The Credit Card Reform Bill: Expect Many to Try Credit Card Alternatives

This post is the final part of a four-part series on credit card reform. In the three previous posts, I discussed the possible affect of the credit card reform bill that was passed by the US Senate earlier this month. The bottom line for consumers and small businesses is that this new legislation will probably […]

The Credit Card Reform Bill: The Effect to Small Businesses?

This post is the third of a four-part series on credit card reform. The consumer reaction to the credit reform bill has been taking the spotlight ever since the legislation was approved by the US Senate two weeks ago. Though the changes proposed in the new legislation will have some effect on consumer credit card […]

The Credit Card Reform Bill: What is the Expected Effect?

This post is the second of a four-part series on credit card reform. Two weeks ago the US Senate approved a credit reform bill designed to protect customers overburdened by their financial obligations and subsequent poor credit ratings. But even after the bill was pushed through the Senate, one glaring question still remains: Will the […]

In Trying Times, Smaller Businesses Are Considering Credit Insurance

It used to be that credit insurance was exclusive to the large companies that could afford to pay the high premiums in exchange for a bit of financial peace of mind. Not any more. In response to the economic slowdown and an across-the-board reduction in consumer spending, now even small and mid-sized businesses are considering […]

Business Owners: Preventing Workplace Bullying

A year ago, I posted this article offering tips for employees who are dealing with workplace bullies. Then, workplace bullying was already a hot topic. These days, as people face growing job insecurity and tough economic times, an underlying feeling of unease is brewing. The issue of workplace bullying has not only become more significant, […]

Popular Open Source Applications for Small Businesses

Open source applications and online services have been generating a lot of buzz over the past few years. Many of the open source alternatives are formidable contenders to the major liscensed software programs and services out on the market. Depending on the nature and circumstances of your business, bringing in open source apps may be […]

Tips for Conducting Business Background Checks

In response to the current economic situation, many businesses are being more deliberate when it comes to deciding who to work with and hire. This includes their relationships with other businesses. Not surprisingly, conducting business background checks is fast becoming a standard practice among companies big and small. Getting information on potential business partners or […]