The federal government is now promoting several initiatives designed to kick start small businesses out of the recession. In late April the White House initiated two task forces designed to help award more government work to small business. The first task force is intended to help all small businesses win contracts, and the second specifically […]
A recent study by Five Winds International reveals that companies are increasingly willing to invest in environmentally friendly business practices because they are cost efficient. Using less power means smaller energy bills, and in the current economic climate, retailers are seeking out and implementing cost savings. In addition, some companies are pushing high profile green […]
It may seem as if professional economic forecasters are only about as accurate as the Magic 8 Ball you played with as a kid, but it’s hard to be pessimistic in the face of the latest economic indicators. From spending to housing starts to consumer confidence, there are reasons to think that the economy is […]
A recent research study suggests that although retail spending in general is on the rise, Dad may well get shortchanged this Father’s Day. The good news, according to eBillme’s recently released Online Spending Index, is that online retail spending will be up seven percent in the second quarter of 2010, compared with first quarter spending. […]
On the winds of a burgeoning economy, it seems as if the sails of independent retailers may be leading them to sunnier shores.
Thanks to a heads-up from the United States government, Walgreen’s will no longer be selling a controversial new over-the-counter genetic test kit, at least for the foreseeable future.
Google plans to open it’s e-book store, Google Editions, and enter into direct competition with companies such as Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The Credit Card Fair Fee Act of 2009 was the subject of a hearing of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee last week.
The head of the House Ways and Means Committee says he plans to begin work shortly on a permanent solution for the federal estate tax that was temporarily repealed for the year 2010. Other Bush Administration era tax cuts are also set to expire at the end of this year. “The sooner we do it […]
Small businesses are showing signs of an economic rebound. This is the main finding of the recent Intuit Small Business Employment Index, a new monthly report that provides unique, near real time insight into employment trends of the smallest of small businesses. Mountain View, CA based, Intuit Inc., a leading small business payroll provider, based […]