So, I’m going to try something new. After all, today IS the first business day of 2017.
Many of you have read (maybe even downloaded) my (now dated) paper about pricing. Or, you might have gone to our website to request the 2012 revision.
So, here I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop (St. Elmo’s, of course), when one of my frequent visiting friends joined my table. He is considering a new venture, developing his business concept and plans, and was hoping I would help him make his dream a reality. What an honor!
Dear Occasional Client*:
I know you just love getting these monthly notes from me. But, we really do want you to pay the lowest amount of taxes legally required- and to grow your business. And, it’s really hard for us to help you do that if you think meeting in January or February will work- especially for the year that just ended. Because once the calendar has closed up 2013- so has your ability to afford yourself of whatever tax breaks existed- and to insure that you can hit 2014 at maximum speed.
Every business is different. Yet, every business has many, many similar components. Serving as the CEO for jewelry manufacturing venture is different from serving as the CEO for a dialysis clinic- and different still from being the managing director for a law firm. Right now, I am considering whether I wish to help start- and then manage a new health care clinic- one with a business model that will be radically different than what is normally seen.