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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 to the story. First, let’s

Sports in 2014 – Updates

Our club has set a goal to “Race to the Moon” in 2014, that is, run, ride and swim a combined total of 240,000 miles. We probably won’t make it, or even come close but it’s fun to do it anyway! Since I completed most of my lifelong exercise goals in 2013, I don’t have a whole lot left. I

Economic Gardening
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 but let’s try and explore

From Couch to Marathon in 35 years
From Couch to Marathon in 35 years

At the age of 21, long distance running was not part of my fitness plan. Sure I had to run for some of the HS and college sports I played, but nothing more than a mile at a time. 35 years later, I am wide awake at 4am, the morning after I completed my first marathon. When I started distance

Bucket List Ride
Bucket List Ride

Growing up in Central NY, my family used to sail every weekend at the Otsego Sailing Club (OSC). It was a passion of mine for years, as I became competitive and eventually had a side business making sails and selling racing accessories. Several times, some of the other younger members of the club would ride their bikes down to the

Video FAQ
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 what we do, but also

Sports in 2013 – Updates
Sports in 2013 – Updates

In my continuing battle to keep at a reasonable weight, stay in shape and enjoy life, the outdoor sports of running, cycling and swimming have taken center stage. After a reasonably successful year of cycling accomplishments in 2012 I decided this would be the year of the Triathlon, and maybe even some running events (half marathon? marathon?). Also, more focus

Gracie Wins an Art Contest
Gracie Wins an Art Contest

My daughter Grace entered a “table art” contest at a restaurant in upstate NY when we visited in November. Symeon’s, a Greek restaurant that I have loved for years, was having a contest to see who could draw and create art on the table cloths. Grace, who is showing some potential as an artist, drew this dragon on the table

Horrible Hundred 2012
Horrible Hundred 2012

Last year, my goal at the Horrible Hundred was to finish. I didn’t quite achieve that goal. I made it to Sugarloaf Mountain and found myself walking up the infamous hill. At the top I found a shortcut back home and ended up with 95 miles. This year, after a successful Six Gap under my belt, I was not really

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 and greatly misinterpreted. Use these