Balancing a Cash Budget

Every business should have two types of budgets that are developed each year: an operating budget and a cash budget. The first covers the expenses of running a business and the estimated income from sales. This is usually reserved for short-term projections. The latter is the most important because it covers the cash inflow (sales,…


The Internet and Your Business

The Internet provides you with many business opportunities that were not available just a few short years ago. Not only can it assist you in getting more business to your local location but it can also help you to reach out to other locations in your area or perhaps even around the world. As those…


Alabama Unemployment Jumps In July

Alabama’s unemployment rate shot up 0.5 percentage points in July. The rate moved from 7.8% to 8.3%. The jump is largely attributed to partial unemployment claims, which are filed by workers who are laid are for a specific amount of time, usually less than three weeks. Partial claims almost always spike in July and December.…


Ryan’s Impact On Electoral College

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The selection of Paul Ryan as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate has altered the make up of the 2012 election. The subject of the debate is now centered around changing America’s entitlements. This seismic shift will deeply affect the electoral college. A presidential candidate must win 270 electoral votes to win the White House. The…


ThyssenKrupp Begins Laying Off Workers

The ThyssenKrupp steel plant in Calvert will be laying off 197 workers in the coming days and weeks. About 143 of the workers let go will be hourly positions. The cutbacks come as a slow economy and expensive raw materials are hurting the company’s bottom line. The layoffs will come in the administrative and operational…


How to Reduce Staff Turnover

Reducing staff turnover is an ongoing headache for many businesses. Factors that contribute to this include long hours, workplace cultures that aren’t supportive of work/life balance initiatives, as well as poor leadership. Experts estimate it costs upwards of twice an employee’s salary to find and train a replacement. And churn can damage morale among remaining…


Clint Eastwood Revealed As Surprise Guest At Republican Convention

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Republicans have been touting a surprise guest to be revealed at tonights convention, and we now know who it will be. Famed actor and director Clint Eastwood will be stopping by the Tampa Bay Times Forum to share a few words. Considered by many to be one of the greatest actors of all time, Eastwood…


Select Your Home Improvement Contractor Carefully

When you plan any home additions or home improvement, you should employ a building contractor knowledgeable with the right building materials and hardware. A good home improvement building contractor should be familiar with all aspects of home additions. Your home renovation should meet the following goals. Comfort Comfort of existing home improves with the under…