July 2014 News Update

Drew Sanocki is back on the show this week to dive into what has been going on in the world of eCommerce during the month of July. We are hoping to make this a regular occurrence on the show, where we discuss the many fast-paced changes that happen each month. This week, we tackle everything from Google’s authorship photo changes to a possible addition to the Internet Sales Tax Bill.

On this episode, Drew and I explore five different eCommerce news headlines along with several much discussed topics from the forum. You don’t want to miss the valuable information and insight that will save you time and money.

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Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • If Google is really trying to reduce distractions in the SERPs or make paid search results look more organic.
  • Why people are asking more questions about Amazon’s revenue and business model.
  • How to determine whether you need a mobile site.
  • The possible change to the Internet Sales Tax Bill.
  • Business partners…good idea or worst mistake ever?

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  1. Perhaps there is already a word for “synthetic equity.” When you create an operating agreement for an LLC, you can stipulate equity distribution as well as “distributive shares,” where basically you can detail stakes in profit and loss. So theoretically, you could have an OA where one partner has no equity or claim on assets but has “distributive shares” and thus is entitled to a piece of the profit or revenue. Otherwise, there is also something called “Variable Income Equity.” This is essentially how people invest in Chinese Internet companies (like the upcoming Alibaba IPO). Basically, by law in China they cannot sell foreign investors direct equity, so instead they sell them a stake in revenue streams.