Portfolio

Below you'll find samples of Randy's work, including written material, radio and video appearances. Additional works, organized by date, topic and publication, are available using the navigation links  at right.

Wednesday
Jun052013

Tuesday
May212013

"How to Take a Vacation"
MSN Business on Main - May 2013

Breaking away for a vacation is notoriously difficult for many small-business owners, but it is possible ... with some planning.

Monday
May202013

Transamerica Stable Value Telegraph
A package of five articles from Transamerica's 2013 stable value conference.

 

Wednesday
May152013

"Grappling with Longevity Risk"
The Wall Street Journal - May 8, 2013
(part of a special advertising section on risk)

Predicting how much longer people will be living 40 or 50 years from now is challenging ... and potentially expensive for business and government sponsors of pension plans.

 

Saturday
May042013

Monday
Apr292013

"The New rules for Group Coupons"
MSN Business on Main - April 2013

Nearly five years after Groupon made the "daily deal" a big deal in the marketing world, small businesses have learned what does and doesn't work with group coupons.

 

Monday
Apr012013

"Spring Cleaning: Get Your Finances in Order"
MSN Business on Main - April 2013

It's springtime, and time to organize your books. These simple tips help you start the new tax year off right so you can avoid the last-minute scramble next time around.

 

Thursday
Mar212013

"The Evolving Bond Market"
CFO magazine - March 2013

Floating a new bond issue is easy now, but changes taking place in the debt capital markets could make it much harder for some issuers in the years ahead.

 

Tuesday
Mar192013

"Stocks Are Back. Now What?"
The Wall Street Journal, Special Advertising Section - May 2013

After four years of being shunned by individual investors, the stock market appears to be back in favor. Can it continue its winning ways?

 

Monday
Mar182013

Tuesday
Mar122013

"Q&A: Should I Allow My Employees to Telecommute?"
MSN Business on Main - March 2013

Short Q&A on pros and cons of telecommuting.

 

Tuesday
Mar122013

"Can I Deduct That?"
MSN Business on Main/Entrepreneur - March 2013

Figuring out what you can and can't deduct as a business expense is challenging. These tips help you lower your tax bill without running afoul of the federal tax code.

 

Monday
Feb252013

"When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in a Family Business"
MSN Business on Main/Fox Business - February 2013

Your top employee may not be a member of your family but is almost certainly a key to your company's success. Are you doing enough to keep him or her happy?

 

Thursday
Feb142013

Tuesday
Feb122013

"When Friends and Family Become Financiers"
MSN Business on Main/Fox Business - February 2013

Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.

Tuesday
Jan222013

"Doing Business in the World's Second-Largest Economy"
MSN Business on Main/Fox Business - January 2013

The author of "Selling to China" offers advice for American entrepreneurs eager to do business in China, the world's second-largest economy.

 

Tuesday
Jan082013

"How Franchisees Can Find Room for Innovation?"
MSN Business on Main/Entrepreneur - January 2013

Franchisees have to play within their franchisor's rules, but that doesn't mean they have to turn off their creativity.

Monday
Dec032012

"SBA Debuts New Market Research Tool for Small Business"
MSN Business on Main/Entrepreneur - December 2012

Learning where your ocmpetitors are and how you stack up against them has enver been easier thanks to a new tool from the SBA.

Tuesday
Nov202012

"Preparing for a Housing Recovery"
MSN Business on Main/Entrepreneur - November 2012

With the housing market showing new signs of life, it's time to prepare your business to ride the rising tide.

Friday
Nov092012