The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

The instant New York Times bestseller from Shark Tank star and Fubu Founder Daymond John on why starting a business on a limited budget can be an entrepreneur's greatest competitive advantage. Daymond John has been practicing the power of broke ever since he started selling his home-sewn t-shirts on the streets of Queens. With a $40 budget, Daymond had to strategize out-of-the-box ways to promote his products. Luckily, desperation breeds innovation, and so he hatched an idea for a creative campaign that eventually launched the FUBU brand into a $6 billion dollar global phenomenon. But it might not have happened if he hadn’t started out broke - with nothing but hope and a ferocious drive to succeed by any means possible. (more…)
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Tax credit: Practical Guide to Research and Development Tax Incentives: Federal, State, and Foreign (2nd Edition)

Tax credit: Practical Guide: The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that in 2004 U.S. corporations will use the research credit and R&D expensing to reduce their tax liabilities by 9.2 billion dollars. Tax credit, Practical Guide to Research and Development Tax Incentives: Federal, State, and Foreign (2nd Edition)-The perception used to be that the high-tech sector was the only heir to this tax fortune. But the Treasury Department liberalized the rules, as reflected in the 2001 proposed regulations, and now even traditional manufacturing industries are capitalizing on the research credit and R&D expensing. While maximizing these tax credits saves companies huge sums of money, the credit in particular can represent a very confusing area of law. Both business people and their tax advisors may be unclear about the rules and how to use them to secure the greatest tax savings. CCH's new Research and Development Tax Incentives--Federal, State, and Foreign by Michael Ras…
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J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2018: For Preparing Your 2017 Tax Return

2017 tax return: J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2018 is the nation's most trusted tax guide, updated to help you prepare your 2017 returns with Step-by-step expert guidance 2017 tax return: Tax time does not have to be a source of stress and anxiety. With the experts at J.K. Lasser by your side, you can file correctly and on time while paying less than you thought; this book shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the answers you need right at your fingertips. Learn how the latest changes from the IRS affect your return Get trusted advice for maximizing deductions and sheltering income Navigate the many IRS forms with step-by-step guidance Start planning now to streamline next year's filing J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2018 is the nation's most trusted tax guide, updated to help you prepare your 2017 return. Step-by-step expert guidance walks you through the forms, calculations, and deadlines to help you file your taxes without the headaches. New changes includ…
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The Future of Finance: How Private Equity and Venture Capital Will Shape the Global Economy

Future of Finance by Dan Schwartz and forward by David Rubenstein; he has done a masterful job of synthesizing the thoughts of some of the best minds in the private equity business along with his own to create a superb discussion of the industry, past, present, and most importantly where it is going. Future of Finance: The book is a must-read for anyone in the private equity world and for those considering the field. Leonard Harlan; Chairman, Executive Committee, Castle Harlan Dan Schwartz was a first-hand witness to the birth of private equity in Asia and has chronicled its explosive growth over the past two decades. In The Future of Finance he uses an insider’s perspective to full effect, pulling together the views of many practitioners to illuminate both the roots of the 2008 global crisis and private equity’s potential role in rebuilding our financial system. Schwartz’ fast-paced, conversational style makes for a welcome contrast to dry economic analysis—well worth read…
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