Alpha Consumer

October 2011


Do You Need to Form an LLC?

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LLCs, or limited liability companies, are often used by small business owners to protect their assets and keep their businesses separate from their personal financial lives. But James Duggan, a wealth planning attorney based in Chicago, says anyone selling anything online, from knitted gloves to ...

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The Power of Cult CEOs

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Some chief executives are so powerful that they almost overshadow the companies they lead. Steve Jobs, whose recent death led to an outpouring of emotion from fans, might be the most well-known example, but others include Blake Mycoskie of TOMS, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, and Richard Branson of Virgin.

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How to Create a Career in the New Economy

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When Daniel Pink’s Free Agent Nation first came out in 2001, it described a new world of work that revolved around projects and people instead of corporations and 9-to-5 office life. In the decade that followed, many of Pink’s predictions came true, and free agent nation gained popular leaders and ...

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