When Government Protection Becomes Friendly Fire

When Government Protection Becomes Friendly Fire

We stepped into a hornet’s nest recently.  Quite by accident. Which I suppose is the only way one steps into a hornet’s nest. Apparently, my wife and I run a sweat shop. At least that’s what our state Department of Labor seems to fear. Two months ago we...
Why Separating Business and Family is Impossible

Why Separating Business and Family is Impossible

My wife and I own a small mom and pop business in our community. We’ve had it for a little over ten years. In that time it has completely changed our understanding of the role of small business – I mean REALLY small business – plays in our economy. We...