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Business Buyers: The “Buy Now, Pay Later” Generation

If you are preparing to sell your business, your buyers will likely be members of the “buy now, pay later” generation. Generation X is the first demographic group to be raised in a culture that put little emphasis on savings. … Continue reading

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Let the Business Owners Pay for It

When it comes to “No taxation without representation,” the rallying cry of our founding fathers, few identifiable population segments are as abused as business owners. One of my long-time clients is a franchisor, and until very recently I was a … Continue reading

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  1. Maryanne Guido says:

    Working with the City and County we are required to submit certified payroll, ensure our subcontractors submit THEIR certified payroll, and that subs certified they have been paid by us on a monthly basis. If sun fails to do do any of this the GC (we) do not get paid until we “make” each sub comply- or do it for them.

  2. Joani Gill says:

    John thanks for citing a few regulations that hinder business growth for small businesses. I believe our middle market companies suffer the same issues as they fight for their rights to thrive. Just a few years ago, The Association for Corporate Growth, a global organization focused on the middle market, began a grass roots campaign to become the voice on Capital Hill for this business sector. I urge readers to check out ACG.ORG or MIDDLEMARKETVOICE.ORG and see where they can help with this initiative and be heard collectively. CONTACT AMBER LANDIS, VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC POLICY, AT ALANDIS@ACG.ORG.

  3. When is it time to get rid of the red tape and bureaucrats?

  4. Cathy Locke says:

    Since I am a small business and mainly wholesale to small and medium size businesses I honestly don’t feel I have a “snowball in hell” chance of making ends meet or even show a profit. I also feel we need to clean house with the red tape and bureaucrats.

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If You are a Victim; You are Guilty.

Let’s say you own a small Italian Restaurant. Fifteen tables. Pasta, Pizza, beer and wine. Not really a white tablecloth place. More like plastic red and white check tablecloths with Chianti bottles and drippy candles. On a good Saturday night … Continue reading

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  1. Anonymous says:

    "Your data is encrypted? Law enforcement sources tell me that decryption programs to defeat the current levels of credit card security can be bought for $125 on the web and installed in 15 minutes."

    Your law enforcement friend is uneducated in this topic, I work in data forensics- simple PGP or RSA encryption would have solved this problem.
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/FBI-Unable-to-Decrypt-Brazilian-Banker-s-Data-145640.shtml

    Perfect example above, from recent news- and thats a cheap encryption suite. Like I said your law enforcement buddy needs to quit talking about things he does not understand.

    They key is to;
    1. use intelligent passwords on all systems and equipment
    2. protect the transmission and reception of cc data
    3. protect your customer, dont let your waiters wonder off with a credit card, have managers be on the lookout for skimmers

    Think like a criminal, its not that hard, how would you steal from your own business?
    Then work on that weakness.

    Criminals evolve, you must as well.

  2. Todd A. Marquardt, Esq. says:

    Very informative. Even a proactive business owner may not have known about the risks to accepting credit cards. Thanks.

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You can’t keep a good saying down.

“There are lies, damn lies and statistics.” It’s a great saying, and in the USA is typically attributed to Mark Twain. He, in turn, attributed it to Benjamin Disraeli. That credit is undocumented. What is certain is that it was … Continue reading

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It’s a crisis…uh, no it’s not. Wait…

The Washington Post today announced that the UN’s World Health Organization has upgraded the H1N1 flu virus to a Category 6 Pandemic. It is worldwide, and appears to be gearing up for the Southern Hemisphere’s winter season. For those who … Continue reading

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  1. allanhimmelstein says:

    John,
    Great Post and written in the true style of the John Dini I know. Best advice is do what you have to do. Look at everything from a postitive perspective. If the unemployment rate is 10% the positive aspect is that 90% are still employed. That's why I really like the Alternative Board, because we can look at every idea and decision from a different perspective, and turning ovver the thought at 2am in the morning.

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