The Economy

What QE2 and Inflation Means for Businesses

I have a BIG problem with how inflation in this country ismeasured.  To put it bluntly, I think it’s a total scam. And in a moment, I will explain how this will significantlyimpact your business in the months ahead. But first, let explain my unusual perspective in what willhopefully be plain and simple English. Inflation […]

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The New Normal – Business Strategies from my Former Intern

I received an email from one of my former student interns who worked for me about a year or two ago, who has since become an entrepreneur. The kid is 1 year into his working career which was launched in the midst of the “Great Recession”. And while most new graduates are unemployed, or stuck […]

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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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How to Beat Unemployment

  Over the weekend, I saw the newspaper headlines that the US unemployment rate broke the 10% mark. For those in the US, we’re now at 10.2% unemployment.   Quite ironically, I was on my way to speak at event that I think epitomizes the solution the average person and entrepreneur can use to combat […]

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