Matters Column

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


The how and when of effective communication

June 15, 2018
Day in and day out, we hear discussions related to communications of one type or another. Read More

What tax issues arise with cryptocurrencies?

June 8, 2018
By now, it’s likely you know someone who is invested in virtual currency, is collecting virtual currency in exchange for services or product or is involved in virtual currency mining. Read More

Tips on spotting incompetent or unethical attorneys

June 1, 2018
The legal community is getting a lot of negative publicity from the mess in Washington, television shows and street talk. Read More

Using outside directors in your family business

May 25, 2018
Publicly traded companies have boards of directors primarily comprised of outsiders. Read More

The employee handbook: essential or obsolete?

May 18, 2018
When was the last time your handbook was reviewed and/or revised? Read More

Understanding the tax math for 2018 returns

May 11, 2018
In recent weeks, most of us have filed our individual income tax returns or requested an extension of time to file any required tax returns. Read More

Dear Liz, here’s small-business advice from Grandpa

May 4, 2018
My granddaughter, Liz Nol, is opening a women's clothing store, Marie La Mode, on Cherry Street SE. Read More

Avoid unexpected surprises with self-analysis

April 27, 2018
Historically, when a person or a couple of people started a new business, it was because they identified a need, or they believed they had something special they could offer customers. Read More

When it’s time for change, do it the right way

April 20, 2018
What is it that raises the topic of change? Read More

The physics behind trade policies and taxes

April 13, 2018

High school was many years ago for most of us. Reunions seem to come up more often as the time flies by.

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