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Starting a Business and managing taxes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert G Mar 13. 6 Replies

I see a market for my skill set that no one else is filling.  I am a headhunter, who specializes in insurance producers, salesmen, etc.  There are a few firms that focus on experienced people, but…Continue

New Guy From CT

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Feb 10. 6 Replies

I have read the blog for years, and it has usually been good, but the over the past week or two I have been amazed at all the good advice I have seen here.  Usually, forums are full of bad to awful…Continue

 

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Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to Blaine Wright's discussion Favorite Pieces of Advice
"Even if you have your head up your ass a little bit, PULL IT OUT!  "
Jun 17
Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to MarutiaOrtia's discussion Weapons of war – how to prevent surprise attacks?
"I'll take thee ole' banana in the tailpipe routine for the win  http://youtu.be/HktV2yGtLv8 "
Jun 13
Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to Haidar Guide's discussion Possibilities and Motivation for the average man
"Ha! Confounded tablet t"
Jun 11
Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to Haidar Guide's discussion Possibilities and Motivation for the average man
"I don't know what happened to this forum in the past couple of months, but there seems to be a distinct trollish mood here.  The OP's post didn't really express what I think he intended, but that's no reason to bash him.…"
Jun 11
Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to Jay De Jong's discussion Pressing Freemason questions.
"Agreed, but I'd contact the WM by email or phone first.  "Dropping in" might interrupt an important occasion and make you feel uncomfortable.  The Grand Lodge of CA website will have a lodge directory with contact info and/…"
Apr 27
Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to Andrew McNeal's discussion What was your first car?
"My first semi registered car was a Pontiac Fiero.  I loved that damned death trap but it would not pass the CT DMV's Nazi level inspection.   The silver bullet is out there somewhere..."
Apr 5
Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to TL's discussion What does this mean
"Send her this text, good luck and great ideas for you thesis, when the time is right let me know, we can celebrate architecture by raising roof (optional addendum) cause I'm Rick James and you're a brick house"   ...And move on…"
Mar 25
Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to Bofur the dwarf's discussion What Do You Do That Makes You Feel Like A Man?
"Gettingeone else said, at a point that "like a man" becomes the norm, but in my humble opinion,  it is replaced with a feeling of peace with the world or a centered-ness.  Things thatget me there... A great cigar/moment,…"
Mar 22
Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion The art of being larger than life.
"Having a fan base clearly helps, but like most self improvement strategies it comes down to confidence.   Beyond the confidence cliché,  you need to truly commit to being the best ______ you can be, and let actions speak for…"
Mar 15
Steve Fine replied to Diamond Joe MacDonald's discussion Starting a Business and managing taxes
"You have the choice of creating a corporation, LLC, or just simply remain a sole proprietor. As you begin I would vote for remaining a sole proprietor. Use a lawyer or legal service, (legal zoom or Legal Shield) to create the contracts that clearly…"
Mar 13
Penelope replied to Diamond Joe MacDonald's discussion Starting a Business and managing taxes
"Do you do your own income taxes now?  Do you itemize deductions?  If so, maybe you want to look at some books, get some software, and do your own taxes as a self-employed person or business owner with 1 worker (you). But businesses, like…"
Mar 9
Jack Bauer replied to Diamond Joe MacDonald's discussion Starting a Business and managing taxes
"I'm not clear if you're asking how to manage your personal taxes, or business taxes/ employees. For personal taxes, if you're paid as a 1099 employee (contractor), you need to withhold 15.3% for Medicare/SS taxes, plus your income…"
Mar 9
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Starting a Business and managing taxes

I see a market for my skill set that no one else is filling.  I am a headhunter, who specializes in insurance producers, salesmen, etc.  There are a few firms that focus on experienced people, but there is a market for "career changers."  My former employer has floated the idea of contracting me to source candidates.  The company has a national presence and the regional leaders are very close knit so I believe I could generate enough business to make a solid living. I have business plan,…See More
Mar 9
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Diamond Joe MacDonald replied to David Lyle Bauchmann's discussion Dressing a Man of Weight
"You have a hard conundrum.   I'm surprised someone else hasn't already said this, but make sure you feel good about how you are dressed. Its a cliche, but if you feel good it will shine through.   Im a rotund ruffian myself, the…"
Feb 28
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Robert M Giannamore replied to Jonathan Bjerre Guld Jørgensen's discussion A scent that smells like Leather, tobacco, wood and welding flame?
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Sean O' replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
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Robert M Giannamore posted a discussion

Beards

So I grew a pretty nice beard last winter, did not shave the face (did shave the neck) from September to March. It was fairly gnarly by March.  Looking for some good direction on opinions.  Style a beard yourself or pay the $5.00 and have a barber do it?  If you style it yourself, where did you learn and what do you use.  I am a bald guy, short, athletic build.  Just want to look nice with a bald head and beard, I know it can be done.  Look forward to your thoughts.  I have attached a picture…See More
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"Always shirtless at home and stretch and flex frequently when moving around."
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Joshua Cawthorn replied to Joshua Cawthorn's discussion Chess Openings in the group Chess
"I use the Ruy Lopez probably more often than not because almost everyone responds with 2. e5. Then I usually bring my knight to f3 and it just sort of goes from there!"
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