Business Articles

July 24, 2015

Topic: Finance & Cash Management

Small business loans resume after Congress lifts guarantee cap

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed legislation renewing federal loan guarantees for small businesses that were exhausted last week and also raising the overall cap on the program.The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved …
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July 07, 2015

June 2015 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

The national report's information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the …
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July 07, 2015

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

This tool, published by Wisconsin's Worknet, enables business leaders to query unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, and labor force statistics for specific time frames. 
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July 01, 2015

Topic: Management & Leadership

Searching for Top Company Cultures

Entrepreneur.com is looking for companies that instill a high-performance culture in the workplace. These environments encourage employees' growth and development, outperform competitors, provide mentorship opportunities, exceed expectations …
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June 08, 2015

May 2015 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 29th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 72nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On …
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November 13, 2014

Topic: Human Resources

5 Things That Drive Interviewers Totally Nuts

What are the things that drive interviewers nuts? Listen and learn.
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November 13, 2014

Topic: Management & Leadership

What to do when you have too much or too little time

If you have too much to do, you can either let your health decline or learn to say 'no'.
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July 26, 2013

Topic: Finance & Cash Management

How to Use Factoring for Cash Flow

Companies facing a cash-flow squeeze and slow-paying customers often sell their invoices or accounts receivable to specialized companies called factors. The factor advances most of the invoice amount — usually 70% to 90% — after checking …
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July 02, 2013

Topic: Personal Investments

Should You Rent Or Buy A Home In Retirement?

By the time many of us retire we’ve become so accustomed to owning a home, that the idea of renting one might never occur to us.But if you’re pondering a change of address in retirement, it’s worth considering all the angles of …
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July 01, 2013

Topic: Sales & Marketing

How to Prospect via LinkedIn Groups

When you first got involved with LinkedIn, if you’re like most, you eagerly started signing up for Groups, wanting to be part of the discussion with others who shared a common interest. Anyone can start a Group and there are now approximately …
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June 28, 2013

Topic: Human Resources

5 Coaching Skills That Every Manager Needs to Have

Whether you’re a manager trying to develop your people or trying develop yourself and build a career, you need to know that one of the key ways you can have a positive impact on the business is by operating more as a “Coach” than a …
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June 28, 2013

Topic: Sales & Marketing

How Healthy Is Your Customer Base?

Customers are a business's most important asset, especially for start-ups, where each customer relationship builds on the next. When a company is founded, it fights to get the first customer. Then it works to turn the first customer into two and …
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