Thank a Small Business Owner for their Commitment

A small business may start as a glimmer in a dream or an “aha!” moment over many, many cups of coffee, but to actually take shape, any business owner knows it takes commitment, planning, and sweat.  Long before he was a household name, Steve Jobs explained what it takes to make it in business: “I’m… Read More »

Small Business, Big Hustle

As a child, perhaps you looked up into the night’s sky and made a wish on a star.  Being a small business owner is a different kind of dream.  It’s a dream involving eating, sleeping and breathing a service, product and/or idea that you are passionate about.  Small business owners know that they must hustle,… Read More »

Celebrate National Small Business Week!

This week we celebrate small business owners and honor their drive and spirit during National Small Business Week.  The traditional “Main Street” is everywhere these days, running throughout our communities.  The Ma & Pop storefronts of yesterday now run the gamut from grocers offering organic, gluten free products to fashionable boutiques (specializing in brides to… Read More »

Don’t Let Pirates Plunder Your Legacy

What do you treasure and truly care about?  Often there’s a common list: faith, family, friends, business, assets, health, safety.  We all want to protect the things we treasure, but sometimes we don’t know what that means or how to do it.  Maybe you’ve heard that legal planning can offer options to protect many things… Read More »

The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family

A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s. With the baby boomer generation aging and people living longer, that number may nearly triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s, of course, is just one cause of dementia—mini-strokes (TIAs) are also to blame—so the number of those… Read More »

Thank a Farmer Today – National Ag Day!

Happy National Ag Day!  Thank you to all those involved in the business of agriculture which drives the economy and feeds America.  Hosted by the Agriculture Council of America, this day is dedicated to raising the public’s awareness about the role agriculture plays in our world every day.  Check out more about this year’s theme,… Read More »

Be My Valentine: Love, Legacy, & Heart-Felt Planning

Be My Valentine: Love, Legacy, & Heart-Felt Planning Love is enduring and all-encompassing, so let’s make it last.  On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love and being in love.  How do you celebrate your love?  Maybe you say “I love you” with a greeting card, chocolates, roses or a special dinner out of the house.  These… Read More »

New Year = New Opportunity to Be Even Better

Another New Year is here.  Another round of New Year resolutions.  Yes, we are all going to pledge to get into supermodel-like-shape yet again.  I for one tend to make this resolution every year, and then manage to fall off the wagon by day nine.  Luckily, there is no reason to do a complete makeover… Read More »