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Some U.S. Businesses Not Happy With Obama’s Plan to Stop Inversions

Some U.S. Businesses Not Happy With Obama’s Plan to Stop Inversions

Some U.S. Businesses Not Happy With Obama’s Plan to Stop Inversions In recent years tax inversions have become increasingly popular as several large U.S. companies look to lower their corporate tax bills. This process consists of a company shifting its headquarters from the United States to a foreign country, which helps it greatly reduce its…

How To Save on Taxes in Retirement

How To Save on Taxes in Retirement

How To Save on Taxes in Retirement If it’s time to retire and you haven’t started already to plan for taxes then you need to get started now. Even if retirement is still a ways off, you should always be thinking ahead. In any case, one of the most common question people have regarding retirement…

Three Ideas to Start Reducing This Year’s Taxes Now

 Three Ideas to Start Reducing This Year’s Taxes Now Everyone wants to save on their taxes but many people don’t start thinking about tax savings until the next tax deadline rolls around. The real key to saving on taxes is to focus on those savings year round. One of the best ways to legally save on your taxes, especially for the wealthy, is…

How Frugal Entrepreneurs Avoid Excess Spending and Taxes

How Frugal Entrepreneurs Avoid Excess Spending and Taxes

How Frugal Entrepreneurs Avoid Excess Spending and Taxes Getting a business off the ground is never easy. It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears, but smart entrepreneurs know that it also takes a lot of fiscal responsibility and the ability to say no. Most startup companies have to always be considerate and careful…

Windy City Tax Burden Will Hit NBA Star Hard

Windy City Tax Burden Will Hit NBA Star Hard So how much is $47.5 million really worth? The answer is it all depends on where you live. Most of the NBA’s top free agents recently signed their new contracts, many with new teams, including former Oklahoma City Thunder Star Kevin Durant, who is now a…

How to Ignite Your Inner Spirit to Pursue Your Passions

How to Ignite Your Inner Spirit to Pursue Your Passions

How to Ignite Your Inner Spirit to Pursue Your Passions We are all made up of a body and a spirit, or a soul. It’s our soul or spirit that really drives us to do everything we do. Our body is just the tool we use to carry out the desires and passions of our…

What’s the Real Motivation Behind Philanthropy?

What’s the Real Motivation Behind Philanthropy?

What’s the Real Motivation Behind Philanthropy? According to its definition, philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. Many of the world’s wealthiest individuals and companies are involved in all kinds of philanthropic activities and endeavors. Some of the most famous and…

How to Identify and Utilize Your Core Competencies

How to Identify and Utilize Your Core Competencies

  How to Identify and Utilize Your Core Competencies. Over the years in which I’ve been working for GROCO and doing my radio program, American Dreams, I have met with a lot of people, many of whom are counted amongst the most successful and wealthiest individuals in the world. Most of my guests are also…

Disney and the Not-So-Wonderful World of Taxes

  Disneyland is often referred to as the happiest place on earth, but according to the Disney Company’s CEO, Robert Iger, the U.S. tax system and policies are putting a real damper on all the fun. According to a recent report from CNNMoney, Mr. Iger told the news outlet that the country’s corporate tax rates…

The True Value and Importance of Communication

Communication is extremely valuable in all relationships and in almost every setting. If you want to have a successful relationship with your spouse you must be able to communicate effectively with each other. If you want to have a positive relationship with your children, then you have to learn to communicate with them. Communication in…

Succeeding Against All Odds

  Just about every startup business or entrepreneur faces tough odds, which at certain points can seem almost insurmountable. Achieving success is always gratifying, but when you achieve success against all odds, that satisfaction can feel even greater. Being able to overcome huge odds and obstacles is never easy, but many people have what it…

How to Create a Common Dream

How to Create a Common Dream

  Updated 12 8 20.  All companies are out to achieve success.  Success can be defined in different ways, but in most cases, companies define success by results. Many companies have mission statements, common dreams – or goals – that they use to motivate their workforce or to define their purpose. These statements are also often used to define success. Mission statements can be a…

Why Is Integrity So Important for Building Trust?

  One of the greatest attributes a business can have is trust. Trust is so important between a company and its customers, as well as between the leaders of a company and the rest of the staff right on down the line. Trust can take a long time to build, but it can be lost…

The State of the Private Equity Industry—Is It All Down Hill From Here?

  In the past private equity has been a solid way of investing taking in trillions of capital, but with the ever changing world we live in, what is the state of the industry? Private equity investments typically consist of money being placed in a company by venture capital firms, private equity firms or angel…

How the Internet Became Commercial

  What’s Behind the Commercial movement of the Internet? Believe it or not the Internet was not originally created to share your life on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram or to watch movies, play games or follow your favorite pastime. When it was first invented, the military and research universities were the primary…

Critical Decisions When Launching a Startup

There are countless aspects to launching a startup company. To do it successfully a founder has to make many critical decisions and be right on most of them. Many entrepreneurs have a great idea or product with great plans to make it successful. However, they don’t make the right business decisions, which leads to their…

How to Keep the Wealthy From Fleeing Connecticut

  When it comes to saving on taxes the wealthy have to continually consider all their options because lawmakers never seem to stop pushing for more legislation aimed at making the wealthy pay more taxes. Lately, it seems that there are more and more reports of the nation’s wealthiest individuals living in high-tax locations deciding…

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Finding Value Investments in Private Equity

Finding Value Investments in Private Equity Private investors and venture capitalists are always looking for the next great company, idea or product to put their money into, in order to reap great financial rewards down the road. However, how do private investors know where to find the true value investments that exist? Experienced Investor Jonathan…

Keys to Empowering Others

  A common characteristic of many good leaders is the ability to delegate responsibility. One way that this can be done is by empowering others with the ability to also lead. Empowering someone else can be an excellent tool to achieve even greater success, both for the company and the individual. So how do you…

Angel Investing: As Easy as 1-2-3

  In my profession I meet with a lot of investors, mainly venture capitalists and angel investors.  When meeting with many of these investors I like to learn their thought process of determining whether or not a company is worth their time and resources. Monty Kersten, Independent Board Member and Angel Investor told me the…