If you are of a certain age, you learned to play the guitar or the drums. Because we all wanted to be RockNRoll entertainers. Ok. Not really.
After what you’ve been reading in the papers and hearing on TV- and yesterday’s blog post– it should not surprise you that ½ (or more) of American citizens don’t trust the quality of their tap water. It’s why the bottled water business is so profitable. (Of course, when you consider that Pepsi and Coke sell you bottled water for the same price that they sell you pop- and pop sales require them to add in coloring and flavoring and for bottled water they don’t- you should not be surprised about that either.)
Flint. Newark. DC. Boston. Jersey City. Baltimore. And, probably every other major city in the US.
So, the 2015 business tax season is over. And, this was but another year that I found many clients lacked the necessary business records. Oh, sure, the IRS requires every business (incorporated or not) to maintain accurate financial records. But, regardless of what the IRS wants, every business owner should know that accurate financial records are critical for a successful business.
Being an entrepreneur, I always understand the imprint that founders have on their organizations. After all, most of us consider our business ventures akin to our children. But, it’s also true that an outstanding leader also ends up establishing a decisive imprint on the company s/he leads- even if s/he were not the founder.
Today is a holiday. It is the first day of Purim. (Purim means “Lots”- as in the lottery. We just didn’t really win this lottery.). My family has always celebrated Shushan Purim, the name for the second day; most Ashkenazi Jews rarely celebrate it- for them, it’s a one day holiday. The Purim holiday celebrates the ploys of Esther (also known as Hadassah), the Jewish Queen of Babylonia, and her uncle (godfather?) Mordechai.