“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” —Denis Waitley It’s hard to argue with this advice from Mr. Waitley, a Naval Aviator turned business consultant and motivational speaker. When faced with an LLC member or members that have become toxic, disagreeable or just plain useless, converting Waitley’s advice into action is essential. First, Identify the Problem Defining the problem presented by your fellow LLC member(s) is the first step, and cannot be overlooked. Often
As the value of government contracts increases, so does the likelihood your company, as the winning bidder, will face a size and standard protest from a disappointed bidder. Defending a size and standard protest is at best annoying and, at worst, truly concerning. The process can feel a little (or a lot) like finding yourself a target of a police state investigation: a full-scale review of your business documents, initiated by vague allegations from someone with an ax to
Many small business owners dream of the day they can sell their business and retire to a life of opulent leisure. Well, perhaps not opulent. Comfortable. That dream usually involves a cash sale of their business (perhaps at an unrealistic price), preferably as early as possible. Age 65, for many, is an abstraction. We may be hurtling quickly toward it, but most retirement dreamers don’t want to wait that long. How sophisticated is the average small business retirement dream?
In the past ten years, social media platforms are the biggest growth story in the world. Controversy usually follows success. Ask any big business or celebrity. Social media platforms like YouTube have both. Twenty years ago scandals played out in supermarket tabloids; now they play out online. Grainy images and suspiciously unbelievable headlines about Princess Diana and Madonna in the Enquirer have given way to streaming HD video documenting the idiocy of Jake and Logan Paul and the off-color
You haven’t thought enough about how you’re getting paid. Business owners almost always have an idea what their business is worth, and it’s usually based on some formula they’ve either heard about or developed on their own over the years. What owners often fail to consider is how dramatically that price can differ based on the means of payment. An all cash at closing sale should bring a different price than, for instance, an installment sale over a term of years, or payment
REQUEST A CONSULTATION What is a “holdback” and how can it help We’ve all bought something that didn’t live up to our expectations. When it’s something small, we may grumble about it for a moment or two, and move on with our lives. When you’re buying a business, your financial life may hang in the balance. Understanding your rights if you don’t get the business you were promised, or better yet, having an effective remedy, is critically important. In
Learn More About Us The End of “Net Neutrality”: What to Expect as a Consumer and Business Owner Nearly every teenager spends a fair amount of time glued to YouTube, and my two sons are no different. As the debate over net neutrality unfolded, my sons relayed to me that nearly every YouTube personality they watch made the repeal of the Obama-era “net neutrality” regulations sound like the end of the world. If it’s a big topic online, my