Although it used to be almost traditional for those who retire to move to Florida or Arizona, more seniors are beginning to opt to remain in their current communities after reaching retirement age. They often are understandably reluctant to leave friends, family and general familiarity with their communities to live in an air conditioned condo next to strangers. You are definitely not alone if you are thinking about staying in your town or city after you retire from working outside of the home. This situation can work very well for most people provided they plan for their retirement Read the rest of this entry »
So you’re thinking of starting a small business in Atlanta and you’re just not sure where to go. It’s actually relatively simple! Here are a few tips for getting off on the right track and ensuring your business is ready for purchases.
Talk to the Small Business Bureau: Georgia actually has a great infrastructure set up to help out small business owners – go online to ga.gov and check out the resources or contact your local small business bureau for a free appointment. You can get help with forms, taxes and even employer laws.
Hire a Lawyer: You’ll want to decide right off the bat what type of business you want to set up and a lawyer can help for a small fee. LLCs, corporations and sole proprietorships all have their plusses and minuses so choose carefully to avoid regret.
Get Set Up; Start shopping for your business! Locate T1 Internet to stay connected and talk to a local design student about decorating your office. There are tons of ways to save here in Atlanta and a lot of great design ideas, too!
Looking to get the most out of your 401K? It may be hard work and you may have to cut some corners but in the end it will be worth it.
Set a goal. Be realistic in knowing when you want to retire and how you will get there. If retirement is sooner rather than later, you may want to invest in riskier stocks and mutual funds. Plan on putting more money away as well. This is vital. Sure you have bills now and may want to spend money on entertainment, but think about your future.The full explanation can be found at http://401k-plan-blog.com/2011/06/20/offering-no-load-mutual-funds-with-401k/ Read the rest of this entry »
Communities tend to reject companies that bring a perceived negative wealth affect. This means that they are going to strongly oppose any company that seems to be taking away the little that they think they have. Whether it is true or not, in many cases, is strongly contested.
The reality is that it may not be the case that they are draining resources, but if it is perceived, then the community is going to take that stance.
The business wishing to do business within a given community must understand their constituents and learn to deliver what they Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a financial crisis that may be about to happen. If you think that the housing crisis of the last few years was bad, then think again. A bigger housing price collapse may be in the making. Here’s what I mean.
There have been so many foreclosures, that the banks have had to take the homes back. There was just no one available to buy these homes. The banks had to tighten up on credit, which made fewer people Read the rest of this entry »
The company that does business in a certain community must also be aware of what is going on within that community, especially when the primary traffic flow comes from that community. It is the death of an organization to distance their organization ideologically from a community in which they cannot physically. The customers know when a company cares and when they do not.
Choosing to do business in one area may entail more than just joining the Read the rest of this entry »