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The Business of Beer

Beer is a huge worldwide business and is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. It is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. Because it’s such a huge business, let’s take a closer look at the beer market. Continue reading

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The Condition of Small Businesses on the Gulf Coast One Year After Oil Spill

RBO: How badly did the spill effect the 2010 tourist season?

WB (William Bruce): The spill cut the number of summer visitors to the area by 40 percent according to the visitors bureaus in the area. The effect on the tourist related businesses was particularly dramatic when you realize that most of their yearly income is made during the summer. So a lot of businesses saw a 60 to 70 percent drop in annual revenue. Continue reading

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What Is a Retail Business Worth? How to Estimate Value.

What is a retail business worth? Here are some rule of thumb guidelines to quickly estimate value. Continue reading

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Businesses for Sale by William Bruce, Sunbelt Business Brokers

My firm has over 30 companies currently listed and offered for acquisition. Among these offerings, are the following very attractive opportunities …. Continue reading

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Banking Version of Musical Chairs Continues: PNC Bank Buys RBC Bank

Yet another wave of bank ownership changes has hit the Southeast. Pittsburg-based PNC Financial Corporation has entered into an agreement to purchase RBC Bank. PNC is the sixth-largest U.S. bank by deposits. PNC traces its history back to the Pittsburgh Trust and Savings Company which was founded in 1852. Continue reading

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Mobile, Alabama Named Hottest Real Estate Market in America

A New York financial news and opinion organization has picked Mobile, Alabama as the market in which housing values will rise the most this year. Continue reading

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What’s Hot and What’s Not, Business Wise

Inc. Magazine had an interesting recent article on current business trends. Interestingly, the small business sector with the largest increase in revenue from 2009 to 2010 was fitness and sports centers, up 14 percent. The sector with the largest decrease in revenue for the same period was car washes, down 12 percent.
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