tax” Status The Easy Way

You don't even have to be a millionaire. Consider this: 75% of small businesses report profits (or losses) as personal income. Add in salary, spouse's salary, other perks like a company car and it's easy to get to $250,000, the amount that triggers the "millionaires' tax." Newsday.com


Management and Financial Issues


From Niche Market to Mass Market
Iman, the founder and CEO of Iman Cosmetics, discusses her transition from supermodel to entrepreneur with her beauty line specifically for women of color-and her success at taking that niche line to a mass market. (Video) BusinessWeek.com


Technology Issues


Look Who's Tweeting
Lessons from brands and people leveraging Twitter: a Canadian lifestyle brand, British celebrity chef, a British entrepreneur, and a beauty brand. ClickZ.com


Benefits and Labor Issues


Survey: 20% of Employers to Drop Health Benefits
Nearly 20% of employers responding to a new survey are planning to stop offering health benefits over the next three to five years. That is nearly five times as many as the 4% who were planning to drop the benefits last year. Workforce.com


Sales and Marketing


Six International E-Mail Marketing Challenges
Factors to consider when sending e-mail to multiple countries, each with its own language, culture, and social morays. ClickZ.com


Defining Your Competition-Enhance Your Position

Properly defining your competition is really a matter of perspective, and finding the right perspective—that of your current or potential customers—is well worth the time and effort. BusinessWeek.com

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Charles M Cooper

Charles Cooper is the Web Editor for America’s Best Companies. He came to ABC with nearly twenty years of business and technology writing and editorial experience. In addition to ABC, Charles has been tapped to be a freelance business writer with the upcoming American edition of The China Daily, has served as a writer for HowStuffWorks.com and LovetoKnow.com and as senior editor for Gear Technology magazine. Contact Charles.

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