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This Is Not A Political Blog, But…

Political discussions are tough because minds are not changed and people just get upset. So we are not having a political conversation. If you believe in thinking globally and acting locally, then think about either candidate getting elected in November and how either of those election results could affect your business. The wild card is what will happen with Congress-especially the Senate-and what the effect of potential changes or the current situation continuing will be. Sure it is guesswork, but think back over the last 4-8 years. How have conditions changed for your business? What was advantageous and what was not? What were the impacts on your customers on your revenue and growth and on your employees and the ability to find the right ones, even if you were not hiring? What outcomes will you experience from real (State) and potential (Federal) tax changes? And the big question: what opportunities do the potential changes create for you? One of the strongest differentiators you can have for your business is the ability and willingness to think deeply about things that your competitors are not thinking about and then acting on your insights before they can do anything about them. So get some input from people who are keen observers of politics of various persuasions. Also talk with your accountant about the potential impact of Federal and State tax changes. Gather your senior staff or other brain trust and think things through.