Thinking About the Unthinkable

We all know we’re going to die. It may not be tomorrow. But we know it’s coming. That’s why we buy life insurance. We want to make sure those who survive us are taken care of. What we almost never think about is becoming disabled and not being able to provide for ourselves or our […]

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The Spoils of War

At the end of May, the White House said it would move forward with a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese exports. The Chinese responded by firing back with the threat of equal penalties on the same value of U.S. goods. The U.S. wants to looks strong; the Chinese don’t want to appear […]

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Benefits to Benefit You

Offering employee benefits for health insurance, retirement plans, dependent care expenses and so forth increases employee loyalty and productivity. But how else do you benefit by providing employee benefits? In a big fat taxing way, actually…when you establish the right kind of benefit plan. When I say the right kind of benefit plan, I’m referring […]

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It’s Time for Women to Invest

There’s a lot of advice about investing around. Go to any financial website or magazine and you’ll find advice on things to avoid, advice on what to take advantage of, advice when to invest, and so forth. Almost all of the advice is directed toward men. You really can’t blame the authors of these articles. […]

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You are Woman. You are in Control.

Comedian George Carlin once said, “Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it.” Carlin was on the right track. And it seems that, finally, the world is coming around to agree with him. Men and women are not from different planets. We are all here, living and working together, and responsible for […]

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How to Keep a Keeper

Here’s an alternative self-evident truth: All employees are not created equal. Unlike your “average” employee, the really great ones – the “keepers” – are the ones you want to work with your organization for a long time. You certainly don’t want to lose them to competitors because they offer more than you do. So, how […]

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The Curtain Lowers

The perfect time for an entrepreneur to plan an exit strategy is during the development of the business plan. The exit is always part of the plan of the “serial entrepreneur,” who grows and develops a business, sells it for a great return on investment and goes on to the next business. However, if you’re […]

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How Business Grows

Once your start-up achieves profitability, your next goal as an entrepreneur, should be growth. Profitability is a primary goal for any company. Without profits, a company can only last until its source of financing evaporates. When profitability is attained and sustained, your next goal should be growth. I say “should be” because there are people […]

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Less Taxing Strategies

Benjamin Franklin, for whom our company is not named, is said to have written these infamous words, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” The difference between death and taxes is you can’t die “less” than someone else; you can, however, pay less taxes. How you do that totally depends on your […]

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