We all make mistakes. When you make a mistake, it's important to admit it, fix it and move on. Following are mistakes some companies made and had to correct:
Source: Business 2.0 as cited in First Draft, August issue.
Top 10 investment scams
It's important for investors to stay vigilant to avoid making mistakes. Following are the top 10 investment schemes of which to be aware:
Source: Adapted from BusinessWeek as cited in First Draft, February issue.
Stopping gossip sessions
Gossip is as much a part of a workday as checking e-mail. But some conversations can turn nasty and focus on others' faults. To stop gossip, follow these tips:
Source: Adapted from Gossip as cited in The Manager's Intelligence Report, July issue.
NRCA takes it to D.C.
September was a busy month for legislative issues. In addition to holding its Fall Committee Meetings and Legislative Conference (which will be highlighted in the December issue), NRCA also issued three position papers and one Special Report.
In one paper, NRCA urges Congress to amend Section 168 of the Internal Revenue Code to revise the depreciation period for roof systems. For more information, see "Evidence of depreciation."
In addition, NRCA issued two position papers describing proposed legislative action and urging Congress to pass or amend bills that are beneficial to small businesses and the roofing industry. In the papers, NRCA urges Congress to pass the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003 (HR 660/S 545), as well as comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would establish adequate legal avenues for foreign workers.
In the Special Report titled "DOT hazardous-materials security plan rules," NRCA provides information about compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Special Programs Administration's hazardous-materials security plan rules that became effective Sept. 25. The Special Report provides an explanation of the new rules and offers a security plan template.
The Sept. 11 events provided the impetus for DOT to develop new rules directed at safeguarding the transportation of the hazardous materials that are moved daily on U.S. roads. Implementation of the security plan components by roofing contracting companies that transport certain hazardous materials is expected to reduce the potential for terrorists to use these products as weapons.
Companies that transport propane, cutback products, mastics, adhesives or other hazardous materials, should review the explanation of the new security plan rules.