January 2006

E*Trade is now going to offer complete fraud coverage for brokerage, banking and lending customers.  The growing concern the public has about online fraud caused E*Trade to make a change in order to retain customer loyalty and keep good client relations.  If a customer incurs a loss due to online fraud, E*Trade will give the […]

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Statistics released today from the Census Bureau show that the number of women-owned businesses grew 20 percent between 1997 and 2002, twice the national average for all businesses. By 2002 — the most recent data available from the Census Bureau — women owned 6.5 million businesses or about 30 percent of all U.S. nonfarm companies. […]

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There's another option out there for consumers who don't like to buy online using credit cards.  Bill Me Later, created by Timonius(Md.)- based I4 Commerce Inc, is now available on 230 e-commerce sites. How It Works:  Consumers are asked to enter their date of birth and last four digits of their social security number when […]

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David Maister, guru of professional services, poses a challenge in a recent blog post about the Fortune Magazine list of the 100 best places to work. He lists the professional services firms listed in the top 100, and then goes on to list the characteristics that would make a firm great to work for. This […]

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This month's Harvard Business Review is dedicated to decision making. There is an interesting article about companies that tap their analytic prowess a competitive advantage. A brief summary: We all know the power of the killer app. It's not just a support tool; it's a strategic weapon. Companies questing for killer apps generally focus all […]

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The 2004 Federal Reserve Payment Study stated that for the first time ever electronic payment transactions were higher then check transactions. What does this mean for the Federal Reserve and commercial bankers? Anthony Santomero, the President of Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, writes a interesting article discussing where payments began and where they are going.  […]

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Northwest SummitPortland, Oregon March 15-17, 2006 Hosted by AFP of Oregon and SW WashingtonMore info: www.oregonafp.org and www.nwafp.org Driving Process Improvement Within Your Finance Organization — and Beyond!Finance executives are increasingly asked to lead process improvement initiatives that reach far beyond the treasury and accounting functions. These projects often involve the implementation of technology; yet […]

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Any reader of this blog knows that I am a strong supporter of providing options for professional women who want to have it all – a rewarding career AND a satisfying family life. Forte Financial actively recruits talented mid-career women, offering a flexible career path that enables them to raise children, care for elderly parents, […]

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