Our daily blend of the latest news, trends and tips for the small business community.
What’s going ‘on’:
Foreclosure deal deadline arrives: States that balked at bank liability releases in a proposed $25 billion nationwide settlement over foreclosure practices must decide by today whether its mortgage relief and reforms are worth the legal claims they’ll give up.
Profitero wins IBM’s top entrepreneur honor: IBM this weekend named Profitero its global entrepreneur of the year and winner of the SmartCamp start-up competition. Profitero analyzes competitor pricing data for retailers to help them determine effective pricing.
Keep an eye ‘on’:
Government contractors slashing costs to save profits: Recent earnings reports show that many government contractors have been able to maintain their profits through cost-cutting despite declining or flattening sales, but analysts are questioning how long companies can keep that up.
Helpful advice ‘on’:
How to talk to employees before they leave (Capital Business)
How to make your brand unforgettable (Open Forum)
How to handle customer complaints (Yahoo Small Business)
How to build a fan-worthy Facebook page (Entrepreneur)
How to decide on Facebook advertising (Miami Herald)