Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurship’

Pass-Through Entity Taxation And New Tax Law

Pass-Through Entity Taxation And New Tax Law

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance, Taxes, Texas

Like baseball, young love, and hay-fever, we’ve entered the high season for taxes. New this year, however, we begin to react to changes in the tax reform law of December 2017. The point of that law was to make the world safe for businesses and their owners, who received healthy tax cuts. If you were […]

A Local Brewery Origin Story

A Local Brewery Origin Story

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

Künstler Brewing’s story began six years ago during the holidays, in something that sounds to me like a version of an O’Henry Story, a modern-day “Gift of the Magi.” Brent Deckard, pilot in the Air Force Reserves, beer enthusiast and occasional home-brewer, found himself deployed to Afghanistan for six months. Vera Deckard, food and wine-enthusiast, […]

Elements of a Tech/Startup City

Elements of a Tech/Startup City

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

Here’s my thesis, which won’t make me popular in some parts: My city’s no tech startup hub. Not even close. So the question is: What’s the missing thing that would make a city a tech hub? I asked a bunch of experts. Do you remember that Indigo Girls song “Closer to Fine?” I was an […]

War on Cash or Privacy

War on Cash or Privacy

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Personal Finance, Taxes, Texas

I started thinking about the War on Cash recently over a giant plate full of butter, syrup, and pancakes. You see, I spent part of my summer vacation in Gatlinburg, TN, which some think of as the jumping-off point to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but I prefer to think of as the Pancake House […]

Angel Investing Thoughts

Angel Investing Thoughts

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Texas

The first thing to know about angel investing is that you probably can’t do it. I say “can’t do it” not to create some aura of fancy exclusivity for the activity, but rather to point out that entrepreneurs who offer ownership stakes to angel investors may only formally sell pieces of their businesses to ‘accredited […]