How to protect yourself from health care scams

Now that the Supreme Court has largely upheld the health care law, the public should be wary of possible scams, according to BBB. Don't let yourself be pressured by a door-to-door sales representative, and avoid letting people you don't know into your house. Also, be wary of advertisements for health insurance that are delivered via e-mail or pop-ups. KSDK-TV (St. Louis)/St. Louis (7/1)

How to find financing when you're unable to get a bank loan

Many banks remain reluctant to loan to small businesses as a result of the lingering effects of the 2008 financial crisis, J.D. Harrison writes. Small companies that are unable to secure traditional financing should consider alternatives such as asset-based lending or loans from local credit unions, Harrison writes. Other options include factoring and business lines of credit. The Washington Post (6/28) 

Positive relationships necessary for employee retention

Research shows nearly four-fifths of employers say employee-manager relationships are most important for increasing employee retention, Anita Campbell writes. The benefit companies most commonly offer to employees is paid vacation time, the survey found. The survey shows "that investing in relationships and working conditions helps your business compete against larger employers for the available talent pool," Campbell writes. Small Business Trends (6/29) 

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