Obama’s Broken Promise for Transparent Government – Study

A study disclosed that the number of lawsuits filed against federal agencies for secrecy skyrocketed 28 percent under Obama compared to Bush.

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Enterprise Software: Google-Microsoft Battle Turns White Hot

Google has blatantly thrown down the gauntlet. The enterprise-software war is raging as Google has declared war on Microsoft.

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2012 Year-in-Review: The Most-Popular Biz Coach Topics

The first eye-opener: Human resources articles dominated eight out of 12 months. The second eye-opener: Some topics were winners in consecutive months. One topic, dealing with HR and technology, was No. 1 three months in a row.

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Strategies to Avoid Failure in Risk Management and Strategic Planning

Incredible as it might seem, companies fail because they underestimate strategic risks – yes, strategic blunders instead of common sense – according to an authoritative study. Here are three recommendations.

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11 Payroll and Tax Tips for Small Businesses

To stay competitive in this difficult marketplace, it’s vital to be proactive on your taxes.

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Small Businesspeople Are Depressed by Their Prospects – Study

Small business optimism has plummeted to one of its lowest levels in history, according to a nationwide study by the National Federation for Independent Business (NFIB). NFIB’s small business optimism index dropped by 5.6 points to 87.5 in November 2012. It was a stunning development. The consensus forecast by most economists was 92.5. “Something bad […]

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The Most-Important Quality to Climb the Ladder of Success

What salient attribute do chief executive officers have in common? It boils down to one personality trait.

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For the Best Cash Flow, Manage Your Inventory Costs with 8 Tips

With proper inventory management, you can lower your expenses and increase your cash flow. For many businesses, it means taking a look at your inventory costs.

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Government Warns Business in Ruling Against Costco on Social Media Policy

The NLRB is concerned about your handbook policy — mostly what it forbids employees in posting on social media – e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Check Your Motives before Hiring Sales Employees – 11 Tips

With many companies desperately in the hunt for sales, surprisingly, their predicaments are self-imposed. Why? They hire the wrong sales employees. Here’s how to recruit the best sales employees.

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