Many of us immediately think of our personal or family situation when we prepare for a disaster, but not the for emergency preparedness needed for our business. These same disasters affect business owners and can create even greater hurdles for entrepreneurial families to get back on their feet.

You can actually invest in real estate, promissory notes, precious metals, cryptocurrency, small businesses, and concert tickets, or raw land. Your broker may tell you that you can’t do this and it’s prohibited. They’re blatantly wrong.

Before you start clearing your calendar, think about this – redeeming those points or claiming your rewards may be a taxable event. Maybe it’s time to redeem those credit card points or miles you’ve been saving up and jump on a plane headed someplace warm. How about Miami, or maybe Maui?

Many people think that umbrella insurance is great coverage because it will ‘fill in the gaps’ and cover me if my regular auto, home owners or rental insurance doesn’t cover me- WRONG. Umbrella insurance is built to be there for ‘excess’ claims that might exceed your regularly insurance policy. Moreover, the umbrella policies oftentimes have very specific provisions that it won’t pay out any benefits until primary policy in place has been exhausted.

Having a Board of Directors or Advisors will be a ‘support team’ in many ways; giving encouragement, advice, and guidance regarding your vision and goals.