- Created on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:49
Out of nowhere I started hearing about this new self-titled Beyoncé album. Everyone kept asking me, "Myron Have you heard it?"
I dashed to my computer to see if any of it was on YouTube. I had to see what the hoopla was all about. I stumbled across a video for one of the new songs, "Drunk in Love" featuring her husband Jay-Z.
I also discover that although the album is in stores this week, she released it online last week and it moved a staggering 80,000 copies in 3 hours...yes, 3 hours. As I type these very words, it has already sold over 500,000 copies and has debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
- Created on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:38
Are you considering making the transition from the role of employee to small business owner in this evolving economy? Start by strategizing and prioritizing your financial planning responsibilities.
With the collective guidance of a qualified tax adviser and Certified Financial PlannerTM professional from the Financial Planning Association, you can assemble a well-organized system of tracking what you spend to produce income. In addition, you can sensibly save money by learning more about eligible tax deductions you should take for your self-employed business.
Apply the following pointers and perspectives to efficiently develop and manage your new business:
- Created on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 09:18
There is a right way and a wrong way to close, dissolve or wind down the business. Simply walking away will leave a lot of open doors that need to be closed permanently.
Although it is never pleasant to shut down, sometimes you close a door so that another may open. If the business is not working and it cannot be saved, dissolve it and regroup. Bob Johnson of BET started and closed several businesses before hitting it big and becoming a billionaire. Not bad for regrouping, huh?
The goal of closing a business systematically is to close it quickly in a cost effective manner. So, the big question is: How do we properly close a business?
- Created on Monday, 16 December 2013 08:42
Top Ten DVD List for Dec. 17, 2013.
"Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2, & 3 with Season 4 Sneak Peek"
"Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis: Pilot through Series Six"
"One Direction: This Is Us"
- Created on Friday, 13 December 2013 08:33
BIG BUDGET FILMS
"American Hustle" (R for sexuality, pervasive profanity and brief violence) David O. Russell wrote and directed this crime drama about a couple of con artists (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) forced by an overzealous FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to infiltrate a New Jersey underworld inhabited by mobsters protected by a crooked, big city mayor (Jeremy Renner). Support cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K. and Michael Pena.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" (PG-13 for intense violence and frightening images) Second installment of the fantasy trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien classic finds Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and company continuing their epic journey to Lonely Mountain for a showdown with a fearsome dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch). Cast includes Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and Stephen Fry.
"A Madea Christmas" (PG-13 for profanity, crude humor and sexual references) Tyler Perry's back in drag in this adaptation of his holiday-themed play, set in a small Southern town, as a moralizing, motor-mouthed granny straightening out sinners while spreading Christmas cheer. Ensemble includes Tika Sumpter, Larry the Cable Guy, Anna Maria Horsford, Kathy Najimy and Chad Michael Murray.