Matters Column

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

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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

Using IRAs to invest in unconventional assets

April 14, 2017
April brings more than showers. Read More

Politicians’ loyalty should be to country, not party

April 7, 2017
We are staying in a condo on Hutchinson Island on Florida's Atlantic coast. Read More

How to be a valuable asset on your company’s board

March 31, 2017
Are you the next generation of your family’s business? Do you currently serve on a board or want to serve on a nonprofit board? If it’s the latter, why do you serve? Are you an effective board member? Perhaps you would like to do more for the organization but can’t seem to make the time. Read More

How to qualify as a woman-owned small business

March 24, 2017
The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program, established in February 2011 through the U.S. Small Business Administration, was designed to provide women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses with assistance in competing for business with the federal government. Read More

The picture of the United States health care crisis

March 17, 2017
Human resource professionals are expected to deal with all health care matters from a variety perspectives. Read More

Crossing borders presents tax issues for employers, employees

March 10, 2017
The border topic is getting a lot of attention these days. Read More