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Why Your Business Needs an Effective Marketing Information System

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

The great thing about business is you do not have to be perfect. You just need to get sufficient information to stay ahead of your competitors and keep updated on your ever-changing marketplace. If you do that, you are likely to win more often than not.

What Massachusetts Could Teach Corporate America

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

While the state of Massachusetts seems to be leading the rest of the country in gender diversity on corporate boards there is still a significant disparity when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity. To level the playing field requires change and that change must come from the top.

Parity in 2084?!

K. Sujata | Posted 02.19.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

If women continue to support other women, we won't have to wait until 2084 to see gender equality in the boardroom and in the C-suite. Let's challenge ourselves and others to make major strides in 2014.

Leadership Mandates for Business Transformation

Faisal Hoque | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Lurking in the background is a new threat -- a new entrepreneur, a new delivery model or a new idea that can and will rip the legs out from underneath an otherwise stable and profitable industry.

Latinos Locked Out of Fortune 1000 Boardrooms

Charles Garcia | Posted 05.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Latinos are the fastest growing purchasing bloc in the United States. The Selig Center for Economic Growth estimates that the Latino community is pro...

CEO Pay Rising Less Quickly Due To Shareholder Discontent: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

* CEO pay rose 14 pct in 2011 vs 23 pct in 2010 * AFL-CIO presidents says Citigroup pay vote "a bell-ringer" * Mutual fu...

Better Ways to Land Bigger Accounts: Getting Your Foot in the Door

Andrea Sittig-Rolf | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Andrea Sittig-Rolf

Getting a Fortune 1000 company as a client is no easy feat. While cold-calling techniques can be very effective in some cases, if you're both persistent and patient, there is another way!

State of the Union: Small Businesses Can Expect More of Obama's Failed Promises

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama is one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history and his policies have devastated the middle class economy. His policies have forced millions of small businesses to close their doors and millions more people to lose their jobs.

The Government Is Trying Everything to Create Jobs Except the Only Thing That Will Work

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

For years I've been listening to pundits and politicians talk about job creation in America and I'm constantly stunned and frustrated because no one is talking about the single most fundamental issue related to job creation in America: small businesses.

Obama Administration Policies Will Divert Funds From Middle Class Economy

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

We project that by counting big businesses in the United States and Europe as small businesses the Obama Administration may be shortchanging middle class firms out of as much as $100 billion a year in contracts.

Obama Officials Avoided Questions from Press on Misleading Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

According to information in the Federal Procurement Data System, eight of the top ten recipients of federal small business contracts were actually large businesses or divisions of large businesses.

Rep. Johnson Applauds American Small Business League for its Work on Small Business Contracting

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Gunn

Johnson proposed the "Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act of 2009," to provide small businesses across the country with billions of dollars in additional contracting opportunities.

Venture Capitalists Succeed in Buying Legislation and Top Spot at SBA

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Legislation and policies that would reduce the volume of federal contracts obtained by legitimate small businesses could be even more devastating to our national economy.

Obama May Support Venture Capitalists' Move to Dominate Government Small Business Programs

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League is concerned the Obama stimulus bill may ultimately include the loophole venture capitalists have been lobbying for.

Obama Dropped Small Business Stimulus Plan Days Before the Election

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Just days before the election, Obama dropped a comprehensive plan to stimulate the middle class economy by stopping the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.

No Policies From Obama To Stop Diversion of Federal Small Business Contracts

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Obama has ignored pleas from small business groups to adopt legislation and policies to stop Fortune 500 firms from commandeering up to $100 billion a year in federal small business contracts.

Obama Will Allow Fortune 500 Firms to Receive Federal Small Business Contracts

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Petaluma, Calif. - President-elect Barack Obama has dropped a campaign promise to end Bush Administration policies that have allowed Fortune 500 firms...

Obama Drops Campaign Promise to End Contracting Abuses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The surprisingly low priority Obama has given small business issues on his websites is a clear indication this is not going to be a pro small business administration.

Bailout Plan May Include Anti-Small Business Language

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Bush "bailout bill" includes some suspicious language that has small business advocates concerned. The Bush Administration has been persistent in ...

Bailout Bill Doesn't Need to Waive Federal Acquisition Law

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The multitude of problems that could arise by allowing government officials to ignore even the most foundational principals of the Federal Acquisition Regulation could be catastrophic.

New SBA Head Still Refusing to Release Small Business Contracting Statistics

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Eleven and a half months after the end of the federal government's fiscal year (FY) 2007, new Acting Administrator of the Small Business Administratio...

Latest GSA Small Business Contracting Numbers Include Billions to Fortune 500 Corporations

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Yesterday, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a press release stating that the agency had exceeded all of its small business contracting...

Venture Capitalists Try to Buy Into Small Business Contracting Programs with Millions in Campaign Contributions

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

A new bill set to be voted on by the full Senate could be the beginning of the end for millions of small businesses nationwide. The bill, S. 3362, pas...

New SBA Head Stalling the Release of Latest Small Business Contracting Statistics

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In late July, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it would release its official federal small business contracting statistics for Fiscal...

Democratic National Platform Dodges Key Small Business Issues

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, the American Small Business League (ASBL) released the following press release regarding the 2008 Democratic National Platform. After reviewi...