Matters Column

A weekly column on matters concerning legal, money, small business, family business and people issues.


Practice self-improvement; update foundational beliefs

July 14, 2017
The beliefs and attitudes that are the foundation of how you approach business come from many sources. Read More

Corporate housekeeping: Don’t ignore the cobwebs

July 7, 2017
The concept of entity formation and protection of personal assets is a common topic that is thrust in front of business owners at all stages, from a startup to a third-generation family business. Read More

For long-term success, consider norm deviation

June 23, 2017
Ever hear anyone say, “What’s wrong with kids these days”? Read More

Marginal tax rate reduction could impact charitable giving

June 16, 2017
The chatter on tax reform continues. Read More

For best results, properly manage time AND energy

June 9, 2017
I had to make a decision the other morning. Read More

What does neuroscience have to do with family business?

June 2, 2017
One mid-November night, I was driving down a country road with my 15-year-old son. Read More

It’s a long time coming for US tax code changes

May 12, 2017
Spring is in the air, as is tax reform. Read More

Take my advice: Be a good client or customer

May 5, 2017
I don’t know what the statistics are, but apparently, a lot of people don’t follow their doctor’s advice. Read More

The challenge and opportunity of independent business ownership

April 28, 2017
In the world of many privately owned businesses, there are at least three competing areas to manage actively. Read More

International human resources: a piece of pie

April 21, 2017
It’s as simple as a piece of… For most Americans, the completion of the statement is “cake.” Read More