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The next crisis

First, we had the virus and the closing of most businesses, then we had the protests and looting. Now we have cities moving to open up, but the virus numbers are increasing as well. In October it is believed that the virus may come back in full force. If so, will your...

Freedom to create vs no freedom

I was having an argument with my son a few weeks ago.  He was complaining that there is no freedom in the US to make your fortune today. I had to call bullshit on this claim. Within the last 20 years I started my business, when I did I started with nothing, no clients...

Best idea of the year

What is needed right now, is a search engine.  Not another Google or Bing, a special search engine. One that will daily gather the listings of all streaming services to identify where tv shows, specials and movies are playing on so we can find out which streaming...

As predicted

I predicted a month or so ago that business will have adjusted to a reduced work force, saving cash and training costs. Red Robin reduced their menu by 55 items, and they are not bringing them back.  This change has allowed for a reduced work force to be more...

PPP difficulties

I was meeting with a small business owner who had received their PPP funds.  But as with most things government related it was not completely welcome. They had furloughed a number of workers because of the shutdown, But they had to bring back unnecessary employees...

The Stimulus Check

Are you still waiting for your stimulus check from IRS? You may get a prepaid debit card. IRS previously said that it will start mailing out paper stimulus checks to eligible individuals for whom the agency does not have bank account information. It now says that some...

Long Term Capital Gains

Long-term capital gains still have favorable rates. Profits from the sale or exchange of capital assets held for over a year are generally taxed at 0%, 15% or 20%.  To be long-term the assets must be held over a year. The rates are based on set income thresholds...

Board of Directors

I sit on a company’s Board of Directors (BOD) as Chairman.  I took over from the previous Chair as he left the BOD. I have been on this BOD from the very beginning.  I actually suggested to the owner that he should have a Board of Advisors(BOA) or a BOD.  The company...

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