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Corporations Now in the Business of Mentoring Entrepreneurs

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Running a small business in America is difficult, especially because there are big box retailers and large corporations everywhere. The competition is fierce, and it can be hard to get noticed on the market. Now, some big businesses are teaming up with smaller ones and providing them with guidance, advice, and monetary support through educational […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

May 21st, 2014 at 8:31 am

The Present & Future of Smart

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With the quick pace of technology, when we think of “smart” often it’s a new device that we envision and not a fellow human. Here are a few items that do more than what you might think. While seemingly very low-tech, Fast Company introduces us to “The Drinkable Book” by WaterisLife. What’s so smart about a book made […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

May 8th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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The Selfie & Unauthorized Commercial Tweets

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In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries picked “selfie” as Word of the Year. In 2014, Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie may have been the selfie to top all others. The Hollywood Reporter website stated that it’s valued at close to a billion dollars. Her tweet on a Samsung phone was seen by 37 million people according to the article. Unfortunately, Samsung may […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

May 8th, 2014 at 10:24 am

Yelp Reviews, Free Speech & Defamation

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It’s no secret that word of mouth impacts business. If you try that new restaurant down the street and feel strongly about it, you’re probably going to tell someone. While many people are on Twitter or Facebook, some prefer to share their views on Yelp. Whether Yelp reviews can be trusted is open for debate. […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

April 30th, 2014 at 9:12 am

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Fighting for the Right to Same Sex Divorce

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The recognition of the right to marry in some states has been an immense step forward for same sex couples, but several jurisdictions that have not recognized that right are now facing another, related legal question: What happens when such marriages don’t work out and the couples want to divorce in their state? If the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 28th, 2014 at 10:21 am

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Does My Mom Need an Attorney and/or CPA After Receiving a Large Inheritance?

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Hi Joe, Mom is going to receive a huge estate from her community property husband when he passes in the near term. All of her attorneys are the family attorneys that manage millions for the large family. Is it prudent for her to hire a personal attorney and CPA that is only looking out for […]

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Written by Johanna

April 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 am

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The Silicon Valley Spirit Goes Global

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Watch out, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach: there’s a new, thriving global start-up scene in town—or rather, on multiple continents. From South America to the Indian Subcontinent, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and established American startups are looking to grow their ideas outside of California and the U.S. altogether. In India, for instance, the New York […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

April 23rd, 2014 at 8:26 am

Cities and States Contemplate Paid Sick Leave for All Workers

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Sickness can be spread with a handshake or by way of a contaminated keyboard. In work environments, colds, viruses, the flu, and other illnesses can easily be transferred from one colleague to another. However, despite these facts, many employees in the United States still choose to go into their work, even when they are under […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

April 22nd, 2014 at 8:44 am

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Tweeting For His Generation

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According to a report by Pew Research, Millennials are “confident, connected and open to change.” They were “born after 1980” and are the “first generation to come of age in the new millennium.” This past February, a high school senior may have taken it upon himself to show us just what this new generation is […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

April 16th, 2014 at 7:56 am

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Burning Man Receives Nonprofit Status

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Burning Man is on fire. The annual desert destination in the middle of Nevada has been ignited into something much bigger since achieving nonprofit status, sparking what could be a much more global reach. But what is Burning Man? It isn’t easy to explain this experimental community experience. Even Carly Schwartz of the Huffington Post […]

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Written by Phil Corso

April 15th, 2014 at 8:19 am