What will your tax picture be in the future from the federal government? What's keeping oil prices down? Will small business get any help from the SBA? Joan Pryde and Jim Blasingame discuss thesee current issues and more as covered in this week's Kiplinger Letter.
From housing, to banking, to bankruptsies for the Big Three, Joan Pryde and Jim Blasingame discuss these issues and others that are impacting our small businesses.
The most pressing public policy issue today is health care reform and Joan Pryde joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the details and the likelihood reform will happen in 2009. Of course, Jim offers his take on the real agenda behind healthcare reform. Plus they discuss other issues, such as angel investors, the mortgage industry, etc.
How expensive will all of the new government regulations be as they trickle down to small businesses? Joan Pryde joins Jim Blasingame to discuss this issue and others, such as auto bailout, the economy, the death of the Card Check bill, and other issues.
How much is the economic stimulus really going to cost us, long-term. Joan Pryde talks with Jim Blasingame about what Kiplinger has to say about this, plus other issues, such as new limits on credit cards, the 2010 census and other issues.
How long will it take for government stimulus programs to have a positive influence on the economy? Joan Pryde and Jim Blasingame talk about this issue and others, including where some of the stimulus funds will be spent, among other topics.
How will the new banking policies by the Obama administration handle the toxic assets and get the banking industry going again? Joan Pryde and Jim Blasingame talk about this issue, plus the challenges of new European democracies, among other topics.
There are brand new rules and regulations for small businesses that have laid off employees, including a Sept 1, 2008 retroactive requirement. Joan Pryde explains the details of these new COBRA developments with Jim Blasingame.
What does the stimulus package have for small business? Joan Pryde, with the Kiplinger Editors, and Jim Blasingame, talk about the stimulus package and other current events, including the economy in China and the U.S., laws concerrn layoffs, and other topics.
Joan Pryde joins Jim Blasingame talk about small business issues covered in the Kiplinger Letter, including saving the banking industry, economic stimulus, a "buy American' movement and why small businesses must be more adaptable in 2009.