Month: December 2011

New Year Traditions from around the World

Denmark- Break dishes on neighbor’s door, the family with the most broken items is considered to be the luckiest because it means they have lots of loyal friends. Others ring in the New Year by standing on chairs and then jumping off them together at midnight. Leaping into January is supposed to banish bad spirits… Read more »

Happy New Year!

Best Wishes for a Healthy, Happy & Successful New Year!

Job Creators in the News

George Will: Choking on Obamacare Los Angeles December 2, 2011 “In 1941, Carl Karcher was a 24-year-old truck driver for a bakery. Impressed by the large numbers of buns he was delivering, he scrounged up $326 to buy a hot dog cart across from a Goodyear plant. And the war came. So did millions of… Read more »

U.S. Economic Confidence Posting Ample Gain in December

PRINCETON, NJ — The Gallup Economic Confidence Index has averaged -38 thus far in December, up from -45 in November — putting December on track to be the most positive month for consumer attitudes since June. However, confidence remains depressed in comparison to the already weak levels seen from January through March. The trend is… Read more »

Fraud – Small businesses are particularly vulnerable

certified fraud examiners estimates in their 2010 survey that the typical organization loses 5% of it’s annual revenue to fraud. In their study of  1,843 fraud cases the median loss was $160,000.  Private Companies sustained higher median losses, $231,000 then all other (Public Companies, Government & Not-for-Profit).  In the US, Small Businesses, that ACFE defines… Read more »