July 2010

New 1099 Tax Form Burden for Small Businesses

  In the 1,000+ page health care reform bill, a new tax compliance burden completely unrelated to health care was snuck in unnoticed by the IRS. The full ramifications of this previously unnoticed paragraph is just coming to light the past few weeks. Here’s the deal. The provision has to do with the 1099 forms […]

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Double Dip Recession – CEO Alert

I am putting out this urgent message to all of my readers to warn them to prepare for a Double Dip Recession (See: What Caused the Great Recession?). Yes, there are early indicators that a Double Dip recession is on the horizon. While no official definition exists, generally speaking, a double dip recession is basically […]

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Netflix: A Recession Resistant Business

If you’re a subscriber you already know that convenient postal delivery and low cost rental prices are at the core of why you signed up. The subscription based Netflix business model makes renting at Blockbuster old school. If Netflix continues to thrive despite the economic environment, Blockbuster could very well be a thing of the […]

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Mel Gibson: How to Destroy Your Personal Brand in 60 Seconds

TweetWow, Mel Gibson really stepped in it now. While I continue to believe that the whole social media scene is way over-hyped (ahem… show me the money), it is probably under-hyped in one area — the speed in which BAD news can travel FAST. Whether your company is engaged in social media (blogging, tweeting, facebook-ing, […]

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Larry King – Talk Legend or Obsolete Dinosaur?

Larry King is “retiring” – which is code for he has been forced to retire. The legend of talk television has suffered several years of bad ratings and the powers that be have decided that it’s time for him to hang up his hat. The big debate amongst media pundits is 1) who will replace […]

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