Small Business Jobs and Credit Act — Why It Isn’t Working

It will provide for loans to small businesses. However, too many are struggling and they won’t qualify for funds because of poor credit ratings, which means they won’t be creating the touted 500,000 jobs. Plus, the tax incentives only apply to companies with abundant capital.

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I-1098’s Impact on Economic Development in Washington?

You’ve heard the rhetoric. Initiative 1098 , the controversial income-tax proposal, has become one of the most divisive issues in Washington state.

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Is Your Great Recession Over? The NBER Says It Ended in 2009

Yes, the NBER is right. But the bailouts, healthcare law, and financial regulatory reform have failed to solve the catalysts for the Great Recession.

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Career Strategies: How to Get a C-Level Job

If you’re climbing the corporate ladder and have designs on a C-level job, a noted Stanford University professor has some excellent advice.

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Washington Needs Soul-Searching in Public Policy, Budgeting – and Action

So now we have further confirmation that Washington state is way overdue in launching a prudent approach to public policy and budgeting. Officially, the state forecasts another $1.4 billion shortfall until June, 2013. That means red ink totaling at least $4.5 billion, and the right solutions haven’t been implemented.

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Winners and Losers in Facebook’s Invasion of Google’s Turf

The world was buzzing about Facebook’s temporary achievement over Google. Harness the power of Facebook, but don’t let it make your Web site irrelevant.

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HR – Profit By Not Letting Your Stars Become Free Agents

Like baseball, it’s important to identify talented performers and then take care of them. Follow these steps – you’ll be rewarded with a grand slam.

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Human Resources: 2 Emerging Trends in Technology

Two trends have emerged in the technology sector: Tech is slow to add jobs and salaries are stagnant for seasoned professionals.

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Sleepy Economy Awakens, Economic 3 Ms Now in Vogue

So the economy has roared back to life. It Illustrates President Obama misread his economic 3Ms – he won’t be confused with idols Abraham Lincoln for policies and Franklin Roosevelt for messaging.

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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.