Manage Your Tax Bill

As the year is coming to a close, it is time to think about taxes. As a Business Owner, you put blood, sweat and tears into your business every day. Now is the time to understand your unique tax situation and how to minimize your tax bill.

What Are You Afraid Of?

There are the common fears – fear of failure, fear of acceptance, fear of dying, fear of public speaking. Then there are the phobias of flying, heights, snakes, bugs, etc. that list is endless.

Your Emergency Succession Plan

I just came back from a two-week vacation in Kenya. I was out of contact, exposed to wild animals, faced COVID and was flying half way around the world. This poses a risk to my business. What happens if I got sick or had an accident?

Resilience Rules!

Life throws obstacles in my way all the time. I am coming to the conclusion that my best plan of action is to be as resilient as possible. To be as capable as possible to bounce back from crisis.


Richard Branson anticipated his 1.5-hour flight to space for 17 years.  He announced his intention to make a space plane in 2004.  Jeff Bezos founded Blue Origin in 2000 with the goal of human spaceflight. 

Creating Value in your Small Business

Occasionally a small business owner will ask how much is my business worth? That is a loaded question. It all depends. In a divorce your soon-to-be ex will say it’s worth $10 million and they want half. Whereas you may treat is as just a job and there is no value without you being there.

Under God, Indivisible

At Toastmasters we open our meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. I also have it hanging in our lobby. I need the reminder. I do take my freedom for granted. I feel safe and every day I exercise my rights and obligations as a citizen.

What Will Your Legacy Be?

My first thoughts of leaving a legacy goes back to the will. How much money will you leave to family, friends or charities once you die. However, another more intimate definition of a legacy is the impact you leave on the world once you do pass away. Looking back into history, for some their legacy can be so special that the world is remarkably changed.

Your Legacy

Recently I sat in a meeting with a family who had lost the founder of their fast growing family business. During the meeting I was focused on business. After the meeting the sadness hit me. The founder should have been in that meeting. The energy, the drive and the laughter were missing. He lived his life to the fullest.

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