Monthly Archives: November 2012

Changing locations? What you should know about transferring and storing your liquor stock.

When you want to change locations of your bar, restaurant, liquor store or the like, you must request permission from the SLA through a Petition to Remove. Licensees often make this decision when the lease on the current premises is … Continue reading

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Effective use of your trademark: 6 ways to make the most of your microbrewery or microdistillery brand assets

Creating a brand image is an arduous task for a new niche product. Microdistilleries and microbreweries face a lot of competition against popular mass-marketed national and international brands. The owners are typically in the business for the love of the … Continue reading

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How vineyards can work around 2013 tax challenges

With the end of 2013 drawing near, businesses and government agencies are buzzing about the “fiscal cliff” we are facing. The term refers to the financial problem that the US government faces when the terms of the 2011 Budget Control … Continue reading

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Relocating your liquor store

If you currently have an off-premises retail license to operate a liquor store and wish to relocate, you do not need to apply for a whole new license. You can instead petition for removal of your existing license to a … Continue reading

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Viticulture and downtown urban vineyards

With new emphasis on locavorism and sustainable living, urban farming is on the rise. Vacant land re-use can include not only urban gardens, but also urban vineyards with micro-appellations. The crop has a clear ROI, making it a potential project … Continue reading

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Buyer beware! 3 steps the buyer must take before closing

Buying business assets requires notifying the appropriate government agencies of the upcoming sale. Failing to do so could have serious consequences that can delay opening the newly-acquired business or bring personal financial liability to the buyer. For most business transfers, … Continue reading

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Using the Open Meetings Law update to your advantage in the SLA process

With the presidential elections now upon us, the general public is excited to either (1) finally put democracy to use by voting; (2) finally see and hear an end to political campaigning; or (3) finally be able to enjoy both. … Continue reading

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Important deadline and new rules for “New Year’s Eve” events!

Establishments that have an on-premises license are bound by the county rules that dictate hours of operation. There are certain exceptions to this rule, New Year’s Eve being the most common example. If you want to extend your hours of … Continue reading

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