Category Archives for "Entrepreneur"

Is HFT the Coming Way to Invest?

High Frequency Trading has been around for the greater part of the 21st century. Basically, it’s the use of sophisticated technological tools and computer algorithms to rapidly trade securities. And when I say “rapidly,” I’m talking nanoseconds. Before you can blink your eyes, stocks will be bought and sold. The algorithms and the high frequency […]

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RMD Changes May Be Coming

Unless you’ve been paying close attention, you may not have noticed that President Trump has issued an executive order that will affect 401(k) plans. The order calls for the Department of Labor and the Department of Treasury to look into two things: 1) raising the age when people with a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) […]

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Getting Real with Your 401K

In the past, I’ve discussed the advantages to converting your IRA to a Roth IRA. You can click here to review those advantages. However, there’s more you can do with your IRA than simply investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and CDs. If you talk to some IRA custodians, these are the only investments they’ll […]

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The 401K Conundrum

You won’t get any argument from me that a 401K plan is good for your business. In fact, I’m a huge proponent of entrepreneurs starting 401K plans for their employees. It helps them save for their futures and instills a sense of loyalty when they know you’re helping them in more ways than providing a […]

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No One Expected You to Die So Soon

There’s a Neil Diamond song called “Done Too Soon.” The main portion of this short song lists numerous people – the good, the bad and the ugly – throughout history who died before their work was done. Everyone expects death to come. Just not now! We have work to do, goals to accomplish. So, what […]

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Benefits to Benefit You

Offering employee benefits for health insurance, retirement plans, dependent care expenses and so forth increases employee loyalty and productivity. But how else do you benefit by providing employee benefits? In a big fat taxing way, actually…when you establish the right kind of benefit plan. When I say the right kind of benefit plan, I’m referring […]

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How to Keep a Keeper

Here’s an alternative self-evident truth: All employees are not created equal. Unlike your “average” employee, the really great ones – the “keepers” – are the ones you want to work with your organization for a long time. You certainly don’t want to lose them to competitors because they offer more than you do. So, how […]

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The Curtain Lowers

The perfect time for an entrepreneur to plan an exit strategy is during the development of the business plan. The exit is always part of the plan of the “serial entrepreneur,” who grows and develops a business, sells it for a great return on investment and goes on to the next business. However, if you’re […]

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How Business Grows

Once your start-up achieves profitability, your next goal as an entrepreneur, should be growth. Profitability is a primary goal for any company. Without profits, a company can only last until its source of financing evaporates. When profitability is attained and sustained, your next goal should be growth. I say “should be” because there are people […]

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