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BizFest 2017

BizFest 2017

I was honored and flattered to speak at BizFest 2017, put on by the Orlando SCORE chapter at the National Entrepreneur Center, on May 9. I was selected to be on a panel discussing “Tips From Business Survivors”. We introduced ourselves with a little story and then took on some questions. I think some of […]

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Misconceptions of Success

Misconceptions of Success

I‘ve listed seven and a half of what I see are the most common misconceptions of “success” 1: Success means having a lot of money. While it is certainly better to have money than have not, there are more important things than money. The most important thing to any person is health. Ask any person […]

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Washington Odyssey

Washington Odyssey

What an adventure. On January 3rd, 2017, my family was invited to attend the swearing in ceremony of my sister Claudia, as the NY 22 member of the House of Representatives. Yes this is a family first. No other family member that I can recall has made it to the federal level in politics. My […]

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Failing My Way to Success

Failing My Way to Success

How many times do you need to fail at business before you succeed? I decided to review my own attempts at starting businesses and see how many it took in my life: Failure 1: Sailing Business in Upstate NY 1981: I started a partnership called “Racer’s Edge Sailing Accessories” with a girl friend, while living […]

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Three Steps of Leadership

Three Steps of Leadership

(edit: updated 2 Jan 2017) I am the oldest of five children, who grew up in central NY. Our father John R. Tenney was a successful public servant. He retired as the senior judge in the New York State Supreme Court in 2003. He taught us a lot about leadership. He had a lot of […]

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Three Rules of Money

Three Rules of Money

It shames me that I have to write this article. These three basic rules of money seem so obvious to me, and yet I see people break these rules every day. You’ve heard the expression “smart money”. What it really means is “people who are smart about money.” Kind of falls in to that category […]

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Why Doesn't GE Pay Taxes?

Why Doesn’t GE Pay Taxes?

How Do Corporations Get Away With Paying No Taxes? People are upset that large corporations like GE are not paying taxes. It doesn’t seem fair or right that a large company should “get away with free money.” Is this truly the case? Do corporations really “get away” without paying taxes? Not surprisingly, there is more […]

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Economic-Gardening The Right Way

Economic Gardening

Florida has touted the term Economic Gardening for several years now. Many business, political and economic leaders have dropped the phrase many times. Is there something to it? What’s it all about? More important: Is it working? The subject has several parts. It would require an in depth study beyond the scope of this essay […]

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Video FAQ

My company is PEO Pros, which also goes by the name of PAY-surance HR. As owner and lead agent for the company I also am ultimately responsible for the website. Our website has a contact page for people to ask us questions. Not surprisingly, people use that page to find out not only more about […]

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business trends

Trends

Part of success is preparing for changes in the business environment. It’s important to pay close attention to trends. What kind of trends? Some are obvious: Tax laws, government changes, current events, technology advances and media swings are all important, to name but a few. First, a warning to business owners: Trends can be overrated […]