Taxing Choices… The government offers business two equally unpopular payment plans: either pay your actual tax bill, or buy a politician. The headaches of the latter usually prove more painful than the price tag of the former.
Biz Quiz: How much does U.S. business spend on lobbying? In 2022, we spent $4.09 billion – up $300 million from the previous year.
The Finance Dance… Startup funding for dewy-eyed entrepreneurs lies in vast and easily available abundance – provided Dad owns a hotel chain.
Biz Quiz: How many businesses launch in the United States each year? In 2021, 5.4 million new business applications were filed, in 2022, 5.1 million were filed and 2023 already shows a 7% increase. Approximately only 20 percent of these fail in the first two years.