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Did you read Scott Shane's post (First, Do No Harm to Small Business?) on NYT's blog? http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/first-do-no-harm-to-small-business/ Here is an excerpt: "But those affected â€” the 5 percent of U.S. businesses that employ 10 to 199 employees, who, in 2006, provided jobs for 37.9 million Americans â€” are going to get walloped. To give you a sense of the impact on these businesses, take a look at some of my back-of-the-envelope calculations: According to 2006 census data, the average payroll of the 647,000 firms with 10 to 19 employees is $436,000. Thatâ€™s just above the $400,000 cutoff where the full tax penalty will kick in. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 62 percent of businesses with three to 199 employees offer employee health coverage. And a White House study released over the weekend said that 22 percent of companies with 10 to 24 employees donâ€™t offer health insurance to their workers. If we take the White House numbers, thatâ€™s roughly 142,000 firms sized 10 to 19 that will be charged a penalty, which will average $34,880 per firm. According to the Census Bureau, the average revenue of firms of this size was $1,768,000 in 2002. So these businesses will pay about 2 percent of their revenue as a penalty under the new law. That doesnâ€™t sound like a lot, but it actually is." (New York Times, July 29, 2009.)"
Zane, I have to check out point #2: "2) Read. Two of the best books on uncovering and unleashing the strengths of your greatest asset, those in your organization, are by Marcus Buckingham: First Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths. And read Being Strategic.""
Mmm, I like tea! I have check out Sweet Leaf Tea! I wonder if it is similar to Snapple. Our meeting place was called first Blue Chip CafÃ© and then we added & Business Center to the name in order to clarify that we had business services. Not many in Sweden understood the origin of "blue chip". We had another name registered for company listing. It was a play with words regarding ideas, questions (or box in English) and the location of our business, Gothenburg. My own company name is pretty long in order to describe my focus on ideas and international project management, Egoist International Business Coordinator, but I use EGO in the daily business."