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Tax Tips When Starting a Business

Posted on December 17, 2015December 21, 2015Categories Legal Business Entity, Starting a Business, Taxes   Leave a comment on Tax Tips When Starting a Business

Tired of your day job? Sick of your boss? Your entrepreneurial spirit keeps reminding you that it is about time to start a business and start making money for yourself. Before you call it quit, let’s take a look at what you will get yourself into. Two deductions are available to you right off the bat: the start-up costs up to $5,000 and organizational costs up to $5,000. Any excess costs must be amortized over a 15-year period. Next is to choose the … Continue reading “Tax Tips When Starting a Business”

10 Most Tax-Friendly States

Posted on December 16, 2015December 16, 2015Categories Taxes   Leave a comment on 10 Most Tax-Friendly States

As someone who works and pay taxes in the U.S., it would be wise to know which states offer the most friendly tax policy to their residents and investors. Tax expenses is one of the highest expenses of one’s life time. By carefully selecting the state(s) where you will live and invest can be the difference between getting rich, and going poor. The below 10 states are the most tax-friendly! #1 Alaska State Income Tax: None State Sales Tax: None … Continue reading “10 Most Tax-Friendly States”

Lessons of Starting a Company by VC Mark Suster Based in Los Angeles

Posted on December 2, 2015December 2, 2015Categories Startup   Leave a comment on Lessons of Starting a Company by VC Mark Suster Based in Los Angeles

Mark Suster was a consultant working for Andersen Consulting (Accenture) for 10 years before he found his first company, then it was sold. He found his 2nd company and sold to Salesforce.com and became a VC based in Los Angeles. He talks about his failure, success, and lessons learned as a budding entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. Idea – Don’t have to be a genius to start a company unless you want to be a Google…99% of companies are not … Continue reading “Lessons of Starting a Company by VC Mark Suster Based in Los Angeles”

Top 20 Consulting Businesses

Posted on November 4, 2015November 4, 2015Categories Get a Job, Make More Money   Leave a comment on Top 20 Consulting Businesses

According to Entrepreneur.com’s Consulting Business start-up guide, here are the top 20 consulting businesses. 1. Accounting: Accounting is something that every business needs, no matter how large or small. Accounting consultants can help a business with all of its financial needs. 2. Advertising: This type of consultant is normally hired by a business to develop a good strategic advertising campaign. 3. Auditing: From consultants who audit utility bills for small businesses to consultants who handle major work for telecommunications firms, … Continue reading “Top 20 Consulting Businesses”

Influence (Selling) – Single Most Important Skill in Life

Posted on October 30, 2015Categories Get a Job, Get More Skills, Inspiration, Make More Money   Leave a comment on Influence (Selling) – Single Most Important Skill in Life

Tony Robbins talks about the single most important skill in life. Business owners, parents, and leaders all need the ability to influence or to sell. To be an effective influencer, one must be able to influenced oneself in order to influence others. To be Effective Influencer, you must:  1. Feed your mind. 2. Condition your body. 3. Being master of influence by asking the RIGHT questions. All human beings have 6 needs, but the importance of each need varies depending … Continue reading “Influence (Selling) – Single Most Important Skill in Life”

Achieve Success Through Higher Standards Backed by Rituals

Posted on October 30, 2015October 30, 2015Categories Inspiration   Leave a comment on Achieve Success Through Higher Standards Backed by Rituals

Tony Robbins talks about achieving lasting success by having a compelling vision of what you truly want. Something that pull you to do. Not something that push you to do — as pushing required will power, and will power never last. Second, you need a strong reason to push you through what’s necessary to get that goal when challenges arrived. Reason comes first. Answers comes second. Third, review your vision, reason, and feel it everyday. In another word, raise your … Continue reading “Achieve Success Through Higher Standards Backed by Rituals”

The Basic of Independent Consulting – S.P.A.R.E. by James Chan

Posted on October 16, 2015October 16, 2015Categories Get a Job   Leave a comment on The Basic of Independent Consulting – S.P.A.R.E. by James Chan

James Chan was from Hong Kong and has been an American Citizen since the early 1980’s. His consulting firm advises American companies on selling products and services to China and Asia. He gives a talk about the basics of independent consulting, and how he got started more than 29 years ago. It is an inspirational talk that you would do well to listen. James came up with an acronym – S.P.A.R.E. as a guide to the basic of independent consulting. S … Continue reading “The Basic of Independent Consulting – S.P.A.R.E. by James Chan”

My Experience with Auction.com

Posted on October 8, 2015October 8, 2015Categories Save & Invest your Money   Leave a comment on My Experience with Auction.com

Auction.com is a modern, fast, and easy way to acquire real estate. I had a positive experience with Auction.com from my first real estate winning bid. A while back I saw a property listed for sale on Realtors.com. It was listed by Auction.com.  When I followed the link to Auction.com and created an account, I was able to go to the documents section on Auction.com to do my due diligence.  They attached very detail documents on the property for my … Continue reading “My Experience with Auction.com”

Whole Foods CEO/Founder Talks About Capitalism, Impacts of Higher Minimum Wages and ObamaCare

Posted on October 6, 2015October 8, 2015Categories Business   Leave a comment on Whole Foods CEO/Founder Talks About Capitalism, Impacts of Higher Minimum Wages and ObamaCare

There is no free lunch in Capitalism. What government gives, someone has to pay. Responsible Capitalism will lessen the impulse to regulate and control businesses. Whole Foods CEO and founder talks about  his view on the free market, government regulations, such as the higher minimum wage requirements, and ObamaCare. And, how businesses are impacted and reacting to these additional costs imposed by the government. Bottom line, there is no free lunch. Last, he talks about why government and intellectuals hate … Continue reading “Whole Foods CEO/Founder Talks About Capitalism, Impacts of Higher Minimum Wages and ObamaCare”

The Most Prestigious Consulting Firms

Posted on September 12, 2015December 18, 2015Categories Consulting News   Leave a comment on The Most Prestigious Consulting Firms

Prestigious can help bring in more business at better rates. No one gets fire for hiring IBM. Is that still true? In 2015, the top 10 most prestigious consulting firms ranked by Vault.com: Mckinsey and Company The Boston Consulting Group Bain and Company Deloitte Consulting Booz Allen Hamilton Pricewaterhouse Coopers Advisory EY LLP Consulting Accenture KPMG IBM Global Business Services Hey, IBM made it to TOP 10! I had a subcontracting relationship with IBM for many years. It was a … Continue reading “The Most Prestigious Consulting Firms”