Tue, 21 June 2011
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IN THE NEWS
Consumer Spending Remains Weak: Small Business Optimism Dips Lower in May.
For the third consecutive month, NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index fell. While the drop was slight—.3 points, with the index settling at 90.9 in May. The index makes clear that optimism is moving in the wrong direction. The NFIB Research Foundation has collected Small Business Economic Trends data with quarterly surveys since 1974 and monthly surveys since 1986. Survey respondents are drawn from NFIB's membership. Read Full Article @ www.WaConsult.com
The Seattle economy tanked in the early 1970’s due to a severe economic downturn at Boeing. Thousands of people lost their jobs and an amusing billboard said “Will the last person leaving SEATTLE – Turn out the lights.” This served as a wakeup call to community leaders and a focus on economic diversity. The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is leading the way on a project to make Anchorage the number one place to “Work, Live & Play by 2025. Listen as Bill Popp, President and CEO describes the role and steps his organization is taking to make this a reality. Find out more by visiting www.AEDCweb.com.
BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT
Business insurance expert Chris Pobieglo tells us about the risk to your business when employees travel both domestically and internationally. As a business owner you really don’t need another risk to consider however, Chris also provides some low cost ways to cover this risk. Visit Chris Pobielgo, President of Business Insurance Associates @ www.BusinessInsuranceAssociates.com.