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Social Media in Highly Regulated Industries: It’s Complicated!

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Sep 2014

Social Media in Highly Regulated Industries: It’s Complicated!

It’s increasingly evident that social media plays a huge role in today’s business world. Yet, there are a significant amount of highly regulated businesses that are slow to adopt social media because of fear.  There’s a lot of complexity regarding what a business can or cannot do as well as multiple layers of risk involved. Industry-specific legislation and regulatory bodies have guidelines, (some explicit and...

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Watch Out for Big Brother: Getty Images Strong Arms Unsuspecting Small Businesses

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Sep 2014

Watch Out for Big Brother: Getty Images Strong Arms Unsuspecting Small Businesses

Two weeks ago, one of our clients received a letter from Getty Images requesting $780 for an image used on their website. Getty Images claimed that my client did not purchase the license required for use of the image and thus they were in violation of copyright law. As a small business owner, I would be confused and a little freaked out by the accusation...

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Taking a Personal and Professional Leap of Faith

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Apr 2014

Taking a Personal and Professional Leap of Faith

Risks mean different things to different people. An investor likely equates risk in terms of opportunity; a parent perhaps with danger.  As an entrepreneur, I consider risk compatible with the level of potential reward. As I said in a recent post, risks are tough because the outcome is uncertain.   But I believe risks are necessary for growth. I also believe that nothing good comes easy....

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The Perfect Tool For Unlocking Twitter’s Potential

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Mar 2013

The Perfect Tool For Unlocking Twitter’s Potential

Of all the social media channels, Twitter is the most difficult to understand and use, especially for those who are unfamiliar with other popular forms of social media. Words like “hashtag,” “re-tweet” and “handle” can seem like a mysterious foreign language, and the 140-character limit makes using Twitter even more challenging. These factors keep many from using Twitter and leveraging the amazing potential it offers...

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Death, Taxes, and Social Media

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Feb 2013

Death, Taxes, and Social Media

By Ric Albano News broke last week that, despite bring in over a billion dollars in profit last year, Facebook owes no taxes for the year 2012. Actually, the company will be getting a refund of close to a half billion dollars. This is due to a provision in the tax law that allows companies to discharge all previous losses, from their date of inception,...

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