Millennial Entrepreneurship: The Dream vs. The Reality

I’m what you might call a wannabe serial entrepreneur. Rarely does a week go by without some version of a million dollar idea exciting me with possibilities of solving the world’s problems while simultaneously becoming rich myself. Clearly dreaming big isn’t my problem. But there’s a big difference between the entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurial reality. … Read more

Owner of Advertising Investment Companies Pleads Guilty To $6.2 Million Fraud Scheme

In early December Edward Lawson pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with a $6.2 million fraudulent investment scheme. According to his plea, Lawson was the president of “Automated Revenue Creation LLC” and “Guaranteed Results Advertising, LLC” (collectively, GRA). GRA’s investment literature stated that it was in the business of providing advertising through “Narrow Cast … Read more

Business Consultant and Entrepreneur All Tapped Out. – Sandy

“Dear Steve, Business consultant and entrepreneur, full of great ideas, very short of contracting work for the past year, currently on state benefits, 50k in debts and growing (mostly credit cards), no assets (sold everything I could to survive), and hardly any income getting in, just bearly making ends meet every month, just about surviving. … Read more

My Interview With Bill. Hotels, Vacations, Being Your Own Boss, and More.

Bill is the director of marketing for a resort and also has been his own boss and lived through periods of unemployment. Today I had the pleasure of sitting with him on a roof top terrace in Lake Placid, NY and pick his brain on a variety of topics. You will be very interested in … Read more

How Can I Lower My Interest Rates or Eliminate or Consolidate My Credit Cards? – Anna

“Dear Steve, I own a t-shirt printing/embroidery co. I used credit cards to expand because I couldn’t get the money I needed for cash flow. I was doing well and seem to be turning around but last year was difficult and I fell behind on a few payments & had late pays. I am collecting … Read more