Sunday, August 26, 2007

August 26, 2007 Edition

Welcome to the August 26, 2007 edition of Corporate Vigilance.

Mike Harmon presents Planning an Business Trip posted at Basic Accounting, saying, "For Business Owners, a business trip can be a valuable tool and tax deduction. Typically however, the business owner gets to tax time and finds out there is a big tax liability due."

Sue Massey presents Are You A Good Facilitator? posted at Business Management Life, saying, "Facilitation is an acquired skill and the ability to facilitate effectively improves more and more with experience."

Matt Hanson presents Matt’s Creative Advertising Blog » Blog Archive » Custom Made Jingles, Commercials and Music for Television and Radio posted at Matt's Creative Advertising Blog, saying, "Looking for the right sound and company to produce that sound can be somewhat tricky, especially if this is your first run with TV or radio. There are a number of things to look out for in terms of getting the best price with a great sounding commercial."

Chris Tackett presents ITV Ventures Review - Honest Money Making Opportunity Or Scam? posted at Direct Marketing News, saying, "Do you realize that there are many more infomercials today as compared to 10 years ago? When you look at the television the commercials are aired in such a way to engage the viewer in their ‘wants’. My goal is to help you get the logical side before investing your hard earned cash into ITV Ventures."

Eric Hudin presents From iPhone to YouTube - The Viral Marketing Method posted at Everyday Marketing Ideas, saying, "Many businesses take advantage of the newest marketing method available: viral advertising. Different marketing strategies are employed by product and service providers, channeling popular and existing social networking communities online."

Tom Stanley presents Do You Really Want to Buy a Franchise? posted at Tom's Franchise Information Blog, saying, "Most people who start their own businesses don’t seem to know what they’re getting themselves into. Most look at it as something glamorous, exciting, with such a sense of newfound freedom that they’re fooled into believing wealth is just a few days, weeks, or months away."

Jason Rakowski presents The Money Is In The Service posted at Learn Good Customer Service, saying, "Your business expertise and marketing efforts are all for the final finale: receiving customers, making the sale, but most importantly, keeping your customers loyal and returning for your service or products (hopefully they will refer other potential customers.) Your customer service will determine if you will have a repeat customer."

Chris Russell presents Enhancing Human Performance posted at Productivity Planner, saying, "Knowing why people behave the way they do on the job is the key to gaining commitment to continuous improvement. A manager must understand peoples needs in order to increase motivation and therefore meet the needs of the organization."

Stacey Derbinshire presents Leveling the Playing Fields posted at Starting a Small Home Business, saying, "The lifeplan of school, college, and get a job is the paradigm most are trained to follow. However, only a small percentage of those who follow this plan end up with any level of wealth or financial satisfaction in their secular life."

Larry Russell presents The Biggest Personal Finance Story of the Past 30 Years (Part 2) posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "The biggest personal finance story of the past 30 years has been the dramatic growth of the market capitalization of financial services firms within the U.S. equity markets. The reason that this is so important to your personal finances is pretty straightforward. Simply put, most individuals pay far too much for financial products and services. Their continuing over payments show up in the increasing value of financial services company stocks. People have paid far too much for years, and the industry's excessive charges have been increasing for years."

Adam Pieniazek presents The Rise of Corporate Fascism in America posted at Adam Pieniazek, saying, "Analysis of the start, growth, and present state of corporations in America. Have they grown too powerful?"

Tupelo Kenyon presents Work– Just a Job or Visible Love? posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "Do you love what you do and do what you love? Here's a step-by-step method on how to put your passions to work and start living the life you were born to live. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

Leon Gettler presents Dell's dodgy numbers posted at Sox First, saying, "Dell will restate more than four years worth of earnings and that the restatement would cuts its net income by between $50 to $150 million.Dell admitted it had doctored the books to reach quarterly financial targets."

CA presents Hey, where are the bugs anyway? posted at Atlantic Canada's Small Business Blog.

edithyeung presents Steps You Must Take to Run a Successful Meeting and Say Goodbye to Boring Meetings posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..

Aaron Wakling presents American Express Helping Small Businesses posted at The Credit & Credit Card Blog, saying, "When you start your own business you will need capital and some accounting help. Instead of running to the bank for a loan or delving into your savings, it is best to use your American Express card for your purchases and accounting."

Leon Gettler presents PwC and IBM settle kickback allegations posted at Sox First, saying, "PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM have settled allegations that the companies were involved in graft over government contracts. The companies have paid $5.2 million to settle but have denied they did anything wrong."

Steven Silvers presents Vick story prompts greyhound racing industry to defend itself earlier than usual. posted at Scatterbox at, saying, "The American Greyhound Track Operators Association rushes to spin some distance between the controversies surrounding its own industry and the nation’s new interest in illegal dog fighting."

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CA said...

A number of posts are from splogs in the carnival. Scott Allen at the Carnival of Capitalists uncovered them.

Check out his carnival at Revenue River or see the CoSBI link for the names of these splogs in my blog.

Louise Manning said...

My name is Louise Manning and I wrote the article entitled "Are you a good facilitator" rather than Sue Massey as kindly identified by Scott Allen in his post.