Texas Rated Number One For Business – California Comes In Dead Last

As a Business Development consultant called on by CEOs around the nation to help them grow their business in tough times and good ones for decades now, one of the privileges I have is to live in the family and business friendly State of Texas. Years ago after a successful career at Microsoft and 9 other corporations, our family decided to take time to move from Washington State to a place of our choosing. We spent two years looking at several States close to the water with warmer climates like Hawaii, Florida and California. One day our research showed Texas as a possible great place to check out.

By God’s Grace, we discovered Houston, TX and after just a few days here, we fell in love with the friendliest large city in the nation. In my years of traveling for IBM, I had the blessing of working at several large cities around the nation. We knew we had uncovered one of the best kept secrets in our country when we found Houston, that is so much better than the California Gold rush. Houston is not only warm in climate and close to the water, which was among our personal criteria, but also has some of the warmest and most personable people I have ever met.

One of the most incredible joys we have in the Greater Houston area, is having people from all nations share in our great city. We found more restaurants and variety of international neighborhoods than we had seen in most cities, except maybe New York, but amazingly, the cost of food was about 75 to 90% cheaper than NY.

Having a great place to live with friendly neighbors is a great comfort to many families, but on top of that Texas also provides a wonderful place for Patriotic citizens to share a conservative family friendly environment where honoring God is not considered a “dirty word” as it sadly is in too many States these days. While we obviously have our struggles here as liberal philosophies try to brainwash our children into an antiChrist socialist mindset, and we must diligently fight for our freedoms at all times, Texas provides a much friendlier climate towards those wanting to raise families in safer environments. While Texans can carry guns for self defense, and protect their families, and our Police officers are often free to stop criminals from harming law abiding citizens, sadly California like many other liberal influenced structures, too often ties the hands of law enforcement officers with overregulations on those who put their lives on the line to protect citizens from criminals intent on harming others.

Also, Homeschoolers have wonderful large conferences in the Greater Houston area, where parents who sacrifice a lot of time and money for their children’s feature are able to be encouraged and gain access to the latest educational breakthroughs. Houston also offers elite early education schools like Annunciation Orthodox School Saint Anne’s Catholic School , http://www.secondbaptistschool.org/and numerous other great private and some top ranked public schools . Texas is also home to highly ranked Universities like Rice University , Houston Baptist , University of Houston,  Baylor, University of Texas and many others too numerous to mention.

However, for those who prefer the flexibility of homeschooling that can encourage the lifetime love of learning by flexibly changing curriculum to match a child’s interest at specific times, Texas offers a special encouraging atmosphere of freedom. With the help of Homeschool Legal Defense Fund and our conservative representatives in Government, Texans are armed with the law to fight against any encroachment by the liberals who from time to time, try to snuff out freedom of education. Many know of the advantages of homeschooling that can be seen across the nation as homeschoolers win national competitions in numerous categories, drawing a number of Ivy League University recruiters to recruit our children; but, one of the great benefits parents enjoy in homeschooling, is that they can pass along the most important value: honoring God and his commandments. After all a person without character and integrity is not worth much, no matter how much money is made. And of course, every truly succesful CEO knows that Integrity is uncompromising principle required of an employee and consultant one brings on board to meet objectives. While homeschool parents have yet to gain equal access to their own tax funds, they do what they can with what they have to provide optimal education in God honoring homes in the wonderful State of Texas.

One other criteria we were looking at, was trying to divest ourselves from risks of having too much money tied into personal housing costs. One thing that troubled us most about California and Hawaii, was high prices on Real Estate that even surpassed what we were having to endure in Washington State. When our family was looking at housing costs in the Greater Houston area, we discovered that unlike Seattle area where living in a decent neighborhood would cost from 700k for older homes to 1.5 million dollars for new homes, that in Houston, many family friendly neighborhoods had wonderful options for under 200k for homes in safe neighborhoods and large properties. In California, we discovered housing “bargain” costs to often be around 1 million dollars for just a condo and to get a House in a decent neighborhood close to work would often cost 2 to 4 million dollars. While admittedly there are some wonderful neighborhoods in Houston that have higher priced homes, for the most part that is an option that one can choose to have their money tied into, or a family can choose to have that part of their income invested in other more profitable investments.

Besides all these great advantages, Texas is once again ranked #1 among CEOs as Business friendly State! Californians sadly continue to suffer from the job killing policies of their socialist induced policies that push away Business Executives. It’s amazing that sometimes China is friendlier than California these days. We all want to be free to run business without having more burdens snuff out the creativity of our employees! Let Freedom reign and success with integrity continue to the glory of God.

To read more about the survey, look up Chief Executive’s survey of 650 CEOs at http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business-2012

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New Evidence That Texas Is The Center Of The World!

Truly an amazing scientific breakthrough into the mind of Texans! God bless Texas and the “Not Texas” too :-)!

Found this wonderful inspiring picture on a powerful marketing and connection tool drawing 500 Million users in less than 5 years. It’s called Facebook. Do you know how to market on Facebook? Too many business owners are missing an opportunity of a lifetime to grow their business in a slow economy by looking at the White House rather than inside of one’s house.

If a college student can become the youngest billionaire in the history of our nation at this time, what’s stopping your company is not the economy! Innovation and principled strategic marketing continues to work today as it has for decades. Although our company’s joint venture partners and strategic marketing alliances are most often in the 1 to 20 million dollar range, it’s amazing how many companies and startups are missing an opportunity of a lifetime these days, while others continue to grow at astronomical rates!

It’s not just about facebook or any other social media or new marketing hype! And as bad as troublesome as the White House and many of the members of Congress are, your company’s growth does not have to go up and down like the waves in Galveston in the midst of a Hurricane.

