Are you going out of business…intentionally?

Last week, I wrote about the most expensive minute of your life. This slideshow should provoke a similar discussion. How does it make you feel about what you’re doing now?

What does your community’s welcome mat say?

photo credit: archerwl A state association of businesses has pushed legislation into our state house that would limit the on-premise retail sales volume of a related group of businesses. Yes, we talked about this recently, but today let’s go beyond this one business, this one time. That situation is just a symptom of a far […]

Maker, Taker, Patriot.

photo credit: Michel Filion Wall Street Journal senior economist Stephen Moore recently wrote a column about “takers and makers“, revealing that “More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined.” Twice as many people (22.5 million) work in government than in manufacturing (11.5 milion). Upon hearing this, […]

Moving to where the jobs are

photo credit: Koshyk In today’s guest post from Forbes, an interactive map showing where people are moving to and from, county by county across the US. Thanks to @BeckyMcCray for sharing it with me.

Taken For Granted

photo credit: Яick Harris This photo wasn’t taken in Chernobyl or in some abandoned ghost town. It’s in downtown Detroit, a few blocks from shining skyscrapers. Every mayor and business owner in the US should look at photos like the one above and imagine what this place once was. The meltdown of the US economy […]

Profitable creativity or touchy-feely crap?

photo credit: Andrea Costa Photography Jobs. Politicians talk about them. Some own businesses that have created jobs. The trouble is, it’s not just any-old-job that needs creating. According to author Richard Florida, 45% of US jobs today are service-sector jobs. In other words, often low-paying jobs as retail sales clerks, customer service staff, food prep […]