So, what is it that makes someone leave the security of a paycheck and a 401K plan to jump off the cliff into entrepreneurship? I can’t speak for others but I will give you my reasoning. I worked for a very large consulting firm for many years and the thing I found most incredible was the environment where everyone gets a trophy. The end result in this culture is it breeds mediocrity. The person who planned a party might get the same recognition as someone who identified a h
Too often we will bring on a new hire that looked like a dream on paper but was actually a nightmare in disguise. I have more stories than I can count about hiring what seemed to be a mature, hardworking, level headed individual but in reality they had boiled bunnies in pots all over town! Why did I not find this out through an employment reference check? Because it is against the law for a previous employer to offer any information on a reference check other than the dates t
This is the time of year when I have to chuckle when people get excited they are getting their tax refund. It's like a gift from heaven our benevolent federal government sends you a refund, just at the right time when you need it! Few people realize if they are getting a refund they were paying too much in taxes all year long. Our brilliant lawmakers have saddled the American public with a tax code that is over 55,000 pages in which even the most astute tax professionals can'
Do you own a business or do you own a job? The answer to this question has a lot to do with what stage of business development you are in. During the startup phase, you are wearing a lot of hats from service, sales, accounting, technician, marketing, finance and vision. In the startup phase, your business owns you; and it is during this critical time that your efforts, commitment, skill or luck will determine whether your business will succeed. Twenty-five percent of startu