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Trademark Disparagement and the Slants

Trademark Disparagement? The Slants, The Redskins and the Supreme Court

Acceptable Trademark Disparagement… or Disparagement at all? People try to trademark all types of names, brands and slogans. The U.S. government, however, acts as the gatekeeper applying trademark law to decide whether or not those names or brands are worthy of protection or if they constitute trademark disparagement. One of the most newsworthy parts of […]


Social Media marketing

Hey Business Owner, Are You Making these Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes?

Why Social Media Marketing? Originally seen as a fad, social media marketing is now an integral component of 21st century business. Is your business on board? You need to look no further than America’s most successful companies and social media itself for proof. According to research from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 97% of the Fortune 500 use […]


What a Racket

What a Racket: Tales of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion

The Protection Racket Equifax, Experian and TransUnion don’t have your back. I’ve been trying to come up with some new business ideas. It’s really hard, though. Technology is changing so fast, you know? Well, I finally came up with a good one. I’m going to start my own security firm. I’m going to install burglar […]


succession planning, succession planning process

When it comes to Succession Planning: Plan “B” Is Always Plan “A”

Learn from our succession planning and business leadership experts about the right (and wrong) ways to approach succession planning.


Boards of Directors

What Is the ROI for a Private Company Board of Directors?

The value of a high-performing board of directors is obvious when the process is well managed.


Committed Leadership: Are You the Chicken or the Pig?

There’s an old fable in business about The Chicken and The Pig. Long story short: the Chicken is involved; the Pig is committed. Real, committed leadership is about being the Pig, not the Chicken.


High interest rate debt

When Is it Appropriate to Take on High Interest Rate Debt?

Business owners should educate themselves on non-bank capital alternatives, such as high interest rate debt. Most businesses face adversity at some point. Understanding what options are available can be the difference between success and failure.


Cybersecurity Board of Directors

Cybersecurity Challenges for Boards of Directors

Directors must protect their shareholders’ tangible and intangible assets, regardless of the form of the threat. Directors need to initiate protective actions and provide on-going oversight for cybersecurity.


Business Leadership

Real Leadership: Don’t Rely on the Fix-It Mentality

In business (and in life), real leadership requires empathy and compassion. Too many corporate executives see every worker’s problem as a quick solution-in-waiting.


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