Archive for January, 2010

Insurance Strategy for Small Business

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on January 26, 2010 – 10:46 am

One HUGE hurdle for small business owners is how to tackle insurance at a time when the future of the industry is uncertain.  Nothing makes planning more difficult for business owners than uncertainty… and when it comes to insurance, right now uncertainty is the rule.  As such, I suggest exploring the cost and stability advantages [...]

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Small Business Death Sentence: aka The Federal Estate Tax

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on January 7, 2010 – 7:32 am

It often amazes me just how completely ignorant our policy makers are in regards to taxing and its impact on business and our economy.  …I can think of no statement where this is more publicly evident than the all too frequently cited higher taxation argument…“we just had 8 years of tax cuts… and look where [...]

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Culture, Management, & Bonus Misalignment

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on January 5, 2010 – 12:01 pm

Cash Bonuses as part of an employee’s compensation structure have fallen under great media and political scrutiny since the collapse of the financial sector.  However, it was not the existence of bonuses that caused the collapse…  The bonus is a tool… nothing more.  In fact, when it comes to motivating individuals to perform, especially in [...]

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Align your Incentive for Success…

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on January 1, 2010 – 11:37 am

In an industry that is struggling to find a way to better re-align its compensation incentives with that of its company and shareholders’ better interests… I thought it appropriate to also have the individual initiate a little strategy to create their OWN incentive for success.  This week’s Career Pointers is [...]

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