5 Things to Do To Sell Your Business Through a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 5 Things to Do To Sell Your Business Through a Business Broker Coco Soodek interviewed Tony Calvacca, business broker for 17 years and State Board President of the New York Association of Business Brokers, about the things you need to do to…

Court Ruling ‘Unravels FedEx’s Business Model’ (And We Haven’t Even Heard From Tracy Morgan Yet)

For the last 20 years, big companies have been able to work their truck drivers like dogs without having to take responsibility for bad things caused by their workers. Big companies do this by requiring each driver to be an independent contractor or his own small business. I love…

3 Things Labor Needs to Do in Order to Thrive

Look, we need labor unions. You and I do better in every way when unions are strong. Take a look at this chart. When union membership goes down, your income shrinks. Why? Because unions push back. Unions force managers to train more, to pay more and to think more…

The Most Profitable Types of Small Businesses

Summer’s drawing to an end. Maybe you’re starting to think about what’s next. Here is one study showing the 15 most profitable small businesses. I’m suspicious that the first ranked accountants have managed to cook the books – of course, how would we know. Read more. Story via Entrepreneur.com.

Startups Take a Shine to Urban Agriculture; Can They Reward Investors?

Disruptors are invading agriculture, developing new methods of growing food with the help of technology and creativity. Entrepreneurs are helping us farm without having to live in Iowa. Read more.

Story via Xconomy.

Farming Will Never Form the Backbone of America Again – Because Farmers Won’t Join with the People Who Would Help Them 

It’s become nearly impossible to earn a living as a small farmer. Farmers that do make it have big farms, rely on government support or switch to a not-for-profit model. This article points to other farmer empowerment movements throughout history and wonders when it will happen again. My prediction:…

Lessons Learned from the Casey Kasem Fiasco

Casey Kasem did a terrible job of planning his estate. Here, a bunch of my brilliant Bryan Cave colleagues give some sage advice about what you can do to avoid the storm. I have a different, less technical piece of advice: try and raise kids and pick partners who…

6 Stories to Get You Through the Day

Check out How Much the Billionaires’ Tax Dodges are Costing YOU | Statista $1,259. That’s how much more you will have to pay in taxes to make up for the taxes not paid by rich people and companies who park their money or paperwork outside the U.S. Every action has a…

Top 3 Must-Reads for Your Lunch Break

A $6 Billion Opportunity for the Rural Energy Economy | Institute for Local Self-Reliance I’ve been in meetings where government types have astounded me with the amount of cash given to the USDA to help farmers and rural communities. This $6 billion can help farmers and entrepreneurs upgrade their facilities, save…

Top 5 Weekly Reads

How Not to Sell Things on the Internet (Legal Edition) –EricGoldman.org 23andMe lost when they tried to enforce their terms of use – because they stuck the link to their terms of use at the bottom of the site. Listen up, web sellers: imagine going to a car dealership and getting…