business

The Business of Being the Best – 7 Key Characteristics

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In every field, certain individuals excel and demonstrate outstanding performance. Many aspire to emulate these leaders, but are unsure how to attain their goal. In The Business of Being the Best, Molly Fletcher suggests that the top performers in all professions have a common set of traits. She believes that everyone can study these seven […]

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Middle Class Doomed as Millionaires Boom – How You Can Join the Ranks of the Rich

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According to a recent report from the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, the total number of US families with a net worth of over $1 million will double by 2020. All this while the unemployment rate hovers around 10% amidst a tight job market undergoing significant structural reform. Overall, the U.S. and Europe have the […]

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Small Business Retirement Plans – 401k, SEP IRA, Simple IRA and ESOP plans

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Although many large organizations offer retirement savings plans, it is not necessary to be a part of corporate America in order to take advantage of tax-deductible retirement plans for investing in your future. In fact, as a self-employed small business owner or an employee of a small business, you have several options with regard to tax-advantaged saving for […]

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The Pros & Cons of Taking Out a Loan vs. Venture Capital

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With the economy and unemployment the way it is today, many folks are thinking about starting or growing their own small business. But this requires money to pay for things like employee’s salaries (you may be the only employee), offices, supplies, marketing and more. Entrepreneurs typically get their money from a range of sources including […]

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2013 Business Tax Changes and Credits in Fiscal Cliff Deal Extend Small Business Jobs Act Tax Changes

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[2013 Small Business Tax Breaks Extensions] Congress and the Obama administration have reached an agreement that will extend a number of small business tax breaks through 2013 following the fiscal cliff deal which was legislated through the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. This includes: R&D credit extended: The Research and Development (R&D) tax credit was extended for another year and reinstated retroactively for […]

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If Salary and Living Expenses Were Covered, What Would You Do For a Living?

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The title of this post was the basis for an MBA application question I recently answered. It really got my thinking about my career goals and aspirations. Here’s my response to the question, followed by some thoughts. What do you think and how would you spend your life if money was not a factor? If […]

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