Overtime pay: A ticking time bomb

Overtime pay: A ticking time bomb - http://money.cnn.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Human Resources
From http://money.cnn.com 5013 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 29, 2008 12:32 am
Everything you thought you knew about overtime may be wrong. The number of small businesses facing overtime suits has exploded since 2004, when the U.S. Department of Labor revised the FLSA to clarify which workers are exempt from overtime laws. In doing so, it boosted the number of protected employees. Read More

Perfect credit not needed for business lender (w/video)

Perfect credit not needed for business lender (w/video) - http://www.chron.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.chron.com 5013 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 27, 2008 6:30 pm
All Monique Walker needed was $5,000 to rebuild her business in Houston after Hurricane Katrina. But the banks said no. Arga Bourgeois needed $10,000 to expand her store, the only health food outlet in her black neighborhood. But the banks said no. Both women found help with Acción Texas, a nonprofit lender that provides microloans to startups or Read More

New study says telecommuting can hurt office morale

New study says telecommuting can hurt office morale - http://www.bizjournals.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Management
From http://www.bizjournals.com 5014 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 27, 2008 5:30 pm
While telecommuting has grown in popularity--about 37 percent of companies worldwide offer telecommuting as a option-- a new study says it hurts those who still travel to the office to work. The study included 240 professional employees from a medium-sized company and found that the greater the number of telecommuters at an organization, the l Read More

Online Marketers: Email Beats Search, Display Advertising

Online Marketers: Email Beats Search, Display Advertising - http://www.marketingcharts.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Online Marketing
From http://www.marketingcharts.com 5013 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 26, 2008 8:32 pm
Eight in 10 marketers cite email as the best-performing medium, ahead of search and display, according to Datran Media's second annual survey of 2,000 online marketing professionals conducted in December '07. Email ROI will hit $45.65 for every dollar spent in 2008, more than twice the ROI of other mediums including search and display, said Dat Read More

Tradeshow Marketing Lessons Learned from CES

Tradeshow Marketing Lessons Learned from CES - http://www.marketingnewz.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Sales
From http://www.marketingnewz.com 5015 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 25, 2008 4:27 am
Rohit Bhargava shares some insights that he gleaned while attending the Consumer Electronics Show. He mentions important tips that I see people violating all of the time at trade shows. For example, keep your booth away from your competition instead of keeping them together. Normally, I'd disagree with the tip "Spend on the giveaways, not the bo Read More

Top Marketing and Business Books of 2007

Top Marketing and Business Books of 2007 - http://www.marketingprowess.com Avatar Posted by dimanomktg under Marketing
From http://www.marketingprowess.com 5015 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 24, 2008 10:35 pm
Top Marketing and Business Books of 2007 by Marketing Prowess

Every December I start getting excited. Not for Santa Claus or Rudolf, not for a New Years Eve or Christmas caroling, but for John Moore's (Brand Autopsy fame) annual list of Marketing Book Awards. In the spirit of the Brand Autopsy list, we have created our own Marketing Prowess Top Read More

The Eight Drivers of Your Best Life

The Eight Drivers of Your Best Life - http://www.businessknowhow.com Avatar Posted by Becky under Self-Development
From http://www.businessknowhow.com 5016 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 24, 2008 5:56 pm
David M. Traversi recently wrote a book entitled "The Source of Leadership: Eight Drivers of the High-impact Leader." He writes about the alignment of his own personal search for his best life with his professional search for the "holy grail" of leadership success:

"I began to observe and analyze the high-impact leaders and ordinary leader Read More

Make Goals Not Resolutions -- Chip and Dan Heath

Make Goals Not Resolutions -- Chip and Dan Heath - http://www.fastcompany.com Avatar Posted by Becky under Self-Development
From http://www.fastcompany.com 5016 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 23, 2008 6:16 pm
The authors of the bestseller "Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die" share ideas on the difference between weak resolutions and powerful, achievable goals, and how your mental and social environments can make the difference. Read More

Small businesses turn to PEOs for human resources help

Small businesses turn to PEOs for human resources help - http://www.stltoday.com Avatar Posted by ksmith under Human Resources
From http://www.stltoday.com 5024 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 22, 2008 11:35 pm
PEOs act as off-site human resource departments for small- and medium-sized businesses. By entering into a "co-employer" relationship with the client, PEOs can help companies with payroll, health-care and 401(k) benefits, employee recruiting and training programs, and compliance with the growing number of federal and state workplace regulations. Read More

Community banks have edge in small business loans

Community banks have edge in small business loans - http://www.murfreesboropost.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.murfreesboropost.com 5017 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 22, 2008 2:54 am
Community banks often have the edge in securing small-business clients because of the personal attention they can provide and the knowledge they have of their market; many have bankers who have worked in the same market for more than 30 years. These types of banks offer a full range of services and are able to make decisions locally, based on the Read More
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