A house for sale in Point Loma in September. Photo by Chris Stone Residential real estate services provider Redfin says 60{3e92bdb61ecc35f2999ee2a63f1e687c788772421b16b0136989bbb6b4e89b73} of offers written by its agents nationally faced competition—similar to the number in September but down from the feverish COVID-19 pandemic peak of 74.5{3e92bdb61ecc35f2999ee2a63f1e687c788772421b16b0136989bbb6b4e89b73} in April. But the ease-up […]

Local business search rankings Before exploring citation management, let’s see how it fits in to showing up on Google. Where you show up in local search when someone searches locally for what you do or sell is a function of three main factors: Your overall SEO Proximity to the searcher […]

After a difficult year for businesses everywhere, shopping at local mom and pop shops is more important now than ever. If you are looking for a reason to shop beyond Black Friday, Small Business Saturday has finally arrived and is the perfect time to show some love to your favorite […]

The Federal Trade Commission has recently been sending “Notices of Penalty Offenses Concerning Money-Making Opportunities and Endorsements and Testimonials” to franchisors and companies selling other types of business opportunities. These notices from the federal consumer protection agency are seemingly coming from out of the blue and being served on registered […]

Ready or not, the holidays are here. Amid the hustle and bustle that comes with every holiday season, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales during November and December are expected to reach up to $859 billion, a 10.5{3e92bdb61ecc35f2999ee2a63f1e687c788772421b16b0136989bbb6b4e89b73} increase from last year. And […]