Solid Business Principles don’t change over time! However, what got you to 1 million, won’t always get you to 10 million and what gets you to 10 million won’t get you to 100 million. I have succeeded on all that spectrum and still amazed how fighting the alligators everyday is keeping too many good businesses with solid reputation and service from growing their income, just because they don’t have the time to do what’s necessary in marketing or they don’t know how to ally themselves with the right partners to help one another grow.

As The Bible says: “Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.”

Take action now and begin enjoying the blessings of Texas today! The opportunity in Texas is greater than we have had in a long time!

{If you are a business owner with at least 1 to 20 million dollars in annual sales but are struggling to grow your company, can always give our company a call at 713-414-5830.}

Enjoy the blessing of Texas now :-)!

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Harry Reid Caught On Camera Denouncing Any Plans To Raise The Debt Limit!

In a shocking video, Harry Reid surprises the mainstream media, when as the “Democratic” party Senate leader, he came out strong against any plans to raise the debt limit. Seems like Americans have a new champion in the TEA Party, with their “Taxed Enough Already” reality check!

Harry Reid says: “We should be reducing debt, not increasing it. Democrats will not support this legislation (to raise our national debts), because it will weaken our country! We are being asked to do that which should not be asked of us. To increase the debt…”

He also asked a simple question: How can increasing our debt by trillions of dollars be good for our economy? How can you force our children, our grandchildren and our great grandchildren to finance this debt?

Senator Harry Reid asked “Why is it right to increase our nation’s dependence on foreign creditors? ”

It’s time for our country to unite and follow a better plan as outlined by Michele Bachmann in this incredible speech given to the liberal press core on July 29th, 2011:

In this speech, Michele exposes the reality that in one afternoon, we could make sure we don’t default on the debt and make sure our elderly and military members are paid. Her bill would already take this care of this problem, but some inside the beltway GOP members prefer to play politics over solutions!

Senator Rand Paul and Marco Rubio support the bill that only asks for 1 penny out of a dollar to be cut in the next 6 years, so we could balance our budget:

Congressman Connie Mack revealed the hocus pocus game that is being played on backs of taxpayers, as every plan assumes a continued 7-8% incease EVERY YEAR. His Bill simply does what many Americans have had to do by offering real cuts of only one penny out of every dollar to balance the budget in eight years:

Another Obama Gaffe: “80% Of Americans Want Higher Taxes”

courtesy of http://justifiedright.typepad.com/justified_right/2009/08/read-my-lips-no-new-taxes.html

Yesterday Rasmussen report asked the people the following question: “As part of legislation to raise the debt ceiling, should congress and the president raise taxes?”

Only 34% agreed. Majority of Independents and Republicans and also a good number of Democratic party members are against raising taxes! {The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 12-13, 2011 }

Today President Obama revealed the most foolish argument when he said that 80% of the American people want higher taxes to pay for out of control government spending plans.

For a quick summary video Obama’s blunderous gaffe, look up the following clip:


Obama has been extremely irresponsible in his management of our economy. His Job Killing policies are bad for small business owners. His aggressive secretive EPA regulations are killing the Construction and Land development jobs. In his short time in office, he has added so many new Government employees and Government run programs, that his one year deficit already almost equals President Bush’s eight years of deficit even after 9/11!

Mr. President, it’s time for you to stop fighting the American voters and start listening. In 2010, a loud message was sent to try to convince you and your inside the beltway colleagues to stop putting our Grandchildren in debt to pay for your bigger government bureaucracy. We want a smaller leaner government and a government that listen to the people, rather than ignores our will to pass bills through backroom deals and special waivers to your friends.

Mr. President:

Higher taxes are not even on the table.

Cutting out of control Government spending is on the table!

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New Zogby Poll: Michele Bachmann Leaps To First Place At 39 Points While Romney Drops To 14

In a new Zogby Poll of 1,042 likely Republican primary voters, Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann leaps up by 10 points to stand at 39 points to Romney’s very poor results at 14 points. (The poll has a margin of error of only +/- 3.1 % points). Romney is now even behind Herman Cain at 15 points and next to Ron Paul at 11. If Michele added Herman Cain by her side, she would be at 54% of the current GOP voters.

In a related new poll released yesterday, only 38% of the likely voters in our nation are willing to continue with the same failed administration of Barak Hussein Obama, while  56% are committed to get someone new into the White House and 6% are not sure where they stand anymore (The poll was of  2,159 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/-2.1%). From my past experience, Zogby most often routes for democratic party liberals, so this poll is devastating for President Obama.

How is Michele Bachmann taking this great news? She has come out with a strong new ad promising she will not burden our grandchildren with additonal debt and she will stop wasteful government spending and Obama’s Job killing anti-business policies!

“As a decedent of generations of Iowans, I was born and raised in Waterloo. As a mom of five, a foster parent and a former tax lawyer and now a small business job creator, I know we can’t keep spending money that we don’t have. That’s why I fought against the wasteful bailout, against the stimulus. I know I will NOT vote to increase the debt ceiling.” (source: Real Clear Politics )

In contrast, in a report just released by the White House, President Obama is pushing to tax the Middle Class citizens and putting more of our citizens out of work while paying for outrageous tax funded raises for his friends and staff members.  Examples of this include the special assistant to the president for economic policy Matthew Vogel, who got an 82% raise to move his annual salary to $130,500 plus all the tax funded perks, and the Director of African American media Kevin Lewis’ got an 86% pay hike. As for his promise to not have anyone in government getting paid more than $100,000.00 per person plus benefits, he has found a way around that. He moves his friends under “new” job titles.