The stock market has proven a volatile beast throughout 2018. The market rose and fell throughout the year, making 300 to 400-point swings in a single day commonplace. This volatility led many investors to look elsewhere.
The real estate market is always evolving. The beginning of the year is a good time to take stock of the current market and look toward the future. Every investor knows there are factors, seen and unforeseen, that can affect the value of current properties and the cost of investing in new real estate. What might be some of the issues for investors 2019?
When you hear the acronym IPA you likely think of a nice, cold, hoppy India Pale Ale. But, as noted in a recent publication in Kiplinger, this acronym can also serve as a useful tool to guide those who are interested in investing within the commercial real estate market.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) led to major tax reform. One specific section of the Act has produced some confusion for small business owners: the qualified business income deduction. This deduction has gone into effect for 2018 tax returns. As such, it is important to have a basic understanding of how the deduction could impact your taxes related to your business income.
Understanding elements of business law is essential for new business owners. The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) reports there are 30.2 million small businesses in the United States. This translates to 99.9 percent of all businesses in the country. Small businesses provided new jobs for over 1.9 million workers in 2018 alone. Roughly 400,000 businesses are started every month, of which about 10% hire employees.
2018 was a great year for businesses in Texas. The 12th annual CNBC America's Top States for Business ranked the state as top in the nation, an honor the state has earned three times in the past.
One way to be successful in America or the rest of the world is through land ownership. This is something on which that Texas entrepreneur Nate Paul has fully capitalized. At 31 years old, Paul is the founder of Austin's World Class Capital Group, a real estate development firm with $1.2 billion in assets. Paul's net worth is estimated at $800 million, and growing.