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Partners And Taxes

Partners And Taxes

Partnership Disputes and Taxes I caution every new partnership client that there are 2 big icebergs out there that can sink your business Titanic. If you are in a partnership, chances are strong that you will enter a dispute. Few business partnerships have the...
Going Into a Cannabis Business?

Going Into a Cannabis Business?

Thinking About Going Into the Cannabis Business? Sell Shovels Instead I have worked in the legal cannabis industry in Oregon for the past 2 years. While I am not a cannabis consumer at this stage of my life, as long as a business is legal, I am willing to help that...
Keep Your Mouth Shut

Keep Your Mouth Shut

  Shut Up! I work with lots of partnership problems. The hardest part of my job is dealing with “loose lips”. There was an expression during the time of WW2 that “Loose lips sink ships”. The reasoning went like this: A sailor in a bar...
System Cleanup

System Cleanup

Do This Now for a Better Year Ahead The time between the Christmas holiday and the official first work day of the new year is an ideal time to clean up your computer. We all tend to save too much stuff. We save emails we don’t need. We save files that are way...
Be Careful Out There

Be Careful Out There

Business going well? Everything on track? Sure? It’s time for a reminder. That next big crisis is right around the corner. We won’t see it coming because it won’t look like the last one. It will be new and unexpected. Kaboom. You’re in it. Are...
Uncertainty

Uncertainty

It is finally over and the country is shocked at the outcome. Why? Daily I see overconfidence in business. I see too much faith placed in forecasts. I see big bets placed on anticipated market growth. I see investment in businesses that are near bankruptcy. I see...

Do Not Enter a New Year With a Dispute

Time is short. The new year begins in less than 2 months. If you are experiencing a partnership conflict, get it resolved before the new year. Why? Because once you cross into 2017, you start an entirely new tax problem. That complicates everything. If you and your...
Partnership Dispute Resolution

Partnership Dispute Resolution

There are many things that can go wrong in a partnership. The consequences of a failed business partnership is often more severe than a divorce. Most states are now “no fault” divorce states. That means you don’t fight out anything in court. You...

Do It Faster and It Will Take Longer and Cost More

Time is money! Haste makes waste! Early bird gets the worm! Fools rush in… Which is it? Certainly time can be equated with money but the calculation is tricky. Be careful. I recently completed a project with an insanely tight deadline. Imagine having 3 days of...

Stupid Negotiations

I have seen some incredibly stupid moves in negotiations recently. People have walked away from being within a few dollars of a huge win to face the prospect of getting nothing or potentially having to pay a huge sum. Crazy. If you were about to get a million dollars...