Ukrop’s: Courting customers with extra promotions (Roanoke Times)
More than six months after the Richmond-based retailer made public its struggles gaining sales and customers at its Roanoke store, executives say business hasn’t improved. The family-owned grocer, which marks its two-year anniversary in Roanoke next week, is pulling out all of the stops to entice shoppers. Its Roanoke-specific promotions include Saturdays at Ukrop’s, when coupons are tripled, meat and produce items are on sale and free food samples are plentiful.
‘Cash-for-Clunkers’ Bill Passes in Bid To Revive Car Sales (Washington Post)
The Senate approved a $1 billion program yesterday to give vouchers to consumers who trade in their gas-guzzling clunkers for more fuel-efficient models — a move that dealers hope will revive slumping auto sales.
Cutting Off Mom & Pop Credit (NY Times)
Louis Licata has shelved plans to hire three more employees for his Cleveland law firm. Jeannie Macone, of Florida, is cutting back on inventory for her trinket and home décor business. In Ohio, Patrick Allen has slashed employee travel and begun paying cash for work dinners with clients of the marketing firm that he started from scratch. A crackdown on credit limits by card companies is squeezing the nation’s 27 million small businesses, exacerbating the problems brought on by a stagnant economy.
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What to Know Before Hiring a Freelancer (Entrepreneur)
Use these 6 tips to get the most from temporary talent.
A Definitive Guide to Government Grants (Smart Money)
The U. S. government has been issuing grants for more than 50 years. A grant is a sum of money that never has to be paid back. Grants are not considered benefits or entitlements and are typically awarded to organizations whose goal is to support a specific public purpose.
The Weekly Wind-Down: Long Island Wants to Sucede: (Daily Show Clip)
A funny fake interview.