The Top 5 Things That Keep Business Owners Up At Night – 2018

The Tax Reduction and Jobs Act of 2017 is now the law of the land.  I have read so many articles and opinions about the new law it’s hard sometime to separate truth from fiction.  One thing is clear, though, there is still an awful lot of uncertainty for the small and medium sized business owner.  Looking ahead to 2018 I’m reminded that there is still plenty to keep a business owner up at night and I got to wondering what it is that other business owners are concerned about.

I started doing some looking around and found a Forbes article from January 2017 with the title Top 10 Things That Keep Business Owners Up At Night.”  Reading it through I thought it was right on many of the things that I think about, but it missed a few for me as well.  Then I got to thinking, maybe what I need to do is ask other business owners what they think going into 2018.  So, here is your chance to join the conversation.

To start, check out the article from last hear.  You can find it at  After you read it, please take a few minutes and comment on my page about what you think are the key issues in 2018.  I’m looking to compile a list of the top 5 issues business owners are concerned about heading into the new year.  I’m very interested to know what you think.



Congress Passes Tax Reduction and Jobs ACT

The US Congress today passed the long awaited tax reduction bill. There has been much discussion of this in the media and on line for the past several months, most of it driven by a media intent on making America believe that the bill would be destructive and give all the perks to the richest Americans. The bill is now approved a set to become law as soon as it is signed.  At first glance, it seems to me there is much in the bill that is good.  There are still a number of things I have questions about.  I wonder what others think about the bill and its provisions.  To help get the discussion moving and keep in it on track, I have provided a link here Policy Summary to a summary of the policy provisions provided by Congress.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts.