Startup incentives in new small business law

I just read through the highlights of the new small business act that passed Congress and was signed by the President. One of the highlights is for entreprenuers: An Increase in the Deduction for Entrepreneurs’ Start-Up Expenses:The bill temporarily increases the amount of start-up expenditures entrepreneurs can deduct from their taxes for this year from … Continue reading Startup incentives in new small business law

Have you tried “make the coffee better?”

Starbucks disappointed Wall Street with lower than expected same store sales. Basically, the combination of the economy slowing and the rapid expansion of their footprint has slowed down growth. They are going to counter this with a national ad campaign.How about this? – MAKE THE COFFEE BETTER. In the past five years, Starbucks coffee has … Continue reading Have you tried “make the coffee better?”

Google doesn’t get networking? Huh?

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an excellent article pontificating on Google’s plan for the Wireless spectrum auction in the United States. I highly recommend the article if you are a WSJ subscriber.In readin the article, I’ve lost all respect for ABI Research’s Nadine Manjaro. The last paragraph of the article states,ABI Research senior analyst Nadine … Continue reading Google doesn’t get networking? Huh?

PR in America (or, why are journalists so stupid?)

I’m sure you’ve heard that the price of corn is on the rise in America. A huge increase in demand for ethanol is causing unnatural price increases of a subsidized commodity crop.The subsidized part is most interesting. Bina, my genius health conscience little sister – who is studying public health at UC Berkeley, tells me … Continue reading PR in America (or, why are journalists so stupid?)