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Tax Watch: Germany

Tax Watch: Germany
Congress has ratified a new protocol to the U.S.-German income tax treaty that reduces the rate of withholding with respect to dividends in certain instances. This favorable adjustment reduces the parent/subsidiary withholding tax rate on dividends from five percent to zero percent. Congress all... More »

Great Domains Can Be Bad Trademarks

Great Domains Can Be Bad Trademarks
Competition in the adult entertainment industry has become fiercer than ever. Nowhere is this more evident than on the web. The widespread availability of seemingly limitless free adult materials online, coupled with rampant Internet piracy and very low barriers of entry for new competition are a... More »

Bottom Line Watch

Bottom Line Watch
Global market forces can quickly effect changes on your everyday business, and this can happen on multiple fronts. In tumultuous financial periods credit can be reduced or restricted, spending and lifestyle habits can change, and credit card accounts expire and are closed. The business environment c... More »

The Swift and Quiet Death of AB 847

The Swift and Quiet Death of AB 847
On June 23, California Assemblywoman Mary Salas, D-San Diego, amended an existing bill that sought to levy a 20 percent tax on adult entertainment — specifically brick-and- mortar stores, including gentlemen’s clubs. The bill went up for a vote before the Assembly Revenue and Tax committee July ... More »

WIA Profile: Debra Peterson

WIA Profile: Debra Peterson
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. What is your role and responsibility at Fair... More »

Old School Meets New in Gay Adult Retail

Old School Meets New in Gay Adult Retail
The ever-evolving retail market is changing at such a rapid pace that tracking the latest micro-blip in consumer tastes is virtually impossible. It can be tricky enough for a brick-and-mortar retailer to keep pace with its overall consumer base, much less the interests of a sub-niche. And yet, ... More »

Gay Adult Retail

Gay Adult Retail
The ever-evolving retail market is changing at such a rapid pace that tracking the latest micro-blip in consumer tastes is virtually impossible. It can be tricky enough for a brick-and-mortar retailer to keep pace with its overall consumer base, much less the interests of a sub-niche. And yet, gi... More »

Mom & Pop Retailers Face the Economy

Mom & Pop Retailers Face the Economy
The economic fallout extends in the U.S. adult industry from the largest production companies to the smallest mom and pop retail operations. XBIZ spoke to small retailers across the country to see how they are dealing with the economic situation: Are they making changes in inventory, what kind of ad... More »

Training: A Necessary Ingredient in Your Secret Sauce

Training: A Necessary Ingredient in Your Secret Sauce
Developing training programs in any organization can be expensive. When done incorrectly it can mean great losses for the company. Common mistakes made in the implementation of training programs are often the reluctance by executives to invest in training and development of staff for the fear o... More »

Getting My Product on the Shelves

Getting My Product on the Shelves
Getting a product from idea, through design, to patent and to market is a daunting task, especially for a first-timer, and it took me six years to do it,” said Dawn Tulman, president of discreet storage developer ToiBocks. Tulman fashioned a jewelry box with a hidden compartment in the bottom... More »

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