Business Groups Attack Stimulus Plan

Business Groups Attack Stimulus Plan - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under News
From http://www.nytimes.com 4262 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 21, 2008 6:57 pm
A White House plan to boost the nation's sagging economy will do little to help small businesses over the long haul, critics say. The proposed plan, which includes up to $145 billion in temporary tax cuts, is aimed at encouraging business owners to "expand their operations, create new jobs and inject new energy into our economy," President Bush Read More

Study names Facebook and MySpace 'types'

Study names Facebook and MySpace 'types' - http://idolator.typepad.com Avatar Posted by dobbie under News
From http://idolator.typepad.com 4271 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 21, 2008 12:31 am
Ever wonder what types of people frequent MySpace and Facebook? MySpace commissioned a study of user personalities on these two social networks. The user sample consisted of 1000 people, aged 18-24. Here are the resulting six types... Read More

TV ads no longer main influencer of men

TV ads no longer main influencer of men - http://www.marketingcharts.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under News
From http://www.marketingcharts.com 4264 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 20, 2008 9:30 pm
For men 18 and older, TV advertising is no longer the main influencer in purchasing decisions - just 22% say it is (down 8 points), compared with 24% who now cite advertising inserts as the most influential medium, according to the Customer Focus: Decade of Data report from Vertis Communications.

Overall, 27% of total adults survey said they t Read More

Strategy Matters: 7 Steps to the Right Kind of Market Research

Strategy Matters: 7 Steps to the Right Kind of Market Research - http://bmighty.com Avatar Posted by melanee under News
From http://bmighty.com 4264 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 20, 2008 7:58 pm
Listening to your customers and to the business can be the critical difference between winning and losing. The right methodology, the right data, and the right tools can help you listen to your business -- and even smaller companies have more data available today than ever before. Read More

Half of U.S. Consumers Reduce Spending to Combat High Gas Prices

Half of U.S. Consumers Reduce Spending to Combat High Gas Prices - http://www.nielsen.com Avatar Posted by Jenny under News
From http://www.nielsen.com 4266 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 19, 2008 3:49 am
New research from The Nielsen Company finds that half (49 percent) of U.S. consumers are reducing their spending to compensate for rising gas prices, up four points from June 2007. Consumers are also battling high gas prices by combining shopping trips and errands (70 percent), eating out less (41 percent) and staying home more often (39 percent). Read More

Female Business Owners Fault New Rules on U.S. Contracts

Female Business Owners Fault New Rules on U.S. Contracts - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by Jenny under News
From http://www.nytimes.com 4265 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 18, 2008 10:44 pm
Women who own small businesses — about a third of all small businesses in the United States, in fact — have been pushing for years for a bigger piece of government contracts, which now total $400 billion a year. But few were happy when the Small Business Administration finally announced new rules in December to ensure that 5 percent of the cont Read More

Health Care's Champions Of Change

Health Care's Champions Of Change - http://www.forbes.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under News
From http://www.forbes.com 4267 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 17, 2008 7:25 pm
Small-business lobbyists on both sides of the aisle will do their best to keep health care reform near the top of the next president's agenda. The difference, it seems, in this election: They are looking to compromise. Both sides have come a long way since 1993, when the United States' largest small-business lobbying group, the National Feder Read More

Employer concerns for 2008

Employer concerns for 2008 - http://www.goerie.com Avatar Posted by ureach under News
From http://www.goerie.com 4268 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 16, 2008 2:34 am
You can expect a changing workplace in 2008, centered around three themes: rising health-insurance premiums, expanding workers' rights and reforming immigration.

Although not increasing as fast as in previous years, health-care premium costs are expected to swell. Mercer Health & Benefits, a part of the global consulting company, projects that Read More

Eight for '08: Brand and Marketing Trends

Eight for '08: Brand and Marketing Trends - http://chiefmarketer.com Avatar Posted by Becky under News
From http://chiefmarketer.com 4280 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 13, 2008 5:40 pm
Here are eight trends that will have direct consequences to the success — and failure — of marketing efforts in the coming year. Read More

A Conversation With My Niece About Facebook

A Conversation With My Niece About Facebook - http://www.jimkukral.com Avatar Posted by jimkukral under News
From http://www.jimkukral.com 4272 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 11, 2008 4:18 pm
Learn how a college student uses Facebook. Read More
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