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December 29, 2011
by Julie Baker
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Happy New Year!

The entire EquipNet team wants to wish you a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

For assistance with buying, selling, or managing surplus equipment and technology assets in 2012, please contact EquipNet.

www.EquipNet.com

50 Hudson Road
Canton, MA 02021
Toll-free 888.371.6555
Tel: 781.821.3482
FAX: 617.671.1269
sales@equipnet.com


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December 28, 2011
by Julie Baker
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January Equipment Auctions

Mark your calendar for these January auctions.

1/10/2012: Live and webcast auction in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. Unilever is closing a cotton swab manufacturing facility in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. Exceptional of

fering of production, packaging, facility support equipment and moreore! Register today.

1/11/2012: Online lab equipment auction, featuring equipment from Elan and other leading global firms! Register now for great deals on well-maintained lab equipment.

1/18/2012: Online auction of intravenous medical device production and packaging equipment. Complete facility closure! Pre-register and check out the auction lot catalog.

1/19/2012: Online auction of chemical manufacturing mechanical spares warehouse, featuring valves, drives and gearboxes, motors, pumps and more, now surplus to the ongoing operations of Merck! Register today.


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December 27, 2011
by Julie Baker
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Do you Google+?

Ezine Advertising In Multiple Ezines (ezinead.net />Remember when your company thought that the Web was an evil entity that had no place in the business world?  Then they adapted.  Same thing happened with the first wave of social networking (MySpace and Facebook) until LinkedIn came along and now social media is a legitimate source for lead generation and industry research.  Today, companies like yours are scrambling to integrate social media into their overall marketing plans.  Now Google Plus is leading the next wave.  Have we all finally figured out that we need to be in front of these developments instead of dismissing them at first and playing catch up when it\’s almost too late?

Google Plus received a lot of hype when it first premiered to the general public earlier this year. According to a recent article on Northern Voices Online, there are several reasons why Google Plus should succeed:

A new and simple interface
Google launched its new social networking site with a simple and easy to use interface. Google Plus features an interface that has addressed all drawbacks of Facebook profile. Facebook introduced the Timeline feature in an attempt to challenge Google+ in this regard. It is so easy to update, share images, links and videos on Google+ that there will be no confusion even for beginners to work with the site.

Web search integration
Google is the world’s top web search engine with a huge presence in the search market. Google+ becomes an ideal social networking site, because it integrates with the search results of Google. It can’t be denied that most internet users across the world use Google to search web for information. So, this integration feature, which you can see along side each search result in form of a 1+ button, helps them a lot. People can see what their Google Plus friends have searched and liked among Google search results.

Google+ is everywhere
Google has countless web services, for example, Gmail, YouTube and Google Calendar and so on. There are millions of users for each of Google service. To take advantage from this huge presence on the web, Google has shrewdly placed Google+ notifications everywhere. If you are a member of Google+, you can see updates on the site on your Gmail, YouTube and most other Google pages. This is, of course, one thing that Facebook and other social networking sites lack.

Google’s perfection
Google is always known for high quality products. The company often makes no compromise with quality. If you get through the various products and services from Google, you can easily understand this. Google+ also comes up with the same perfection. The social networking site could not have hit Facebook’s influence on the web; however it boasts of a perfect look and smooth user interface. Updating statuses, uploading images, sharing links, commenting, liking and all other activities can be done quite easily on Google Plus.

Open source factor
Google makes every move under open source platform. Facebook clearly wants people to go with it, use its apps and games, which are developed by third party developers for money making. “They want businesses to create pages and apps that will allow people to handle all of their transactions and maintenance items on the platform,” adds JD Rucker of Soshable.com. Google+ is just opposite to that idea. It is an open source platform that individuals and businesses can use to share their feelings and promote their businesses.

So how will your company react?  If it doesn\’t react, will you lead the charge?   Do you already have a presence on Google Plus?   Are you making important connections to current and prospective clients and partners?  If you\’re not a Google Plus user, the train is leaving the station.  Better get onboard.  If you already are on Google Plus, add EquipNet to your circles.

 

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December 27, 2011
by Julie Baker
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Are You Planning to Sell Your Business in 2012?

There was an interesting article in The New York Times this week that said if you’re planning on selling your business sometime in the next few years, 2012 might be the ideal time to do it. Some of the reasons it lists are the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts that could affect after-tax proceeds of a business sold in 2012, that there is money out there for acquisitions, and that 2011 was a pretty decent year for a lot of small businesses.

One of the reasons listed that we found interesting is that the market may soon be flooded with businesses for sale as Baby Boomers retire over the next 15 years. If the number of businesses available for sale outweighs demand, the value of those businesses could be adversely affected.

If you plan on taking the article’s advice and sell in 2012, remember that an important first step is to learn your business’s worth by getting it appraised by an experienced and reputable professional.  

Present Value LLC is a worldwide international appraisal and advisory company that provides a range of professional services such as Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisals, Inventory Appraisals, Asset Verification Services, Business Valuations, and Real Estate Appraisals. Contact us today! 

By: Present Value 

Additional Reading:

Small Business Owners and Planning for Retirement

Some Tips if You’re Thinking About Selling a Small Business


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December 22, 2011
by Julie Baker
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More Delays on SEC’s Decision on Whether to Adopt IFRS

Those waiting for a decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on whether to adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) will have to wait at least a few more months. According to SEC Chief Accountant James Kroeker at an AICPA National Conference, the SEC will need at least a few more months to produce a final report that will enable the organization to make a determination on the adoption of IFRS.

Kroeker attributed the delays to mixed results on a number of convergence projects between the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), including convergence on guidance on fair value, revenue recognition, leasing, financial inst

ruments, and insurance for financial reporting purposes.

Present Value LLC is a worldwide international appraisal and advisory company that provides a range of professional services such as Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisals, Inventory Appraisals, Asset Verification Services, Business Valuations, and Real Estate Appraisals. Contact us today!

By: Present Value

Additional Reading

IFRS Loopholes

SEC Releases Second Staff Paper on a Possible Incorporation of IFRS into U.S. GAAP: An Analysis of IFRS in Practice

17 Reasons Why You or Your Clients May Need a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisal

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