A Piece of the Moon…….?

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Rogue Creamery, which took the top prize at the World Cheese Awards with its Rogue River Blue produced in Oregon, has seen sales and interest jump. Questions: Which countries won this honor for the two years prior to this year? Where are the World Cheese Awards judged? How much are Rogue Creamery’s sales up since… Read more »

Tax Dodging Clusters?

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According to Stacy Cowley of the New York Times, only around 1.5 percent of self-employed taxpayers are audited each year. Audits are not random, because the IRS has a secret algorithm that calculates how likely each taxpayer is to have unreported income. In looking at sizing up the honesty of small-business owners, the Taxpayer Advocate… Read more »

Be sure to remember your server!

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According to the Washington Post, after a change in tax rules last year, the auto-gratuity added to the bill of large parties at restaurants is on its way out. Questions: 1. What is the new rule that the Internal Revenue Service imposed on restaurants that led to this change? 2. How does this change lead… Read more »

Frauds in Small Family-owned Wineries

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There have been a number of examples of wine-related crimes in recent times. In the wine industry, the most trusted employee could be the person least suspected of committing fraud. This article details some of the most recent frauds in the wine industry. Questions: 1. What types of fraud are highlighted in the article? 2…. Read more »

The Costs of Becoming an Entrepreneur

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Fifteen years ago, Becky O’Neil of Arlington, Va. decided that she wanted more flexability in her life, so she started a dog-walking service and planned to spend more time with her 7-month old son. Unfortunately, what she found was that a start-up new business required long hours, hard work and unwavering commitment, even on Christmas… Read more »

Amy’s Kitchen in the Small Business Spotlight

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Amy’s Kitchen started in 1987 as one of the first frozen food companies for vegetarians. Naming the company after their daughter, Amy, Rachel and Andy Berliner worked as a team and started the company on a shoestring budget. Their first product, vegetable pot pie, has now led to over 88 frozen meals and in 1999,… Read more »