What if there was a four percent transaction fee on every dollar that went through the treasury every day. One such group of individuals is the accountants who work for large international accounting.
Most entrepreneurs wonder why after they have set up their business, it seems to stall after a few good years. They seem to get stuck. It seems like the more effort they put in, the more the business seems to stagnate. Their major mistake is that they try to establish their business with the same strategies they used when they started the business.
Once you decide to get a website, make your priority to get it up as quickly as possible. A website only has value if it’s public. Not only will it start making money for you, it will also begin accumulating domain authority in the search engines. Once the site is open you can continue to tweak it all you like. In fact the more tweaking you do the better. The search engines respect sites that continue to grow and change once they open.
Another metric for evaluating true corporate tax burdens is as a percent of GDP. In 2003, corporate tax burdens in the U.S. were 2.1% of GDP, 3.2% in the European Union and 4.3% in industrialized nations of Asia.
But I’m really happy and pleased to sign any Emerson, Lake and Palmer product, because I believe this is one of the few chances people will get now to actually get the original material that was recorded by ELP signed by an original member.
The music industry has been destroyed, and it’s finished, because of this illegal downloading, by the late complacency of record companies to do something about it, and by the accountants, who thought it was a great idea, because you didn’t need a warehouse to store the product.
Another huge consideration along with guaranteed uptime is the level of customer service you can count on when something goes wrong. Let’s face it at some point there will be a flood, a power outage, a plague of locusts, or server eating gnomes. How your ISP provides service when the chips are down is going to mean the difference between your IT departments planning a revolt, and your IT department actually revolting.
If a member of the audience nails you with a question you can’t answer, don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know. I’ll have to look that up and get back to you.” Thrashing around for an answer–any answer–will be obvious to the audience and instantly kill your credibility.