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Lack of bank lending the problem for business? Data says otherwise

October 30, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

It’s become conventional wisdom that tight lending by banks is at the heart of the problems for small business. Conventional? Yes. Wisdom? Maybe not.


Confidence spikes as consumers vote with their wallets

October 23, 2012 by Bob Hill

New statistics reveal consumers may be loosening their purse strings.   More…

Obama’s immigration policy = more workers for you?

June 27, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Will President Obama’s new immigration policy mean you’ll have a flood of new workers to pick and choose from? Here are the real numbers.


Jobless funds drying up: What now?

April 20, 2012 by Bob Hill

The economy may be bouncing back, but the unemployment rate is still lagging behind. With a lot of state and federal funds running low, what’s next?  More…

Why Obama’s the ‘Greatest Salesman in America’

February 28, 2012 by Bob Hill

A popular retailer has declared Obama the ultimate sales resource, according to a recent statement.  More…

Will heathcare act survive? The answer’s around the corner

January 4, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

In just a few months, we should know whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will become law or become extinct.


Alert: 2 stipulations in payroll-tax-cut law

January 4, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Check with your Payroll people to make sure they understand two stipulations in the extension of the payroll tax cut.


American Jobs Act: What’s in it for you

September 14, 2011 by Jim Giuliano


President Obama’s proposal has some major implications — tax and otherwise — for business. More…

Less than 1/3 of Americans optimistic about economic recovery

July 4, 2011 by Bob Hill

A new Wall Street Journal study reveals consumer confidence is sagging again, but this time Obama’s not to blame.  More…

1099 requirement: Going, going, gone …

April 11, 2011 by Jim Giuliano

Congress and President Obama finally agree: The 1099 requirement that was part of healthcare reform has to go.


3 areas where the Recovery Act helps small business

March 17, 2011 by Bob Hill

A new study reveals more than 80% of small business owners feel the stimulus bill was designed to aid major corporations, with the excepti0n of three specific areas.  More…

Why IT could cost more next year

March 9, 2011 by Valerie Helmbreck

All signs are pointing to a slow but steady economic recovery, but most business leaders are watching for signs that their costs could go up. With IT, that could be the case in the coming year.


Getting closer! New hope you’ll dodge 1099 reporting bullet

March 1, 2011 by Jennifer Azara

We’re several steps closer to sidestepping one of the most crushing requirements to come out of last year’s health reform law. More…

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2010

December 29, 2010 by Jim Giuliano


Here are the top 10 Business Brief stories for 2010, as chosen by our readers:


Want to balance the U.S. budget? Here’s your chance

December 10, 2010 by Bob Hill

The New York Times has created a game that gives every armchair analyst a chance to reduce (or eliminate) the deficit and balance the U.S. budget.  More…

8 big changes in Obama’s new small-biz bill

October 27, 2010 by Jennifer Azara


President Obama has signed into law the latest attempt to jumpstart the economy. To take advantage of some of the benefits, you’ll have to act fast.  More…

White House: Employers will get a break on switching health plans

October 27, 2010 by Jim Giuliano

Some good news out of Washington: If you switch health plans, you may be able to duck the costly mandates dictated by the health-reform law.


Obama’s new plan for business

September 8, 2010 by Jim Giuliano


President Obama recently rolled out his plan to boost business — and, presumably, hiring. Will it work? More…

Obama extends FMLA benefits to more employees

August 5, 2010 by Jennifer Azara

Get ready: Your company is likely going to have to offer medical leave options in more situations. More…

How would you fix these economic problems?

July 13, 2010 by Bob Hill

If the decision were up to you, how would you put these four key areas of the U.S. economy back on track? More…


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