N.Y. businesses benefit from filming of "Spider-Man" movie
The filming of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is providing an uptick in demand for some small businesses in New York state. For example, Bagel Boss, which is based on Long Island, expects to sell about $16,000 worth of catered food during the production. New York offers tax credits and other incentives designed to persuade companies to make films in the state. CNNMoney
Selling your business in a crowded market
The market for business sales is likely to be crowded this year as baby boomers prepare for retirement, writes Dan Bowser, president of Value Insights. However, you can improve the odds that your business will find a buyer by keeping accurate financial records. "Motivated buyers with lots of cash have many options, and you must be prepared to compete for them," he writes. Durango Herald (Colo.)
What to do when competitors cut their prices
When other companies slash their prices, it's important to emphasize the quality of your product to stay competitive, writes Lucy Clark. "Don't go on a slam campaign -- simply use fact-based statements to show why you are the more desirable brand," she advises. Also, focus on providing superior service, and look for opportunities to lower your overhead, she recommends. B2C Marketing Insider
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