Promotes Action Plan For Global Crisis
George W. Bush, fighting to get ahead of the growing global financial
crisis, hopes to win more converts for an action plan designed to
demonstrate that governments have the will and the means to halt the
Sure Card Check Bill Will Pass
The government-affairs director of the
AFL-CIO said he is certain that organized labor's top priority—a
law that would make it much easier for unions to organize businesses
both large and small—will pass Congress and be signed by President
and Labor Issues
Line Lends to Those It Knows
the economy worsens, one Maryland bank has not only stayed out of
trouble but has developed a lending record that rivals can only
Banks Increase Lending
owners in Massachusetts report not having problems getting loans from
small and regional banks. According to bank analyst Suzanne Moot, the
total value of loans made by 12 of the state's 18 publicly traded
banks reporting third-quarter earnings was up 5.9% or more this year.
Still Waiting for Credit Rescue
say they have not seen any improvements in credit availability since
Congress passed its $700 billion economic rescue in October and a
slowdown in consumer spending is making the matter worse.
and Regulation Enforcement
May Rewrite Contractor Definition
in the new administration may rewrite the law that defines the
difference between employees and independent contractors, a measure
President-elect Barack Obama tried to get passed last fall.
Small-business advocates say self-employed workers may be hurt by the
May Be The Time to Start That Business
recession can be a good time to start a business that is focused on
providing low-cost services and products such as office supplies or
technical services but avoid middle-ground products. Consumers are
either looking for savings or treating themselves to luxury items.
Business Loan Alternatives
trouble getting a business loan? Whether your business needs capital
to grow, meet payroll, or to just simply survive, there are numerous
alternatives for your company when banks say "no." Here are
nine alternative sources of capital that you may not have considered.
a Downturn, Watch Your Credit and Cash Flow
the economy gets worse, business owners should take a hard look at
exactly how their companies work, particularly how they receive
payments and pay bills.
Searches Can Pay Off for Small Business
the whole point of advertising is to get the most bang for your buck,
you need to explore every avenue. Have a look at what paid searches
has to offer.
Search Engines to Attract Buyers
get the attention of the millions of people surfing the Web, a
small-business operator needs to learn how to make search engines
point out their sites, such as developing a basic understanding of
keyword use and how search engine algorithms work.
You Optimizing the Way Homer Simpson Diets?
your site or campaign and keeping off the donuts both take work. A
lack of commitment can keep you from getting the results you want.
Your Holiday Sales
Holidays are upon us again and so is the challenge of ensuring that
your e-commerce store receives its share of the Christmas shopping
extravaganza pie? Here are seven tips that can help.
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