In the guest chair: 

Gary Laden, Collin Landis, Dana Barrett & Alan Friedman

Gary Laden, Collin Landis, Dana Barrett & Alan Friedman

Collin Landis, Executive Director at EC3 Accounting Solutions plus, The Cigar Guys, Gary Laden and Alan Friedman joined Dana on air to talk taxes, embezzlement and cigars.

EC3 Accounting Solutions focuses on bookkeeping, tax returns, graphic design and payroll services for small businesses.

The Cigar Guys keep you informed about the latest cigar brands and blend launches, interview the movers and shakers in the cigar industry, give their opinions on the cigars they smoke, talk about the best spirits to pair with your cigars, inform you as to where all the best cigar events will be occurring and engage you in conversation about the cigar lifestyle. Their radio show airs live, 11am-1pm each Sunday on AM 920 The Answer.

In the headlines:

  • Delta Airlines is now promising to get your checked bag to the baggage claim carousel within 20 minutes or they’ll give you some extra miles. Dana has her suspicions.
  • Ashton Woods Homes is planning a new urban-style, live-work-type community in Sandy Springs… right next to the new planned Mercedes Benz headquarters. Great for Sandy Springs. Not so great for GA 400 commuters. Just sayin’.
  • Speaking of new builds, a company called Great Wolf Lodge is planning a water park resort in Peachtree City… if they can get the zoning approved. Neighbors are not so into the idea, as you might imagine.
  • More Nobel Peace Prize Summit gossip. So, the kids are fighting – the kids being the City of Atlanta and event organizer, Mohammed Bhuyian… now Mom and Dad have stepped in. The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates decided to convene a meeting of the Nobel Peace Laureates to try to settle the controversy. It’s happening May 2nd and 3rd in Rome, Italy. Sheesh. Maybe the world’s best peacemakers should focus on something more important. Like peace.
  • A new study of business expense reports shows that in some cities, more business people are using Uber than taxis. In other cities, while not yet in the lead, Uber is making major headway. The real question is, if they have to raise prices to cover the costs of operating fairly (under the same regulations as taxis) will they still grow at the same pace? Dana’s all about paying for convenience and/or a good service, but also likes to do business with people who play fair and have a good moral and ethical code.

Other stuff:

Can we really get more done with less? Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club as we discuss ZILCH: THE POWER OF ZERO IN BUSINESS by Nancy Lublin on Monday, April 20th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here:

Help us #NameThePenguin! Send in your suggestions via Twitter @DanaHBarrett and @biz1190. We’ll announce the winning name on April 25 for World Penguin Day. Want to know the story? Listen here:

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