'Biz Corner' NBA's Electronic Newsletter - 
July, 2014

In Partnership with the Self-Employed and Small Business Community...

Social Security...Simple Right? 

 

There is a lot of confusion about Social Security today and the confusion is well deserved. For a married couple there are 81 different combinations on how and when to take benefits and when you add in some of the different strategies, the combinations can run into the hundreds. Almost one third of Americans choose to take their benefit early at age 62, partly because they have heard or believe that Social Security will soon run out of money. So let's try and clear up a few myths and also talk about a few ways that could substantially increase the amount you receive.

 

First, some history. Social Security was passed in 1935 to supplement older American's retirement. It was referred to as an insurance policy, so to speak. The original "Full Retirement Age" to receive benefits was 65. However in 1937 when Social Security was implemented, the average life expectancy in America was less than 65. In 1937 for every one person that received benefits, there were 40 people paying into the system... 

 

Fueling Your Business Performance 

 

As entrepreneurs, feeding our business often takes priority over feeding ourselves. Today's small business owners and their employees are working longer hours than ever before. Today's small business workforce is also increasingly mobile, with business owners and employees spending more time on the road and on the go. So it's no wonder proper nutrition takes a backseat to a busy schedule.

 

What we put into our bodies, however, has a direct effect on our business output. The typical eating routine of the busy entrepreneur and employee is less than ideal. Skipped meals, fast-food lunches, grab-and-go vending machine snacks, and cocktail-laden business dinners may seem unavoidable in our fast-paced business world. But rather than saving you time, this business diet is filled with empty calories, processed ingredients, and harmful toxins that have a serious impact on energy levels, mood, productivity, and overall health. More... 

 

 

A New Strategy to Drive Small Business Growthl

 

Three years ago, entrepreneur Maurice Brewster made one of the best business decisions of his life: He signed his limousine company, Mosaic Transportation, up for IBM's Supplier Connection - a collaboration between small businesses and the supply chains of Fortune 500 corporations

 

It was a wise decision because small firms that enter the supply chains of major corporations grow their revenue by an average of 250 percent and their workforce by an average of 150 percent.

 

In three years, Maurice has signed contracts with seven major corporations, grown Mosaic from 20 to 46 employees, and tripled his annual revenues. His company had lost half of its business during the Recession, but now it is reaping record profits. Maurice credits this remarkable turnaround to two things   

 

 

Thinking About Growing Your Business? SBA's 504 Loan Program Can Help
Thinking About Growing Your Business? SBA's 504 Loan Program Can Help
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Social Security...Simple Right?
Fueling Your Business Performance

Member Spotlight - Billiard Antiques 

 

This is our 35th year in the antiques business (2011), and, though we have little left, we are pretty hard to beat when it comes to unique merchandise and fair prices.

 

Take a look and you'll see what we mean. BTW - I also offer an "antique billiard table appraisal service," for tables from the 1840s to 1940s vintages. For a pre-paid $45 fee, and a comprehensive selection of good photos, along with the table's dimensions, we will be happy to furnish you with a written or emailed appraisal for either your insurance needs, estate settlement, purchasing decision, or resale needs....

 

 

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As a National Business Association Member you will receive 25%* off the "Best Available Rate" at vacation rental properties booked at www.EVRentals.com 

 

  


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