The actions that federal, state, and local government agencies take can change the profitability and trajectory of a business. This section contains posts that describe the role government plays in often picking winners and losers.
By the 1980s, businesses had declared victory and backed off. However, as I write this we are in the midst of a Presidential election. The current Republican administration has rolled back many of the previous administration regulations. However, the prospect of a Democratic White House and Senate after the election would create a whiplash effect as their goals are to usher in unpredicted levels of new regulations as they commit to climate change initiatives. Moreover, polarizing politicians and the media continues is fanned the flames of discontent among the working class and minorities to rise up. The table is potentially getting set just like it was in 1970 before Powell wrote his now-famous memo.
The changing landscape of the US tax code continues to create tailwinds for the business owner. Today, when it comes to earned income, the amount you make may matter less as compared to how you make it giving rise to more small businesses. With the massive surge toward small business ownership will be an increased need for qualified small business knowledge.
while the government may understand the importance of small business in the overall economy, its definition often differs from the way most entrepreneurs may define them. As a result, the methods in which the government can inject money are primarily limited to guaranteeing loans and creating projects for a narrow slice of the business community.
Understanding monetary policy is critical to understanding why our lives are the way they are. Unfortunately, economics is often viewed by the vast majority of citizens with confusion and boredom. Financial jargon coupled with intimidating mathematics quickly deters people from any attempt at understanding it. That said, our established monetary system exists as one of […]