Category Archives: Finance

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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Hail and Farewell

This is an old Navy term that connotes the changing of command, and it’s about the nicest thing I could say regarding the departure of Barry and the Gangsters. Farewell to Little Barry.  Thank God that we only have 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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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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Get That Loan!

We don’t think it’s a secret that banks aren’t lending to small business. Those over 50 employees probably have their needs satisfied. Out of our twenty or so Solutions Forum clients here in Arizona, only two of them even have … Continue reading

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C’mon Apple, Get Going

Here’s one post we never thought we’d write. Apple seems to have fallen on hard times, probably of their own making, and they don’t seem to know what to do. Full disclosure: I also own Apple stock. So, here are some … Continue reading

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Theranos: A Cautionary Tale

Our compliments to the Wall Street Journal for exposing the mess there is at what could be a blockbuster company. It appears Ms. Holmes ignored all or most of the tenets of starting a company, which we’ll repeat here, for the … Continue reading

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You Don’t Want to Be An Entrepreneur: Sallie Krawcheck.

This is the time of the year when things are slowing down, and maybe, just maybe you’re thinking about starting a business. Sallie Krawcheck, who used to be a high ranking officer with Citibank, and one of the highest ranking … Continue reading

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How to Fix the Small Business Lending Process

We recently applied for a small business loan through One Main Financial, which was approved in 24 hours, but the interest rate was up there with the credit cards, so we turned it down. As a result, One Main invited … Continue reading

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Memo to Chrysler: Better Benchmark the Chyrsler 200

I recently had a Chrysler 200 for about a week while my Lincoln was being repaired (a LOL ran into the driver side door), and here are some thoughts ( I have some expertise in the field, having been a … Continue reading

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