The Truth About Government AuctionsWritten by Robert Smethers
Are you interested in purchasing used government personal property--items such as vehicles, tools, machinery or office equipment? The government tries to stretch our tax dollar by selling what they no longer need to public and business. This is now done online and they have five locations across America in which they hold these auctions and you can pick your vehicles. They still hold some actions to public at these locations. All that is required is registering and having a credit card. Your best option when it comes to dealing with government is to be informed. There are too many misleading advertising agents trying to make money from free information. It is buyer beware when it comes to buying information. This is a list of most abused information on government grants. ·Auctions ·Cars and Transportation ·Loans and Investments ·Real Estate ·Souvenirs/Books/Gifts ·Supplies and Equipment Here is truth of some of things you can purchase from this federal grant program.
Coming Soon - You're Outsourced, Too!Written by John McKee
How do you feel about outsourcing jobs?
Whether for it or against it, most people I speak to have fairly strong feelings about its use. Some hope that regulations or changes to tax codes will stop businesses from using it. They hope to see fewer local jobs lost as a a result. Others see it as only way to compete in a global economy and save their enterprise. I believe it is going to become increasingly more prevalent. Further, it's going to take jobs from many people who have so far escaped its impact. Beyond traditional roles and job grade levels, outsourcing - and in particular off shoring - is about to impact North America's businesses and our economy as dramatically as anything in past. If you think that because of your education, management level or profession you are untouchable - you're naive. It's Future All Over Again ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In the late 1970s, I started traveling to Asia to meet with companies and local government agencies willing to set up factories in those countries. My goal was to have them make various products (shoes, accessories, glassware, clothing, microwave ovens) for sale in North America. I went there because I thought they could manufacture my goods for far less money than on this side of ocean. It worked very well. Throughout decade, Asian factories and economies grew as many other companies followed this approach. Later, in early 1990's I applied same financial logic to increase margins in other industries. I became involved with customer service work which was done over phone and realized good profit improvements and improved levels of customer satisfaction by outsourcing jobs to smaller communities across US and Canada where local wages were low, and unemployment high. As years passed, we started sending telephone delivered service work to many of same areas I'd used earlier to manufacture women's pumps and apparel. Outsourcing was now offshoring. As we all know, many top North American companies no longer have many employees involved in service departments. They've found that those roles can be done better/faster/cheaper by expert companies in Asia or elsewhere. Now it's becoming clear that many other jobs requiring no physical interaction can be done in Third World countries, where pay scales are about 1/10th of what people in North America would get for those jobs. Does Your Job Use Decision Tree Logic? Oh Oh.... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Some executives still haven't figured out that same technology which allows an Indian Customer Service Rep to serve a MasterCard customer in Michigan has been re-purposed and expanded to allow an accountant living in India to do taxes for an elderly taxpayer in Ontario. Some people know that this is going to impact many accountants in same manner it did to employees in manufacturing and service industries over recent years.