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August 2014 Archives

Ranking the success of Google's aquisitions

Virginia residents are likely aware that Google is one of the leading lights of the information age. The Mountain View company has grown from humble beginnings to become a leader in the technology sector, and acquisitions have played no small part in this growth. Google has acquired 145 companies in the decade since its initial public offering, and some of these moves have paid off handsomely.

Virginia residents could be impacted by acquisitions

Discount stores Dollar General and Dollar Tree are in a fight to acquire Family Dollar in a climate that has seen an increase in mergers and acquisitions. The reasons cited for the rise in such transactions are low interest rates to finance these deals as well as more money being invested in companies through the stock market. In addition, businesses hope that mergers will improve profits in an economy that is still sluggish.

Family fight over restaurant ownership comes to an end

After four lawsuits were filed, a decision about the ownership of two restaurants in Virginia and North Carolina has been reached. The dispute over who owns two of the four Captain George's Seafood buffet restaurants was reportedly a family feud. According to their attorney, the married couple that opened the establishments is grateful to have resolved the business litigation with their two adult daughters.

Writing a business plan for a small business in Virginia

A good business plan clearly identifies a business, what it does and how it plans to accomplish its goals. It can be used as a tool for fundraising and establishing a preliminary budget. It identifies the unique aspects of the company, such as its intellectual property, and defines how the business will be able to successfully compete and become profitable.

Merger might affect homebuyers in Virginia

Zillow has reportedly made a $3.5 billion bid to purchase Trulia, its chief rival. Zillow first launched in the 2004 and went public in 2011 while Trulia went public in 2012. The deal is expected to create a company that is the largest provider of online real estate listings, and estimates suggest that Zillow will be able to attract mobile users who are becoming the fastest growing segment of Internet users.

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