Monthly Archives: March 2014

Networking – Tips and Pointers – What to wear and what bring to a meeting

As we discussed last week, “Networking” is a popular buzz word but how do you network?

I strongly encourage you to dress the part.  If you are attending an event, dress as you expect others to dress or, better yet, a step above.  If you are meeting one-on-one, consider what you know about the other person’s job and how they will probably dress. …

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Networking – Tips and Pointers – Preparation

“Networking” is a popular buzz word these days.  Job seekers are told that networking is the way to connect with employers.  Those in charge of business development know that networking can provide leads and expand exposure  of their firm.  Likewise small business owners are instructed to build their business through networking. 

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Sell to me the way I want to purchase

I have had two purchasing experiences in the past few weeks that highlighted my frustration with most sales approaches.  The items being considered were very different, one smaller and the other much larger.

In one case, the sales person determined my habits and then tried to fit me into a specific product offering. …

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The IRS issues 2014 regulations limiting depreciation and lease expense on new vehicles

The IRS recently released the 2014 inflation adjustments for automobiles (Rev. Proc. 2014-21).  Under Sec. 280F, vehicles are subject to limitations on the depreciation that can be taken each year and the amount of lease payments that can be deducted for certain automobiles.

For a number of years, bonus depreciation has been in place to encourage the purchase of new vehicles. …

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Us Marginal Tax Rates

Tom Perkins, a legendary partner of the investment firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, has been in the news lately for his comments concerning the taxation of the top 1%.  Mr. Perkins has asserted that the current environment of attacks on the successful in America will doom the top 1%.…

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