Wells Fargo Business Plan Center

Here’s a story of noble work done by a big bank: Wells Fargo has rolled out an invaluable tool for business owners – a business planning tool. It’s available to anyone – not just bank customers – free of charge. Business plans are mysterious things. Few people know how to…

Putting People First is Good for Business

One of the major effects of the 40 year political movement waged by big business is that we have learned how to evaluate ideas from their perspective. Think about it. When you hear about paid parental leave, you wonder if it is fair to employers because they’ll have to…

If We Rewrote Our Laws to Help Entrepreneurs Understand Them, We’d Have More Startups and More Jobs

A major entrepreneurial center in the country, the Kauffman Foundation, has ranked cities and states for small business friendliness. The results are interesting, but not as interesting as the reasons why some areas scored better than others. As it turns out, there are three things that make an ideal place…

Don’t Fetishize the First Amendment – Violent Threats Ought to be Illegal

An ex-husband started posting nasty remarks about his wife and his co-workers on Facebook. One of them said, “There’s one way to love ya but a thousand ways to kill ya. I’m not gonna rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the…

AT&T: If you build your own broadband then we don’t get any of your tax money

AT&T Wants Your Tax Dollars The only problems we have in America are bad ideas. Here, AT&T is pushing the federal government to stop small towns from providing rural internet service where AT&T won’t. Instead, they want to be given tax dollars to do it. Why? Because the “free…

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…

LegalSifter Demystifies Legal Contracts

A disruptor has developed software that scans a contract to tell you what’s wrong with it. It’s billed as a solution for non-lawyers. Lawyers will freak, but that’s not why I like it. I like it because it could be a quality control tool for lawyers – like me…

6 Tips for Picking the Right Shrink

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 6 Tips for Picking the Right Shrink In honor of Robin Williams, whose depression and anxiety drove him to his end this week, we hereby declare our full throated encouragement to go get yourself some help. Therapy – hard, bitter, sometimes triumphant…

The Rule that will (Hopefully) Reopen the Portal to Big Money Accountability

The President’s new rule requires companies that sell $1 million worth of stuff to the federal government to let their employees’ cases go before a judge. Believe it or not, this tiny technical point could have giant repercussions. Here’s why: Judges, politicians and a rabidly well organized big business…

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…