A weekly look at the latest products and services designed to help you run a better business.
Bored with your daily commute? Next Friday is official Walk to Work Day, a national health and fitness promotion led by the Department of Health and Human Services.
If walking your entire route to work is not practical, organizers suggest getting off the bus a few stops early or taking the stairs up to your office instead of the elevator.
The goal of the annual event is to raise awareness of climbing obesity rates, which have more than doubled in the U.S. since the 1980s, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Walk to Work Day takes place April 4.
Many small businesses are still using e-mail to collaborate, store and share information, leading to clogged inboxes and lost data.
Nuospace, which was recently launched in beta by BrightSide, is a Web-based business wiki that helps co-workers share data in a secure environment. On top of documents, the application also supports blogs and e-newsletters.
Expected to be launched in June, the beta version is currently available free of charge for up to 200 megabytes and an unlimited number of users. For added memory, there's an additional charge of $50 per month. For more information, check out www.nuospace.com.
Labor Law Hotline
The Beazley Group, a London-based employment practices liability insurance firm, is offering a telephone hotline with access to attorneys to help employers reduce the risk of legal troubles.
The BeazleySource hotline offers employee relations consultations, as well as advice on managing workplace issues, including hiring, firing and crisis management. Beazley also provides articles and checklists on wage and hour compliance. Employment policy procedures are also available in both English and Spanish.
The service is free for companies insured by the Beazley Group. For further information, go to www.beazley.com.