If you’ve followed me for any amount of time then you know that I’m avid book reader. I love reading and it truly is one of my favorite pastimes. However, book reading isn’t the only way I keep myself and my business moving forward. I also enjoy listening to a great podcast. So when I can’t reach for a book, podcasts are my go-to educational format. Today, I’m sharing my top six podcasts with you. My Top Six Podcasts 1. The Financial Advisor Success For most of you, this podcast by Michael Kitces may not be the most interesting. While geared toward financial advisors, even if you aren’t an advisor there is still a wealth of knowledge to be obtained. can learn a great deal from it. I choose to listen to this podcast because I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in Knoxville, TN and Kitces deals with tools to help financial advisors. Whatever podcasts you choose to the listen to, I highly suggest you find one that pertains to your line of business, (dentists, veterinarian, etc.) and soak up all the information you can. Typically in listening to a career specific podcast you will gain great tips on what […]
The thought of being debt free sounds like a dream come true for most of us. Many folks are wrapped up in credit card debt, car payments, mortgage payments, etc. However, is paying off debt really the wisest choice? At least from a mathematical standpoint?
Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, accounting for more than 99% (actually 99.7% of all businesses) in this country. With so many people wanting to be their own boss, that’s probably why one of the most popular questions I am asked is how do I start a business. Not long ago I had lunch with a bright, young friend of mine. Over the course of the meal, he began informing about an exceptional idea he had come up with for a business. However, he wasn’t quite sure where to start. This particular guy had an idea of a service style business. Basically, instead of creating a product to sell, he would be providing a service to its patrons. In this case, the service was gaining popularity in other markets around the United States. However, it had not made it to the area where he planned to do business. I found his idea quite intriguing and his services were something I would probably consider using myself. He already had some ideas on the different services he planned to offer with loose definitions. What he hopes to offer isn’t a product, rather he would have to invest in goods […]
Business owners are some the most philanthropic people on the planet. No one donates more money to charities than business owners. According to a survey, 51.8% of those with high net worth businesses, meaning they net a million dollars or more, give a ton of money to charities. The IRS estimates business owners give to five or more charities, which translates to them being about 10 times more generous than that of the general population. In fact, 83% of high net worth business owners actually plan to increase their giving in the next three years as well. As a business owner, I myself, want to give all I can in order to minimize my business’ taxes, run my company more efficiently, and most of all just to show there is still some good in the world. So when it comes to giving for a business, there are many avenues you can take to do so. Let’s look at few of the ways you can give back to those you believe need it the most. 1. Resources. Business owners will donate products. There are fast food restaurants in our town that take their leftover food and donate to local shelters. I’ve […]