Category: Ray’s View

Get a Grip on Your Time—It’s Valuable

When running a business, having the time to accomplish everything you need to attend to (or think you do) is a major issue. Contracts, personnel issues, seeking new business, financial reports, and meetings are just a few items on your agenda. And while email and smartphones can streamline communication, they have mainly served to exacerbate… Read More »

Key Questions to Answer Before Agreeing to Minority Ownership

It is not unusual for owners to receive requests from current or prospective employees about owning stock or a membership interest in the owner’s company. Owners must engage in this discussion with their eyes wide open and be fully aware of the benefits and pitfalls of having minority shareholders. The immediate response to anyone who asks about becoming a minority shareholder should be “I’ll think about it.”

Experience Entrepreneurial Freedom

At Monticello Strategies, our proprietary program, The Entrepreneurial Freedom Program, is based on the principles of our Founding Fathers—liberty, freedom, the right to self-determination and the pursuit of happiness. Numerous clients have engaged our program and achieved a level of personal and professional freedom and happiness that they had not envisioned as being possible. Our principles-based… Read More »

Why Working 6 Days A Week Is A Terrible Idea

Before you start reading this article from Business Insider’s website, let me wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Take some time to enjoy your family and friends.  For many professionals, working on the weekends has become the norm — a way to catch up from the previous week or get a head start on… Read More »

Exports, Energy Production are Bright Spots for the U.S. Economy

 An interesting article by J.R. Reed, published on the FreeEnterprise.com website. Thanks to increased U.S. exports and a significantly lower demand for oil imports, America’s trade deficit shrunk drastically in June – a trend that could signal great news for second quarter GDP numbers. The Department of Commerce recently announced that the trade gap fell more than… Read More »