Google is determined to muscle its way into the local-search market. Thanks to Zagat’s treasure trove of user-generated content, it’s far more likely to succeed.
Buying a new business can be a lucrative opportunity, but also a risky one. Here’s how to ensure that you make the best possible purchase decision.
A proposed mobile-gaming deal with Sony shows that the wireless carrier remains immensely unpopular with many users.
iCloud could give Apple an important stake in the cloud computing race — and a new competitive weapon to use against Google.
Plan from the start to avoid messy lawsuits that drain your time, money and attention from building your business.
Over the weekend AT&T announced it will T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom. This should come as no surprise to anybody. T-Mobile’s U.S. operations have been on the block for some time. Speculation on the top combos included AT&T or Sprint making the purchase. AT&T was the most likely. Pending government regulatory approval, we’ll see AT&T-Mobile, but don’t expect the commercials to be so entertaining.
The debate has already started over whether the AT&T-T-Mobile merger will be good or bad for consumers. I’ll focus here on a more relevant question to all of us: Will the deal be good for small businesses?
We’ll get more accurate data if we remove data from all customers who have not finished their relationship with you. But that means you must already have a good estimate for the length of time a customer is likely to continue to purchase from you. And if we knew that, we wouldn’t have to estimate. (Author makes “I’m going crazy” sound of index finger thrumming on lips).
Publication of a final rule to implement the federal procurement program for women-owned small businesses (WOSB).
Location can be a primary consideration when purchasing a business. Unless you are planning to operate a business from your home or your own office, you will need to review the location of the business, analyze the current lease, or buy the real estate along with the business. It is important to consider carefully the many options surrounding location when you purchase a business.