5 Mind-Altering Wealth Strategies for Successful Business Owners

Desy Papper

I’m an entrepreneur and just so happen to be in the business of providing other entrepreneurs with financial advice. But I don’t typically offer up the usual status quo advice that tells you to do things that aren’t always in alignment with growing your business.

My views originate from my experiences and at times are contrarian to what’s being recommended by the usual tax preparer and other financial advisers, because I am in the trenches running a business just like you. I know what it takes to grow a business, make payroll, deal with IRS notices and manage cash flow.

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States easing business constraints early got modest boost

Desy Papper

Disneyland reopening marks California’s turnaround

Disneyland swung open its gates to cheering visitors Friday, marking a dramatic turnaround in a state so overwhelmed with coronavirus cases just four months ago that patients were being treated in outdoor tents. (April 30)


States that lifted business restrictions early during the COVID-19 pandemic benefited from a boost in economic activity, but those gains were limited or short-lived, as other states often caught up within a month, according to a study by Moody’s Analytics.

The aggressive states notched a longer-lasting advantage in employment but even in that critical category, the other states have

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Married N.J. spa owners used business to trade sex for money, authorities allege

Desy Papper

A Toms River husband and wife who own a spa in town were charged last month with promoting prostitution and two counts of money laundering, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday.

Wayne Lefkowitz, 56, of Toms River, and Guihua Cui, 51, were charged on April 28 and April 29, respectively, the office said. Lefkowitz and Cui are married.

The charges came after a year-long investigation by the office into the Lakewood Road business, Spa 1800, by the office’s economic crime squad and special victims unit, authorities said.

Although the spa appeared to be operating as a legitimate business, people

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Some Wyoming businesses required to return COVID-19 relief money | Regional News

Desy Papper

(The Center Square) — Some Wyoming businesses that received COVID-19 relief funds are being asked to return some funds totalling nearly $10 million.

Wyoming Business Council CEO Josh Dorrell said mistakes, mostly honest although some fraudulent, are the main reason for the returned funds, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported.

Around $3.5 million in relief funds have already been returned voluntarily, the Tribune Eagle reported, while 175 more businesses have been asked to return a total of $9.7 million. In total, that’s approximately 3% of the $425 million distributed since the pandemic began last year.

A significant contributing factor

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