Speak Up S Corps!
Congress is on the hunt for new sources of tax revenues. Oddly, just at a time when Congress is exploring lowering the tax rates large corporations pay, it is targeting one of the largest groups of small business owners to boost tax revenues.
Should we take it? No!
What’s the issue?
Most entrepreneurs who operate corporate business entities have a choice in how they report business profits to the IRS—they can pay standard corporate tax rates or they can usually op... Continue reading »
Approximately one-third of startups fail within the first two years of operations and another one-third close their doors by the seventh year in business. It’s a disturbing record of under-achievement especially since entrepreneurs tend to be incredibly hard working innovators and well-educated.
Why? What is it that is causing so much pain and money loss in the venture-building community? While other entrepreneurship educators and writers like to focus on what it takes for entrepreneurs to s... Continue reading »
Do you want to start a business but don't know what to do first, second and third? Are you eager to do something more purposeful and profitable? Do you want to be the boss of your own business? Then join the free online workshop on September 26th with Susan Schreter at www.CreativeLIVE.com/courses/starting-business-over-40. Special opportunities to be a guest in the audience too.
Everyone says that starting a business is “hard.” Well, it can be hard for everyone else, but it doesn’t have to be for you. Start On Purpose is the best resource—the bible to help startup business owners and freelance entrepreneurs get ahead before falling behind.
When you Start On Purpose, important decisions will come easier, first customers will come faster, board members and funding sources will want to support you, and your dreams of leading a successful company will become more real. M... Continue reading »
Illinois becomes the second state to pass a social media privacy law prohibiting employers from requiring applicants or employees to allow employers access to their social media accounts. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2013. It does not prohibit employers from obtaining information about applicants or employees in the public domain and it specifically excludes email from its definition of "social networking website." Maryland was the first state to pass such a law, and at least 14 othe... Continue reading »
More than 1,200 companies have applied for more than 2,000 new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) to compete with .com, .org, etc.1 Might any of those new gTLDs infringe your intellectual property rights? You can find out soon enough.
On June 13, 2012, the public portions of all new gTLD applications, including applicant information and character strings will become available. If you believe that an applied-for character string infringes your intellectual property rights you may object b... Continue reading »
Upcoming SBA matchmaking conferences for business owners who would like an opportunity to win federal government contracts:
Los Angeles, Calif. (March 21)
Houston, Texas (March 27)
San Antonio, Texas (March 29)
Chicago, Ill. (April 5)
Denver, Colo. (April 11)
Boston, Mass. (May 10)
Newark, N.J. (May 23)
Seattle, Wash. (June 7)
Kansas City, Mo. (June 21)
Sacramento, Calif. (July 24)
Cleveland, Ohio (August 7)