Best of… for the week of June 18, 2012

Happy Hour

Happy Hour (Photo credit: joelplutchak)

Ok, so here’s the round up for this past week. I’m going to try and separate by topic area, but there’s a lot to cover, so buckle in!

Small Business

Beware the Paralyzing “Whac-A-Mole” Trademark Mentality

Trademark: develop a trademark strategy. First, don’t run after a trademark after someone else has started using it. Then don’t fall into the “whack a mole” trap of trying to secure marks after you’ve started using them in… unpredictable ways.

Is your business protected in Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy, personal or business, is a serious matter. In your planning for bankruptcy or looking at your credit situation, make sure that your business is protected.

You May Need a Lawyer for that

Start-up are often (wisely) concerned with saving money up front. When is it a good investment to pay for professional services (like a lawyer).

Capital Gains Tax Opportunity: Permanent?

Be sure to keep up on what’s going on tax wise. Unless you’re not planning on making any money ever.

Social Media Tips for Trademark Protection

Ways you can prevent cybers-quatting and trademark-hijacking.

At Will Employment: Does it Matter?

If you have (or are gonna have) employees, you need to check this out. You’ll need to have an employee handbook or some set of personnel policies, but what should be in them/it?

Beer Business

Contract Brewing Revisited

Contract brewing goes through cycles, but remains an important part of our industry. How do your brewery and Contract (or Partner) Brewing fit together?

So You Want to Open the Next Great Craft Beer Bar?

If you’re looking at opening a bar (or even just your taproom at your brewery), Chris Black of the award-winning Falling Rock Tap House shares his thoughts on what it takes

Financial / Progress Report from Boston Beer Co.

Check out how well one of the big micros is doing.

Global Beer Prices (per pint)

Just saw this today. I don’t know if I’d say it was determinative, but it does give you a good perspective on how beer prices work at the consumer, front-of-the-house, lay-your-money-down level.

Just for fun (Humor/Trivia)

Weird History. Follow them on Twitter for your daily dose of the absurd that seemed TOTALLY spot-on at the time.

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