Extent of PPP Loan Fraud Continues to Amaze - 8/31/2020 - Yachts, Rolex watches and luxury sports sedans have allegedly been paid for with fraudulently acquired proceeds from the government's PPP coronavirus relief program for struggling organizations.
Recovering Laptops From Employees During the Covid Pandemic - 9/2/2020 - The coronavirus pandemic is creating a new challenge for IT departments, which are charged with recovering laptops from remote employees. In 2020, over 9 million company-owned laptops will need to be recovered from employees in the US, and it's not as easy as you might think.
Artificial Intelligence Goes Mainstream - 6/16/2016 - There can be no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) is out of the laboratory and is now making its way into myriad aspects of daily life. But how will it affect your business?
Illinois Fair Tax vs. Flat Tax: Flat Income Taxes Are Racist - 10/5/2020 - The current Illinois flat tax is racist, in the sense that it systematically transfers wealth from people of color to wealthy Illinois residents, who tend to be white. If you are against racism, you must be for the Illinois Fair Tax. Here's why.
Dealing with Employee Mobility During the Pandemic - 8/31/2020 - In the Covid-19 pandemic era, employees are feeling the power to relocate. If they're going to work remotely, why not move out of state to the place they've always wanted to live? While that's great for employee quality of life, it's creating serious headaches for HR and finance departments.
Impact of the Pandemic on Venture Capital Funding - 8/27/2020 - For companies that have raised venture capital or are seeking venture capital, these are interesting times. The Covid-19 pandemic has entrepreneurs asking some very important questions.
The Problem with Hire Slow, Fire Fast - 7/6/2016 - This business owner thinks about pushing bad employees off a cliff. Clearly, he needs therapy, but, sadly, his line of thinking is endorsed by many business experts.
What Are the Barriers to Franchising in Cuba? - 7/7/2016 - In 2014, President Obama announced that the U.S. would chart a course toward normalizing relations with Cuba. The business community saw the move as an opportunity to expand into a market that has been untapped for more than half a century.
Illinois Fair Tax vs. Flat Tax: Small Business Impact - 8/28/2020 - As Illinois prepares to vote on the Fair Tax in November 2020, moving away from an archaic and discredited flat tax method to a graduated tax system, there has been substantial debate over what behavioral impact will result from the change.
Marketing Strategies for a Pandemic - 8/28/2020 - Marketing during a pandemic isn't something they trained us for. But the fundamentals of marketing will let us make it through this to better days ahead.