When I started my own business back in 1997, I thought it would be smart to follow a start-up model – to pattern my efforts after someone who had succeeded before me. I took the usual path and went to my CPA for advice, then another, then an attorney and a financial coach. Every professional I asked had a different opinion on the best structure and approach. An accountant won’t give the best legal, marketing or business credit advice. Lawyers are great for contracts and compliance but may not offer the best tax planning or general business tips. The mix of conflicting information out there can be overwhelming for anyone who is launching a new business venture. My search for a “business start-up store” kept leading me in circles.
Since my vision was to help others get their own business dreams in action, I figured I’d better have the best information available. I personally invested thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars in training and research with experts from New York to California like Deloitte & Touche to study multistate taxation rules and foreign registry requirements. From there I researched asset protection, real estate strategies and the best kinds of corporate entities to choose for various types of businesses. I started publishing articles on the pros and cons of various incorporation strategies and took on the role of a small business advocate, much as John Stossel and David Horowitz had done on the consumer front. I debunked a lot of the marketing hype and earned a reputation for giving direct, honest guidance to entrepreneurs.
It was troubling to me that 95% of new businesses go under in the first few years, but it turns out that many of these failures are preventable. There are early steps any entrepreneur can take to increase longevity and profitability. Since 1997, I’ve helped more than 6,500 clients incorporate with confidence and get on the fast start to profits. As more and more of my incorporation clients came to me for guidance on growing their new businesses, forming “Fast Business Credit” was a natural next step to help them leverage “other people’s money” to overcome the challenges that arise with any new venture. That led to the development of the “Ultimate Joint Venture Blueprint” which is helping hundreds of entrepreneurs attract waves of new customers and clients at an extremely low cost. The success of my first booklet, The Insiders Guide to Incorporating Your Business and Protecting Your Assets, has opened doors to speaking engagements on radio, television and with live audiences around the world.
Recently, my team and I have been supporting E-commerce seller apply for sales tax permit to help them get into compliance as an Amazon.com FBA seller. We work with international sellers from around the globe and in the U.S. Our product, SalesTaxSystem.com has helped hundreds of sellers apply for sales tax permits and get into compliance as an FBA seller!
Going beyond my BA in Finance and constant personal research, I’ve always been fascinated by the human side of success. I have a Master Practitioner’s Degree in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and continuously refresh my own personal growth with mentors like Anthony Robbins, Dan Kennedy, Michael Gerber, Armand Morin and Jay Abraham. Most success experts agree that no matter what you set out to accomplish in life, it’s important to start with “why.” For me, there’s nothing more valuable to me than my family. Practicing what I preach with my clients enables me to provide my wife De Ann and our daughters Gracie, Rosie and Faith with a secure and loving home and a legacy for the future. They’re the reason I get up and do what I do every day – helping others protect what’s most important to them.