8 Key Elements To Success

July 20, 2017 Recently, I read an article titled “A Navy SEAL explains 8 secrets to grit and resilience” which depicts the determination and skill that every true Entrepreneur needs to have to succeed. All entrepreneur regardless of entity size or industry, experience challenging times. Some are self-inflicted, some are symmetric of the life cycle,…

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Risk Mitigation – Phishing

August 1, 2017 Risk is an area that CFO’s often discuss. Risk mitigation is curtailed with good solid procedures and processes in place. This does not eradicate risk, but certainly can make it palatable. One of the biggest challenges is knowing your risk – ignorance is bliss, till we suffer a loss! With phishing scams…

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Personal Credit Score – the impact it has on your business

October 1, 2017 We have heard and read about the data breach at Equifax, the potential impact it could have on every single one of us as an individual. I don’t recall seeing an article about what the impact it has on us that are Business Owners. Personal credit scores, are an integral part of…

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Is it illegal for employers to ask about salary history?

In addition to numerous federal, state, and local employment laws, which prohibit gender and racial discrimination against employees, several states and cities are banning inquiries into salary history in an effort to address pay inequities for women and minorities.  Employee advocates claim that, in determining an employee’s salary based upon their previous salary, employers exacerbate…

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Entertainment – What the cost impact on your company?

One thing we can be certain of is change. There is a lot of movement in the pipeline that companies need to be cognizant of: The two salient items are: Entertainment Risk Mitigation – Cell Phones Let’s start off with Entertainment. As explicitly stated previously by Congress, they were going to overhaul the entertainment classification…

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New York Councilman Proposes a Right to Disconnect

May 7, 2018 This is an interesting read, some food for thought…. JONATHAN SPARKS | APRIL 6TH, 2018                                         www.sparkslawpractice.com It’s all too common: You get home from work and receive an urgent email from your boss, you’re…

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Why Buy Sell Agreements?

Per Forbes, 3 out of 4 small companies lack a Buy Sell Agreement. Ask yourself the following questions: If I die… Does my wife wish to work with my partner? Will my beneficiaries be able to negotiate a fair payout of my stake in the company? Can the company survive without me? If I have…

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