Author Archives: Kate


in Finance

SBA Recovery Loans – More Than Half Likely to Default

Image via Wikipedia What the government didn’t learn from the FannieMae (FNMA), they’ve now applied to small business lending, sadly, with equal effect. As part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the government authorized the Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer interest-deferred loans to small businesses that were having trouble making loan payments. The theory is that these American Recovery Capital (ARC) loans...

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18 Nov 2009
in Work At Home

Broadband For America and Telecommuting

I ran across an interesting organization last week. Actually, they ran across me and I’m glad they did. Broadband for America (BfA), is a coalition of more than 110 member companies and organizations which share the goal of bringing broadband Internet access to every home and business in the nation. Its membership includes over a hundred companies that share that goal. As you might imagine,...

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17 Nov 2009
in Work At Home

Telecommuting: Bottom Line Impact

I did a webinar yesterday with Sally Hurley, president of VIPdesk. They’re an all-virtual concierge and customer contact center for some of the nation’s top brands. Telecommuting: Bottom Line Impact View more presentations from Kate Lister. Running their numbers through our Telework Savings Calculator, I found that a traditional call center can save between $15,000 and $25,000 per year by using home-based agents. I had...

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28 Oct 2009
in Corporate Telecommuting, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation

Ban The Telecommuter Tax

Here’s a guest post from Nicole Belson Goluboff, Esq., a lawyer who writes extensively on the legal consequences of telework.  She’s the author of The Law of Telecommuting and Telecommuting for Lawyers, as well as numerous articles on telework. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Law Journal, The National Law Journal, State Tax Notes, BNA’s Multistate Tax Report, The...

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29 Sep 2009
in Review, Telecommuting Research, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation

Telework in Government (not much, that is)

Image via Wikipedia For over a decade, laws addressing telework (under various names – “work at home,” “flexible  work,” “telecommuting,” etc.) have been in effect for Federal employees. The main legislative mandate for telework was established in 2000 (§ 359 of Public Law 106-346). This law states  that “[e]ach executive agency shall establish a policy under which eligible employees of the  agency may participate in...

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22 Sep 2009
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