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The week in real estate industry deals: March 20-24

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We’ll be recapping every week’s noteworthy deals that didn’t make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. We missed you before! Halstead Property has been named the Official ... Read More »

Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

A private hotel investor and operator bought the Grand Motor Inn, at 72-51 Grand Avenue in Queens, for $7.5 million. CreditGregg Vigliotti for The New York Times Blue Dog Cafe has signed a two-year lease, with an option for an eight-year extension, for a 2,500-square-foot ground floor space in this five-story commercial building, built around 1900 in Gramercy Park. The ... Read More »

Real estate mogul says this purchasing secret helps him find perfect buys

Sidney Torres has made millions developing real estate. The secret, he says, is in the buy, not the sell. In other words, renovations are not where the money’s at. “A lot of people think, ‘Oh I’m going to go in there and I’m going to renovate [the property] for a lot less and that’s where I’m going to make my ... Read More »

Etsy, ZenPayroll Made Headlines This Week

Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, made headlines this week by officially launching its IPO. This means that the website will have to work hard to keep both its stockholders and its sellers happy. But Etsy isn’t the only company making changes. ZenPayroll also announced a new round of funding recently. And that means the company is ... Read More »

How to Choose the Right SEO Tactics for Your Small Business

Different people often describe different SEO tactics in different ways, but at a high level we can think about SEO in two basic categories: On-site SEO: This is basically anything that you’d do to your own site to generate more relevant search engine traffic. This includes specific on-page elements such as title tags, image ALT tags, meta descriptions, internal linking ... Read More »

Minimum Wage Initiatives, Holiday Shipping Volumes Make Small Business Headlines

After this week’s election, businesses in certain states will soon have to deal with a higher minimum wage. And shipping businesses are also preparing for a large shipping volume this holiday season. You can read about these headlines and more below in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. Small Business Operations Four States Pass Minimum Wage Initiatives ... Read More »

What Working at a Social Media Company Taught Me about ROI

Image credit: Quka | Shutterstock.com SCOTT BRANDT CONTRIBUTOR CMO, Sprout Social 111Shares FEBRUARY 16, 2017 For the past four years, myself and three other marketers have met frequently to talk shop. We’ve celebrated a variety of milestones together — promotions, an engagement, our children’s birthdays. What had originally begun as an opportunity to learn from other professionals, has grown into ... Read More »

9 Bookkeeping Apps Your Small Business Needs to Succeed

One of the most common causes of business failure is inadequate financing. But, let’s be honest, sending out invoices, keeping track of expenses, doing the weekly payroll and filing taxes can be incredibly challenging when your mind is on business growth. No matter how vital these tasks, they are tedious and can consume more of your time and resources than ... Read More »

Acer Swift 7 and Spin 7 Seem Useful for Mobile Business — If You Don’t Mind the Price

When Apple launched the MacBook Air, it introduced a new level of portability in computing with a very slim form factor and functionality that got everyone’s attention. Although it has taken a while, Acer (TPE:2353) has one upped Apple with the announcement of its new laptop and a two-in-one, called the Swift 7 and Spin 7 respectively, at the IFA ... Read More »

Dropbox Brings ‘Unlimited Storage’ With Smart Sync, Collaboration With Paper And New Web Design

Dropbox is rolling out a number of new features aimed at making its business product as easy to use as its consumer version. Smart Sync (formerly Project Infinite) and Dropbox Paper are now out of beta and have been released alongside a redesigned Dropbox web interface. “It’s amazing how far technology has come in the last 10 years, particularly in ... Read More »