How to get that sales job?

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OK. You knew I’d report about this.

After I was done feeling disgusted, I could employ a little prejudice and feel slightly better about this subject. (Sorry, Muriel Jacques. You know you feel this prejudice all the time. If you don’t know Muriel, check out her blog.)

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The FAST Act pulled a Fast One?

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If you were a client of mine, you would have received a notice last December. Just when I was writing about the amazing fact that Congress finally passed a bill- a real authorization bill- for the Department of Transportation, one that funded bare-bones transportaton neds for five years, my notice informed clients that the bill included a slew of unrelated items. In particular, items that changed the way our taxes are computed, the way the IRS acts, etc.

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Stick it to me?

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Can you imagine what your life would be if your kidneys failed?  You would probably be forced to give up your job (see below for more) and spend 3 days a week going back and forth to a dialysis clinic, where you would be hooked up to a machine for about 4 hours each time.  And, you still would only have some of your kidney functions fixed, not all of them.

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A fifth way?

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Over the years, we’ve considered raising money from VC, going public, or simply bootstrapping.  To be honest, the most frequent process we’ve started new companies has been bootstrapping.  In so doing, we maintained total control of the firms.  And, when we finally exceeded our ability to grow the firm (or in more than a few cases, proved our concept and no longer had the desire to run the firm), we’ve sold the entity to others.

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