Quantcast
Home / Biz Blog / Marketplace (page 22)

Marketplace

SEC’s whistleblower program is off to a fast start

Charles Polk famously said, “There are no financial incentives for nefarious activities.” That may be true, unless, of course, you happen to be the whistleblower reporting the nefarious activities. In the months following the implementation of the Securities and Exchange ...

Read More »

Discrimination is bad for business

I’m glad that Idaho lawmakers are finally taking animal cruelty seriously. Now I wish they could show that level of regard for members of their own species: Gays, lesbians, and transgendered people who are being denied the basic right of ...

Read More »

Stop smirking, Grandpa

With great fondness I remember the facial expressions of my grandfather. I remember also that I often could not interpret their meaning. Time, and the Legislature, is teaching me that when grandpa witnessed follies he also had a remarkable view ...

Read More »

Business agreements and the Supreme Court

Last week this column discussed the importance of having a “pre-nuptial” agreement whenever two (or more) people decide to go into business together, whether as partners, co-owners of a limited liability company, or shareholders of a corporation. For partnerships, the ...

Read More »

Are tax cuts the answer?

To hear supporters tell it, tax cuts are the answer to all that ails Idaho and will launch a golden era of commerce and employment growth. But if you asked them for proof, they’d have a hard time finding it. ...

Read More »

A pre-nup for business partners

If you’re planning to “get hitched” with a business partner, you need a pre-nuptial agreement. For a limited liability company, the document is officially called an Operating Agreement. For a corporation, the relevant document is referred to as a “Shareholders’ ...

Read More »

If you don’t have a plan, you don’t have a chance

One of my favorite quotes is from famed UCLA basketball coach John Wooden: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Intuitively we know this is true, yet many in business feel that planning is not possible in these volatile times, ...

Read More »

Boise’s upcoming levy is an opportunity

It’s not often that a proposed levy attracts widespread community support from parents and other residents as well as business and civic leaders. But Boise faces just that kind of issue on March 13, when voters will determine the fate ...

Read More »

Preparing for mediation by decision tree analysis

You’ve reached the end of your rope – You have a dispute that you simply can’t work out in a business-like conversation with your general contractor, your supplier, or the owner. Now what? I wrote last about “Decision Tree Analysis” ...

Read More »

The Ticker – February 2012 (access required)

I am Brandon Fitzpatrick, equity portfolio manager at DB Fitzpatrick & Co. – a Boise-based registered asset management firm with over $1 billion in assets under management, in both equities and fixed income.   I previously worked as an equity analyst ...

Read More »