That song from “Hamilton”- with its refrain carried through a variety of songs- resonates in my soul. I’ve always tried to get my ventures- and my clients ventures- to become the success of which we all dream.
As I have recently written, the SEC (US Securities and Exchange Commission) is not currently enforcing the rules about executive pay reporting. This, despite the fact that most public companies pay excessive salaries to their executives. And, the IRS rarely challenges the pay that these public companies afford their bloated executive ranks.
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.
It’s already 2012! Are you ready to grow your business? No, not just saying you want to- but having a series of achievable goals, proven systems in place to make sure you can, accountability and coaching partners to keep you on track? Let’s not just dream a great 2012 but engineer it to be so!
So, you’re taking the plunge in 2012. You will go off on your own. At the very least, you’ll be a solopreneur- but you may have aspirations to start a true enterprise and, therefore, become an entrepreneur. It’s not just a a business plan and a rolodex, you’ll need, however.