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Can McDonnell’s proposals revive job creation? (Virginian-Pilot)
Gov. Bob McDonnell rode into office with jobs creation as his No. 1 theme. It wasn’t just a campaign gimmick, he said last week. Notwithstanding the state’s $4.2 billion shortfall, he vowed to double the Governor’s Opportunity Fund – a source of grants to entice businesses to move to the state – to $20 million a year. As of 2005, a similar fund in North Carolina was three times as large, McDonnell said. “No wonder we’re getting beat,” he said last week.

Computer scammers solicit ‘donations’ for Haitian relief (USA Today)
Scammers have descended on the Internet in an all-out effort to dupe people into sending them money intended for victims — this time, after the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

How to Manage Stress When You’re the Boss (WSJ)
Even with the most solid business plan, most entrepreneurs can’t eliminate stress. (Read last week’s tip, on dealing with stress by planning, by clicking here.) Many business owners also suffer profoundly from work-related tension when they neglect to carve out time for their personal lives. Luckily, there are smart ways you can relieve some of this stress.

You’ve Been Yelped (Inc.)
Yelp, the rambunctious and burgeoning customer-review website, can make or break a small business. It can also drive a business owner slightly insane.

Essential Reading for Marketers (BusinessWeek)
Too busy to pursue an MBA, Steve McKee turned to business books to educate himself on branding, marketing, and advertising. Here are his top picks

Can McDonnell’s proposals revive job creation? (Virginian-Pilot)
Gov. Bob McDonnell rode into office with jobs creation as his No. 1 theme. It wasn’t just a campaign gimmick, he said last week. Notwithstanding the state’s $4.2 billion shortfall, he vowed to double the Governor’s Opportunity Fund – a source of grants to entice businesses to move to the state – to $20 million a year. As of 2005, a similar fund in North Carolina was three times as large, McDonnell said. “No wonder we’re getting beat,” he said last week.

Computer scammers solicit ‘donations’ for Haitian relief (USA Today)
Scammers have descended on the Internet in an all-out effort to dupe people into sending them money intended for victims — this time, after the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

How to Manage Stress When You’re the Boss (WSJ)
Even with the most solid business plan, most entrepreneurs can’t eliminate stress. (Read last week’s tip, on dealing with stress by planning, by clicking here.) Many business owners also suffer profoundly from work-related tension when they neglect to carve out time for their personal lives. Luckily, there are smart ways you can relieve some of this stress.

You’ve Been Yelped (Inc.)
Yelp, the rambunctious and burgeoning customer-review website, can make or break a small business. It can also drive a business owner slightly insane.

Essential Reading for Marketers (BusinessWeek)
Too busy to pursue an MBA, Steve McKee turned to business books to educate himself on branding, marketing, and advertising. Here are his top picks

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