Category Archives: Howard Lipset

WORKING with TAX EXEMPTS

WORKING with TAX EXEMPTS By Howard LipsetOver the years, I have been a volunteer with many charitable organizations – sometimes as a board member, other times as an executive officer and once as the President. And after being away from this kind of involvement, imagine my surprise that I find myself back into it. The cause is Women’s Running, and I am surprised as I am neither a woman nor a runner. At the gym, I prefer the recumbent bike to the treadmill.

Kathrine Switzer has been a friend and a client for nearly 35 years. If you do not recognize her name, search the internet. If you do recognize her name, you know her long history with women’s running: Starting with the 1967 Boston Marathon Kathrine was physically attacked mid-stride in the event by the race director because she was a woman who registered and was running in what was then a men’s only event; extending to her innovative Avon Women’s Sports programs; getting the Olympics to make a women’s marathon an official event; and today, as the founder of a new tax-exempt, 261 Fearless Inc. (http://womenslifestyle.com/kathrine-switzer-marathon-woman-changes-the-pace/) Continue reading

LOUISIANA HOUSE BILL 195 – Cash Be Gone

LOUISIANA HOUSE BILL 195 - Cash Be Gone By Howard Lipset, CPARecently, the Louisiana State Congress passed a bill that effectively bans citizens from shopping with cash for all second hand transactions (defined as garage sales, antique store, flea market, charity fundraisers, etc.)

An Internet blog raises the specter of “Big Government” wanting to see where every penny is spent, draconian “capital controls” and government dictating what you can and cannot do with your money. Continue reading

FAILURE IS FEEDBACK Part 5

FAILURE IS FEEDBACK Part 5 By Howard LipsetFailure is a stepping stone towards success.  But the information that you gather only has power when it is applied to real life situations. Failure is Feedback when you can learn different lessons from the failure, and that puts you on your way to success.

It is easy to feel like a failure when something does not work out.  Continue reading

FAILURE IS FEEDBACK Part 4

FAILURE IS FEEDBACK Part 5 by Howard Lipset, CPAFailure is a stepping stone towards success. But the information that you gather only has power when it is applied to real life situations. Failure is Feedback when you can learn different lessons from the failure, and that puts you on your way to success.

It is easy to feel like a failure when something does not work out. It is first instinct to feel disappointed when your project or start-up fails. At that moment, you could not care less about feedback from failure.  Continue reading

Failure is Feedback: Part 3

Failure is Feedback: Part 3 by Howard Lipset, CPAFailure is a stepping stone towards success. But the information that you gather only has power when it is applied to real life situations. Failure is Feedback when you can learn different lessons from the failure, which puts you on your way to success.  Continue reading

The iTunes Scam

The iTunes Scam by Howard Lipset, CPAWe interrupt our Failure is Feedback series to bring you the latest scam.

I would like to take a moment to thank the perpetrators who send these things to me, thinking that we will fall for it.  Continue reading

Failure is Feedback: Part 2

Failure is Feedback: Part 2 by Howard LipsetFailure is a stepping stone towards success. But the information you gather only has power when it is applied to real life situations. Failure is feedback when you can learn different lessons from the failure, which puts you on your way to success.  Continue reading

Failure is Feedback

Failure is Feedback by Howard LipsetFailure is a stepping stone towards success. But the information that you gather only has power when it is applied to real life situations. Failure is feedback when you can learn different lessons from the failure, and that puts you on your way to success.

It is easy to feel like a failure when something does not work out.

It is a first instinct to feel disappointed when your project or start-up fails.

At that moment, you could care less about feedback from failure. Continue reading

Failure Is Fine, Failure to Plan Is Not.

Sandcrate.com Interview by Howard LipsetSandCrateTM  is a private community for entrepreneurs of all kinds and in any industry to turn ideas into reality through collaboration”.  Progressive Management Inc. is one of SandCrate’s strategic partners, and I recently provided a guest post.

If you are afraid to fail, then you will not try.
If you do not try, you can never succeed.

This is a quote often attributed to Theodore Roosevelt about life, but it also applies to starting and running a business. Some of the richest people have failed multiple times before they succeeded. Fear can cause inaction. Inaction leads to failure. Even if your decision is wrong, learn from it because there will be a next time.

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BUSINESS PLANNING with PROGRESSIVE MANAGEMENT INC

BUSINESS PLANNING with PROGRESSIVE MANAGEMENT INC by Howard Lipset, CPAAn interview with Howard Lipset

I was recently interviewed for Richard Noll’s Legal Newsletter. My interview is part of a four-page newsletter that he mails out, and I was very honored to be interviewed. I would like to share it with you.

What benefits does Progressive Management provide to its clients? Continue reading