NSPG has been providing the tools that allow contractors to
increase profits and minimize business hassles. With our
simple-to-use-tools, you can make being a business owner
what you always wanted to it be -
successful, profitable and rewarding.
After several months dealing with the weighty issues of
the economy, this month we'll take a break and just
offer a few bits of news and information you might be
able to use, or that might give you something to think
SBA wants to give you an interest free loan for up to
$35,000 to help you pay any current business loans you
have. The idea is that the loan will free up your
cash flow for a year, so you can put the money to use
building your business. Then you have five years
to pay back the loan interest free.
To qualify for the
program: you have to have made a profit in the last two
years; have suffered a financial hardship (this includes
a business slow down); have business related loans that
you are paying back now; and have sufficient cash
flow to pay back the loan.
Now $35,000 is probably
not going to turn around a business that is failing, but
it might free up enough capital to retain key employees
for the next year, or let you buy that new piece of
equipment you need to take advantage of new
You can find the details
You can get an idea of how
bad the economy is where you are by a quick look at the
AP Economic Stress map. As you might expect, the
areas with the fastest growth over the last decade are
faring the worst. Places that rely on
manufacturing have also been hard hit. Energy,
farming, government, and tourism rich locations seem to
be doing the best.
So, if you live in a town
near a military base in a state that produces oil, you
could be having a pretty good year compared to the rest
of the country.
The news for
business owners and managers is that stress created by
economic worries will affect you, your employees, and
your business. It's important to maintain a
balance in your life for the boss and all members of
your business team. Economic stress can affect
everyone, and it can affect the bottom line for your
the time to be sure that your employees are not too
stressed out to perform up to your established standards
can be time well spent.
survey taken in April showed that most small
business owners and managers are working more hours now
with almost 25% working 70 hours or more per week.
Most still find time for outside interests like hobbies
and volunteer work.
Many business owners are
reluctant to spend their time and money on the things
they enjoy outside of the business. They feel that
putting all their energy into the business is the only
way to continue their success and keep their business
For some this may be the
way to go. But for most people, you have to spend
a bit of the money you have earned once in a while.
Experiencing the rewards you have earned can build the
desire to earn more. If all you do is work and
save, your motivation and enthusiasm for your business
Fixing Web Email
Numbers Cruncher and National Standard Price Guide have
automatic email contact links built into them
These links are used for general support, as well as
letting us know when you register your software or
upload a data file to our secure server location.
With the explosion of interest in web based email
services like Gmail, many users do not have a default
email program set up on their computers. This
makes it impossible for any application, including ours,
to automatically create and send support emails.
solution for Gmail users is to install a tiny program
available from Google called Gmail Notifier. This
little application let's you know when you receive an
email in your Gmail account. It also provides a
way to set up Gmail as your default email application.
Your computer will use it whenever you click on an email
link, or whenever an application needs to create a
support request for you. It turns Gmail with its
incredible spam filters into a "standard" email
application on your computer. Installation is quick and
You can find out all you need at this Google
Yahoo Mail users can use the instructions
NSPG software users, this will let you send us your data
files, or request support from within our applications
with just a couple of
For the Price Guide users who want to have their
Flat Rate Books reviewed and/or printed by us, this is the easiest way
to get your data files to us. You can also use this
button to get your file to
us to take advantage of our data evaluation services. Just click and go.
data to us for your custom printed books, and the
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