Paying the City of New Orleans Occupational License Tax – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1 of how to pay your City of New Orleans Occupational License Tax. If you don’t have an online account with the city to pay your taxes, you should checkout that post first and register. After you’ve regsitered, it may take a few days for the account to be approved by the city. My registration ... Continue Reading

Shutting down an LLC in Louisiana

Today I want to talk about shutting down your Louisiana limited liability company (LLC) with the Secretary of State. The process is legally called “dissolving,” and essentially means that you want to close the business. This could mean that you opened the business and never did anything with it, or that the business is going out ... Continue Reading

How To Avoid a Rob Ryan-sized Bar Tab

Canal Street Chronicles claims that Rob Ryan, the Saints embattled defensive coordinator, owes just over $43,000.00 to the local watering hole Ms. Mae's. For those of you who aren't aware, Ms. Mae's is open 24/7, and is famous for cheap drinks, including $2.00 well cocktails and $2.00 or $3.00 beers (the bar raised a stink a few ... Continue Reading

The Guy From ‘Bar Rescue’ Reveals Exactly How To Fire Someone — And When To Give A 2nd Chance

Spike TV’s reality show "Bar Rescue" features a seasoned food and beverage business consultant named Jon Taffer who whips a failing bar into profitable shape. Not unlike “the Donald,” Taffer is charged with firing weak employees that drive down business. Taffer recently spoke on the record about how he defines a weak employee ... Continue Reading