Monday Links: Who Answers Your Phone?

Posted by: John Tozzi on March 8, 2010

The Boston Globe’s Scott Kirsner explains why startups should have someone answering the phones and greeting visitors who walk in the door. (H/t VC Dispatch)

Businesses continue to use microfinance loans when they’re locked out of bank financing, Ylan Q. Mui reports in the Washington Post.

TALF, the Fed program to unfreeze the secondary market for small business loans, is expiring, writes the WSJ’s Emily Maltby.

Tax policy expert and former BW writer Howard Gleckman, writing in the Christian Science Monitor, argues that small businesses will benefit from health care reform that addresses the insurance market disadvantages they face.

Reuters’ Felix Salmon argues that small business lending is among the most efficient ways to create jobs.

Reader Comments

Firozali A. Mulla DBA

March 8, 2010 9:08 PM

I know one thing for sure. The best person to employ as a sales man is the watchman as he looks and watches, peeps into to the truck of the next doors sales lorries. The picking up the phone. I have no idea. It really depends on the size of the corporations. If you are the one , you better pick it up. Remember what Dr. Vincent Pele said," It is good that your phone is ringing. Brother, you have a problem when the phone does not ring. You will on the streets wondering what has happened to the humankind I trust. I thank you Firozali A.Mulla DBA

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