Sunday, July 8, 2007

July 8, 2007 Edition

Welcome to the July 8, 2007 edition of Corporate Vigilance.

Tupelo Kenyon presents How to Keep Your Word posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "What if corporations made a policy of always keeping their word. Celebrate life through the creative power of your word."

Matt Hanson presents Matt’s Creative Advertising Blog » Blog Archive » Printing Estimates - Harness These 5 Helpful Hints posted at Matt's Creative Advertising Blog, saying, "Many online printers provide printing estimates for clients who visit their websites. Many of these of course are canvassing for the best prices..."

Tom Stanley presents Advantages Of A Franchise Business posted at Tom's Franchise Information Blog, saying, "The advent of franchising brought a big change in business. Many have since become rich because of franchising. Franchising has indeed many advantages."

Jason Rakowski presents How To Avoid Common Pitfalls When Using Music On Hold For Your Business posted at Learn Good Customer Service, saying, "While on hold messaging is not a complicated product, it can be somewhat confusing for beginners because of all the available choices. This article will help you avoid the most common pitfalls that can trip up a newcomer who is looking to make the best decision for his - her business."

Marc and Angel presents Corporate America Asks Questions Without Wanting True Answers | Marc and Angel posted at Marc and Angel, saying, "The situation I am referring to involves a professional environment where multiple individuals in a strict business relationship disregard the truth in favor of delivering the ideal lie."

Larry Russell presents PIRATES OF THE CREDIT SEA - Part 6: Default under the Citibank credit card contract posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "I have finally recovered all my treasure from Citibank. I have received a refund of well over $2,000. Yet, I still have never received any reasonable explanation or justification for this whole mess. My previous articles in this series have detailed this time-consuming ordeal. This final article in this series discusses the seven conditions of default under the Citibank / AT&T Universal card agreement. It also expresses my opinions about contractual relationships in general and about the Citibank / AT&T Universal credit card contract in particular."

Leon Gettler presents Employee scorecards and the curse of the SOX posted at Sox First, saying, "Here’s an unusual way for companies to go about controlling fraud and complying with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley. Instead of requiring management to assess the company's internal accounting activities, the company should check its internal control environment by having employees evaluate senior management's behavior and ethics."

Cade Krueger presents 3 Questions To Make Your Business Enjoyable And Durable posted at Write To Right.

Mike Harmon presents Bookkeeping Basics For Your Business posted at Basic Accounting, saying, "Many of small business owners would rather focus on making and selling their products than on keeping their books and records. However, bookkeeping is just as important as marketing and doing business."

Stacey Derbinshire presents Three Life Saving Tips For New Businesses posted at Starting a Small Home Business, saying, "While entrepreneurs that are starting their new business typically look for ways to save money on everything from office space to consulting services, there are some things that are worth the splurge and more often then not, can give you the competitive edge you need to succeed."

Thomas Humes presents Cash Flow - Life Blood for Every Business posted at Wealth Building World, saying, "The purpose of this article is to familiarize business owners with a kind of financing that is unfamiliar to many people, Factoring. I will explain, in a simple yet comprehensive way, how to improve your companys cash flow."

Leon Gettler presents Halliburton's dodgy numbers posted at Sox First, saying, "New allegations about Halliburton. The oil-field-services giant has been accused of deliberately distorting its accounts through false accounting. It’s been accused of fiddling its books to inflate its profits. Will Bush protect Cheney, as he did with Libby?"

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Name Discrimination! How It Affects Job and Career Choices, Life Status, Overall Success posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "This post discusses how companies discriminate based on name and other consequences of name bias."

Steven Silvers presents WakeUpWalMart defections might mean union-backed activist groups have done all they can do. posted at Scatterbox at, saying, "Departing leaders of a prominent political-style anti-Wal-Mart group perhaps think they’ll accomplish more through a well-coiffed multimillionaire populist presidential candidate."

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