Fly from Sanford, Florida to Allentown

  Texted this photo to a CEO yesterday while on a 15-mile bike ride through Walt Disney World, reminding her she is her organization’s chief cultural architect. Merry Christmas. We arrived in Allentown, Pennsylvania an hour ago (9am) and i’m writing from my mother-in-law’s apartment. Disney Christmas parade on TV in the background. •  • […]

Here’s The Crazy Thing About Small Business Startups That Should Energize Anyone Struggling In These Tough Economic Times

Sure, the usual and customary three years to successfully launch seems fair and reasonable. However, the global economic crisis is neither fair nor reasonable. Anyone who willingly spends their life savings to create products and services ought to be given a usual and customary deeper dive. Next Blog

Usually The IRS Gives Small Business Startups Three Years To Become Profitable

Typically, any entreprenuerial small business startup has three years to invest money (time, energy, etc) into creating a profitable business plan. And in this usual and customary time frame, startup expenses are tax deductable. After that, the IRS will ask a simple, and appropriate question: Is this a hobby or a business? Next Blog

How Much Faith Is Required To Become A Successful Small Business Startup?

At the end of the day, a business needs to be profitable. Duh, right. A blinding flash of the obvious. There is the obvious need for capital investment and payroll. And what makes America great is our ability to overcome adversity against all odds. These are extraordinary economic times. Dear IRS, please have faith in […]

Dear IRS, Mid Life Celebration, LLC Will Not Quit

Dear IRS, thank you for believing in the spirit of America’s desire to see small business startups succeed. Most boot-strapped startups never make it to profitability. Why? Because of the tremendous challenges – money, time, energy, commitment, ingenuity. PS. Mid Life Celebration, LLC refuses to quit. Please have faith in it’s vision and my determination. […]