Business

Jan
26

Small Business & Mexico’s 20% Import Tax

This week President Trump announced that the US will levy a 20% tax on all imports coming from Mexico; this 20% tax is supposedly to pay for a boarder wall. Will Mexico being paying for the “Wall” or will you the consumer being paying for that wall? More importantly, how will this tax affect Small […]

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Jan
13

Don’t Miss Out on These Small Business Write Offs!

It?s that time of year again-tax season! Small business owners everywhere are scrounging around for old receipts and frantically doing paperwork in preparation for tax day, all while keeping up with their regularly scheduled CEO duties. Amid all the craziness, it’s easy to miss out on some great write off opportunities. But anything that can […]

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Oct
03

Start Talking About Failure….2 Minute Read

The taboo against uttering the F-word-failure-grows stronger the closer you get to the top. In the mailroom, or in mid-management, you can bet they talk about problems in the business all the time. But as you rise to the C-suites, you find executives who think they have to hide behind the pretense that they are […]

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Sep
23

The False Idea of Work/Life Balance 3 Min Read

The “work/life balance” is one of the saddest, most corrosive buzz-phrases of our time. To me, that phrase seems to come down to this: when you’re working, you’re supposed to feel guilty that you’re taking time away from your “life,” by which most people mean their family; but when you’re spending time with your family […]

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Aug
23

Pro & Cons of a Small Business Standard Tax Deduction (3 Minute Read)

Under the current political process there’s a mention of expanding the Standard Tax Deduction for all Small Business operations. The standard tax deduction is available to all individual and small business taxpayers. Tax deductions for businesses reduce income tax liabilities. Those who operate sole proprietorship or Sub-chapter S corporations (where all net income is allocated […]

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Jun
23

Am I My Brothers Keeper? A Biz2Biz Perspective. (3 Minute Read)

As a Small Business Owner/Entrepreneur….What am I Doing to Help Others Succeed? There are many reasons why we started our own business. Independence, being your own boss, a great product or service. One thing we strive to do is, offer our community our best! What about your business neighbor? We do look for our own […]

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Jun
22

The Limits of Your Knowledge (3 Minute Read)

I don’ know everything. That might sound like an obvious statement, and I would hope that every other person would be willing to admit as much, too. But even after acknowledging the limits of your knowledge, what are you doing about it? Because I don’t know everything, I make it a priority to keep on […]

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Jun
05

Best of Mentoring: Social Media Platforms with Jen Osbon (Video)

Jennifer Osbon’s mentoring series goes in depth with digital marketing, especially social media marketing. How does it work, what should you do, what should you not do? She and Fran talked about the growth and development of connective technologies, how to get started with social media, and building a social media strategy. In this session, […]

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