One third of retailers risk Christmas stock-outs -- Almost a third of high street retailers are gambling with stock shortages over the Christmas period and passing pressure back onto the supply chain, according to a study by cloud computing company NetSuite.
Some spending advice for the new year.
How to Get Financially Fit in the New Year -- It's time to think about getting in financial shape in 2011. Vague resolutions and good intentions won't do it. You have to have a plan. Stumped for ideas? Here's a 12-month agenda. No, it's not comprehensive. But it's doable.
Print is indeed dying.
Online Ads Pull Ahead of Newspapers -- This year, for the first time, advertisers will have spent more on Internet ads than on print newspaper ads, according to new estimates from eMarketer. The digital-marketing research firm says U.S. spending on online ads will hit $25.8 billion, surpassing the $22.8 billion spent on print ads in newspapers.
6 Essential Skills All Employees Will Need in 2011 -- The United States is undergoing great change -- and at an ever-accelerating pace – during these tough economic times post-2008, with upheavals in the political, social, and economic spheres all at once. The political mood is bitter, the social fabric is ripped in many places, and the economy continues to deliver bad news in terms of foreclosures, business failures, and high unemployment.