Small Business Beyond Saturday

There may be hope this Small Business Saturday if local businesses implement the right strategy, products (a singular focus), and customer service. Local bookstores are reportedly “booming,” according to a CBS News column published on Nov. 23, 2018, Black Friday. “Bookstores are back and they’re back in a big way. I’m not giving to to…

Disney announces name of Netflix competitor

Disney this week announced the name of its new streaming service, said to be a direct competitor to Netflix. I’ve been listening to The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding via Audible. Great read…or listen. A section that really caught my attention was on naming a company, particularly when entering a new category. According to the…

Tesla: All Our Patent Are Belong to You

Tesla added some geek art to its “patent wall” according to an @TeslaMotors Tweet on Thursday. The Tweet comes on the heels of an announcement by CEO, and real-life Iron Man, Elon Musk that Tesla would let other manufacturers infringe on its patents in an effort to accelerate innovation in the electric-car sector. The image is in…

Apple confirms $3 billion acquisition of Beats

Apple today confirmed its long-rumored acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics for a total of $3 billion, according to a Beats press release. It’s a three-pronged acquisition including the acqui-hire of Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine; Beats subscription streaming service; and the Beats hardware. “Music is such an important part of all of our…