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March 2017 Issue

Business Management

Wells Fargo Survey: Small Business Optimism Surges to Pre-Recession Levels

Small business owners are the most optimistic they have been since the start of the Great Recession, according to the latest findings from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted Feb. 6-10. In the quarterly small business survey, which measures the optimism of small business owners, the overall Index score increased significantly to 100 in ...

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New Podium Survey Illustrates Profound Impact of Online Reviews on Businesses

March 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on New Podium Survey Illustrates Profound Impact of Online Reviews on Businesses

Podium, a SaaS platform that helps SMBs and enterprises build and manage their online reputation, today announced new research that demonstrates how online reviews shape consumer engagement with businesses. Until recent years, word-of-mouth among consumers...

NRF Disappointed in Missed Opportunity to Pass “Real Reform” Health Care Legislation

March 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail Operations, Upper RightComments Off on NRF Disappointed in Missed Opportunity to Pass “Real Reform” Health Care Legislation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) said it was disappointed that the House failed to vote on Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, saying the measure would take significant steps toward making health care more affordable.   “This bill...

PMAA 2017 Legislative Update with Rob Underwood

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on PMAA 2017 Legislative Update with Rob Underwood

By Keith Reid We operate in a highly regulated industry that must adapt to a new slate of challenges, often major in scope, each year. However, there is a new administration in Washington, D.C., and 2017 certainly promises to be an “interesting” year. In...

NRF Calls Acosta a “Pragmatic Leader,” Supports Confirmation as Labor Secretary

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Calls Acosta a “Pragmatic Leader,” Supports Confirmation as Labor Secretary

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the Senate to confirm Alexander Acosta to head the federal Department of Labor, saying he could help end “ideological whims” that guided labor policy over the past eight years.   “Mr. Acosta’s...

NRF Asks House to Pass Association Health Plan Bill

March 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Asks House to Pass Association Health Plan Bill

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the House to pass association health plan legislation scheduled for a vote this week, saying it would help small businesses compete with large companies in providing employee health insurance at affordable...

NRF Asks House to “Close the Book” on Obamacare by Passing Repeal-and-Replace Legislation

March 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on NRF Asks House to “Close the Book” on Obamacare by Passing Repeal-and-Replace Legislation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the House to approve Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation expected to come up for a vote this week, and said the issue would be counted as a key vote in its annual voting scorecard.   “It is time now to...

NACS in 2017: An Inside Legislative Update with Paige Anderson

March 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Featured Articles, Retail Operations News, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on NACS in 2017: An Inside Legislative Update with Paige Anderson

By Keith Reid In our industry, there are always new challenges and regulations arising that require us to continually adapt. With a new administration in the White House, even more dramatic shifts are surely on their way. In February, Fuel Marketer News (FMN)...

Vacation Shaming on the Rise: Alamo Rent A Car’s Annual Study Reveals Guilt Among Vacationing Millennials

March 10, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Vacation Shaming on the Rise: Alamo Rent A Car’s Annual Study Reveals Guilt Among Vacationing Millennials

Getting away from it all offers travelers a wide array of benefits—from recharging to reconnecting with family and friends, and encountering new people, places and experiences. So, why has it become so difficult for American workers to feel good about...

NRF Supports House Plan to Repeal Obamacare

March 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Supports House Plan to Repeal Obamacare

The National Retail Federation (NRF) said it supports legislation unveiled by House Republicans to repeal and replace former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.   “Retailers want reforms that push us toward a more competition-driven private...