Joe's Breakfast Links pt. 20

Posted by Joe Moline on Jun 30, 2017 8:57:11 AM

It’s 4th of July weekend and I am guessing you are like me and all the small talk at the office and around the iStock-694370680.jpg neighborhood this week started with, “Whatchya doin for the 4th?”  It marks a holiday that most Americans do celebrate in some form or fashion usually with a beverage in hand. According to this article by WalletHub it’s the number one beer-drinking holiday of the year. 

  • The 4th of July is known for big fireworks displays put on by cities and towns across the country, with almost half the country reportedly watching a fireworks display.  According to the article above it costs between $5,000 to $30,000 for the fireworks.  However, this article from last year states that there are many more costs including necessary insurance and to pay for police presence, which is why some cities have had to pull the plug on having fireworks. 

  • This week is also a week that many business people plan a more extended summer vacation.  Technology allows us to be plugged into our work from almost any place in the world.  But, we all know how much our family and loved one’s cringe when we try to take that call or send a quick email while on vacation.  So, if you want ideas on how to truly unplug on your vacation check out this article.

  • Before the 4th of July there is a rather large day in business and economics.  That is the 1st of July.  It marks the halfway point in the year and in business it’s a great time to evaluate how your company or you personally are performing against all those goals and aspirations you had for 2017.  Check out this article on performing a mid-term audit on your business. 

  • And remember all those new year’s resolutions for yourself?  Yep, it’s time to check on those too and get back on track.   Checking on those items on July 1st can be stressful and perhaps make you thirsty and maybe it’s just another reason we drink so much over the 4th of July.  Cheers and God Bless America!

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