While new 401(k) rules require fee disclosure, companies soliciting 401(k) business are not required to do so, says Brandon Bellin, a senior associate actuary for Securian Retirement. He provides several questions employers should ask to determine the true costs of any plan and make sure they're getting the best deal.
Small-business owners have several resources online that provide information about launching startups or coping with economic adversity, according to this article. Among them are New York Times and Business Week Web sites as well as Alltop.com and AllBusiness.com.
NFIB President and chief executive Todd Stottlemyer said Monday that small business will not support a federal bailout of the auto industry. "Proposals to provide as much as $50 billion to the Big Three auto companies are a misguided attempt to bail out companies that are in this situation not because of the credit crisis, but because of a long series of decisions that have led these once-admired corporations to where they are today," Stottlemyer said.
Taxes and government seem to be the two concerns most small businesses, no matter where they are located on the globe, have in common. In a workshop during the World Entrepreneurship Forum, USA TODAY columnist Steve Strauss writes, he found that entrepreneurs in many emerging countries are regarded as selfish and must contend with corruption in government.
In a time when even hiring managers may dress casually in the office, a job candidate should still "dress for success" at an interview, according to this article. The candidate should carry a professional-looking black leather portfolio that contains several copies of a resume and a list of prepared questions to ask the interviewer.