The 6 Different Things You Can Do When You “Retire” (A Comprehensive List)

There are a lot of Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964), and about 50 years ago, most of them started their first grown-up jobs.  Now, the oldest of the Boomers have begun to retire with only about 33% of them still working at all and only 16% still working full-time.1 And those 76 million baby … Read more

NDAs: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Recently, a client came to me seeking to start a new small business.  She was transitioning from a job she had held in an industry she knew well, and her new business would fill a need in that industry that would continue to become more imperative over the next few years.  By nature, this client … Read more

What’s the big deal about being a certified woman-owned, minority-owned or disadvantaged business?

In short, the big deal is better opportunity.  Diversity business certifications, such as MBE and WBE, are valuable because they permit certified businesses to bid on exclusive contracts to provide goods or services to large or publicly-traded corporations and federal, state, and local governments.  Depending on the bid requirements, these contracts are otherwise unavailable for … Read more

Making Better Decisions in Business and Life

Maybe it’s the emphasis on quantitative analysis that has become so prevalent in business over the past few decades, through which almost every aspect of every decision can be reduced to numerical data. But more and more, people mistakenly discount the influence of human emotion on business decisions. We think business people are cold and … Read more

What to Know Before Doing the Deal

Shared from Private equity financing is booming again after years of sitting on the sidelines. So, what are some things you should know before doing the deal? Pick your investor based on your long-term goals It is important to understand what your exit strategy is before you decide to let in private investment.  Are … Read more

Trouble Finding the Right Partner? Math Can Help

Choosing a business partner is similar to selecting the right spouse. As in marriage, successful business teams generally know they should seek good interpersonal fit and shared cultural values in their team. But business requires (and allows) a few additional things as well. Unlike most marriages, for example, business situations often require partners each to … Read more

Crowdfunding: The Next Evolution of Small Business Finance–Part III

Invest Georgia Exemption  Though the pool of potential investors who might take advantage of the Invest Georgia Exemption is limited to those domiciled within state borders, the Exemption, currently in place in Georgia, is far more permissive than the JOBS Act as an equity crowdfunding mechanism. Georgia’s power to regulate intrastate securities transactions arises from … Read more