Category Archives: Hiring

Trump Shakeout: Immigration, Lending

Well, we’ve had five months of the Donald, and, aside from angst among the establishment, I think things are going pretty well. The Trump Bump in growth is happening. We don’t have a healthcare plan or  tax cuts yet, but we … Continue reading

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Show Us the Money!

There seems to be some confusion in the Trump camp about whether they should put lower taxes or affordable health care at the top of their agenda. For us, as representatives of the small business community (and we’re on the … Continue reading

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So, What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

No, we don’t mean lose 10 pounds. We mean, for you business owners and CEOs/Presidents out there, what are you going to resolve to do this year, and it doesn’t all have to do with more sales. Here are some … Continue reading

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What’re You Going to Do in 2017?

OK, forget the disasters of the Obama years, other than the fact that we suspect he’s going to be an annoying presence on the US and global stage for some years to come. Worse than Jimmy Carter. But on to … Continue reading

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What Carrier Really Means

OK, the Donald went to bat for the Carrier workers, and good for all. We can probably expect more of this as managements rebalance balance all of their stakeholder interests. We had sent a tersely worded text to our buddies … Continue reading

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No on on 205 and 206?

These are two propositions on the Arizona ballot this November that legalize marijuana sales (although through licensed facilities, which are regulated)…. and raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from $8.05. All the business press and many of … Continue reading

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Comebacks

OK, so Trump lost $900 million plus in 1995, and carried his loss forward. He kept his people working. No big deal. Most people in business have had a bad year, and carried the loss forward. The tax laws are, … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Company Culture?

You might be reading all the articles on company culture that have appeared lately and wonder, ‘what’s MY company culture’? Yes, you have one, and it’s based on a bunch of things, that you can observe: Do I have people … Continue reading

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News You Can Use (with a Little Research)

It occurred to me that I’ve never outlined in a blog the articles I give to my groups and clients to the electronic public, so here goes (we hope to do this towards the end of every month): The Industrial … Continue reading

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The Pay Equity Police (Might) Get Some New Ammunition

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is at it again. There are new proposed rules to equalize pay at companies employing over 100 workers. Those below the magic 100 presumably will stay the same as they are now, which is some, but … Continue reading

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