In 1970, Alvin Toffler’s book Future Shock described what he thought would be the post-industrial age and what it would mean. His major themes: the … Read more about Business Trends: Future Shock?
In December, many businesses are in the midst of their busy season. Retailers are hoping for good sales. Accountants are helping businesses with … Read more about Now’s the Time to Hold Your Annual Board Meeting: When, Where, and What to Do
A question that comes up frequently is “what’s a small business?" The SBA defines a small business as one with up to 500 employees (even more for some … Read more about Labeled a Small Business? That’s Great!
Mark Twain had a lot to say about statistics. He famously said: “there are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” He also said: “facts are stubborn, but … Read more about Using Statistics and Where to Find Them
The U.S. Supreme Court is the final arbiter of whether actions by federal and state legislatures or the executive branch are constitutional. The U.S. … Read more about What the U.S. Supreme Court Tells Businesses
There’s tremendous partisanship reported regularly in the media. But in actuality, there’s considerable bipartisan action going on. Small business … Read more about Small Biz Congressional Measures to Watch and What to Do
Times are tough right now for small businesses. With the effects of the pandemic still lingering, along with the current cost of living crisis, … Read more about Improving Productivity and Organization Within Your Small Business
In the last couple of years, the biggest concern for inventory-based businesses has been supply chain disruptions. Now, the focus is on managing … Read more about Recession Proofing Your Business Requires Inventory Management
May 11, 2023, marks the end of the public health emergency for COVID-19. Many businesses for months have been acting as if the pandemic was long since … Read more about Expiration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Your Business
Groupthink is a phenomenon in which a group of people make poor decisions because they are too anxious to disagree with what the majority of the group … Read more about Groupthink in Business: What Is It? Why Is It Bad? How to Avoid It
Many businesses are year-round while others fluctuate at various times of the year. In my town in Florida, late November through mid-April is referred … Read more about Seasonality for Your Business: What Winter Means
This year’s book reflects the tax rules as they stood on December 1, 2022. But tax law is not static and new legislation, IRS pronouncements, and … Read more about Supplement to J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes 2023
In early January 2023, the Fair Tax Act of 2023 was introduced in the House. While the measure is a 'looong' way from enactment and may never come to … Read more about What the Fair Tax Would Mean to Your Business
The number of small businesses in the U.S. continues to grow in 2023, and it’s a good thing. After all, small businesses create jobs, drive … Read more about 12 Tips on How to Grow a Small Business in 2023
I’m not referring to an old TV show with Johnny Carson for anyone like me old enough to remember it. I’m talking about who you can depend on when it … Read more about Who Do You Trust?