Hitwise, an internet statistics site, published a recent report showing that search engine queries with higher word counts are becoming more and more prevalent every year. Most searches are still only one, two or three words long, but they are down 3%, 5% and 1% respectively.
And while two-word searches still make up the largest portion of online queries, accounting for 23.47% of total … Read More
Posted by Dana Zurbuchen on March 27, 2009 in Business Management, Business Start Up Advice, Marketing, Social Networking [ 0 Comments ]
It depends how you do it.
Going to cocktail events and social hours, grabbing business cards and tossing yours around, brief handshakes while looking over that person’s shoulder for the door or the next person in the room.
Nope, that doesn’t work.
Connecting, helping others first, taking a sincere interest in them and their business, helping them see opportunities they may not see themselves.
That’s … Read More
Posted by Betsy Brottlund on March 18, 2009 in Taxes [ 0 Comments ]
In the current economic climate, many small businesses are going, or will be going, through cash flow shortage problems. However, there are some ways in which small business owners can use the tax benefits that apply to them to help ease their financial troubles.
Tax planning involves analyzing different tax strategies to see how best to run your small business so that your taxes are … Read More
Posted by Tom Taulli on March 17, 2009 in Business Valuation [ 0 Comments ]
Yes, on this day, it’s going to be a strong day for bar owners. But, interestingly enough, the past year has also been strong. This is according to a new study from BizEquity on the business valuation of bars.
Over the past year, the typical bar saw a 5% increase in value – to $82,306. Let’s face it, as the economy continues to fall off, … Read More
Posted by Garrett Sutton on March 13, 2009 in Business Management, Incorporation [ 0 Comments ]
n a recent case, California’s Appellate Court used the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine (“RCOD”) to hold officers personally liable for $2.5 million in environmental penalties. In People v. Roscoe (Cal. Ct. App. 2008, WL 5378254) the court held the corporate officers personally liable, without piercing the corporate veil, for civil violations.
This is a significant departure. The RCOD has been used before in California to … Read More
Posted by Jason Lancaster on March 12, 2009 in Internet Marketing [ 0 Comments ]
During tough times, it’s easy for people to say “stay positive,” and it gets annoying after awhile. None of the people telling you “don’t worry, be happy” have to pay your mortgage. Still, I’m going to join the chorus and say that this recession has a silver lining. The reason: I know what it’s like to manage a business in a recession.… Read More
Posted by gbravo on March 10, 2009 in Business News, Business Video [ 2 Comments ]
As a business owner, you know how important it is to keep up with the local, national, and international economy. Your financial decisions largely depend on the happenings of the business world and the decisions your competition makes.
For those of you that can’t afford a flat screen television in your office, here’s a list of 12 business news site you can check out online … Read More
Posted by Tom Taulli on March 10, 2009 in Business Valuation [ 0 Comments ]
Of course, small business owners are deeply concerned about the future. And, this is being reflected in a variety of surveys, such as from the latest report from the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business.
And, as things get worse, the wealth of small business owners continues to deteriorate. This is clearly evident on the business valuation database of BizEquity.
But, even during bad … Read More
Posted by Orange Soda on March 5, 2009 in Internet Marketing, SEO [ 0 Comments ]
Local search is on the rise. Search engine users are moving away from the one or two word search terms and continue to get more specific. For example, the individual that is in need of a dentist would have searched for “dentist” in the past. Over the past few years the average web user has learned how to get better results by typing more information … Read More
Posted by Merrin Muxlow on March 5, 2009 in Business News [ 2 Comments ]
According to recent data from the U.S. census, small businesses create 98% of new jobs. Businesses with less than 100 employees generate more than 50% of the nation’s GDP. So it’s with good reason that President Obama promised help for small businesses as part of the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the “stimulus plan” for short. So what help does the plan give … Read More