May 01, 2018

Gibson files for bankruptcy, planning to renew its guitar business and dump its 'innovations' unit by Bloomberg


        Gibson Brands Inc. filed for bankruptcy with a turnaround plan that will give some of the company's lenders equity ownership of the iconic American business that has supplied guitars to B.B. King, Elvis Presley and Pete Townshend.A restructuring support agreement with senior secured noteholders will help it repay bank loans while going through a "change of control" transaction, a...

Apr 30, 2018

U.S. top court turns away Google fight over business patents by Andrew Chung


        The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Google’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that narrowed the scope of patents that can be challenged before a federal tribunal whose proceedings have led to the cancellation of many patents.The justices let stand a 2016 federal appeals court ruling against Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, which had successfully challenged at t...

Apr 27, 2018

There's a science and art to running a going-out-of-business sale. (And business is booming.) by Courtney Reagan


         If there are two sides to every story, the one that's lesser told is that going-out-of-business is actually a big business, especially lately.While it's the end of an era for Toys R Us, the department stores Bon-Ton runs and many other retailers over the last several years, it's a big opportunity for liquidators."The last three years have been the busiest we have ever exper...

Apr 26, 2018

Scaling Your Consulting Business From Seven To Eight Figures And Beyond by Ryan Stewman


        I've been a coach and consultant for eight years -- it's the longest consistent job I've ever had in my life. My business is closing in on eight figures in annual revenue, and I have no plans of stopping. My entire career, I've focused on hiring other coaches and consultants who have traveled down the road I'm on and who have been able to advise me from firsthand experience.I won...

Apr 25, 2018

Can A Small Business Survive Tragedy? by Paul Spiegelman


       On a warm, sunny day in the mid-1980s, Anne Hed walked into a bike shop in the Twin Cities to find the person that turned out to be her soulmate: barefoot with no shirt on, covered in grease, and his hair dyed magenta. It was Steven Hed; and he was Anne’s last hope for taking advantage of the coveted entry spot she’d earned in the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon. A college athlete with litt...




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