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Three Pillars of Organic Brand Growth

Jeff Lotman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Jeff Lotman

As founder and CEO of Global Icons, a global brand licensing agency, I've worked with dozens of brands over the years to help them reach new audiences and additional revenue streams.

Dell Furano : On Changing the Game

Renata M. Black | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.26.2016 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders of tech's open pastures, or tougher to diametrically write existentially about future doomsday scenarios, which I admit is much easier for me.

Governor Cuomo Should Veto the Mold Legislation and Start From Square One

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.21.2015 | New York
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Governor Cuomo should veto the legislation. A new mold bill should be written that includes stiff penalties. The bill should also require training of all mold workers, photographic documentation, and third party verification that mold remediation is properly completed.

Arbitrary Interior Design Regulations Hurt Entrepreneurs, Consumers

Hilary Gowins | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Hilary Gowins

Given the innocuous nature of the profession, it seems absurd that 26 states require prospective interior designers to spend two or more years meeting the education and experience requirements necessary to receive a government-issued license to work.

Cosmetology Rules Show Absurdity of Occupational Licensing

Hilary Gowins | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Increasingly, going into business for yourself or embarking on a new career doesn't just require setting up shop and acquiring the necessary skills for success. It's about paying fees and meeting arbitrary government requirements.

Don't Be 'a Victim of Disorganized Thinking' -- Keep More of Your Hard-earned Cash

Mark Steber | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

As soon as you start thinking about starting a business, you should begin tracking your expenses -- whether you use an app, a notebook or go the old-school route and use shoeboxes, be sure to keep receipts and cancelled checks.

Bold New Plan to Help Brilliant, Creative People Get Paid

Lee Schneider | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Lee Schneider

Creative Commons creates a legitimate mechanism allowing sharing for free. But what if the artist wants a choice?

ReThink Review: Dear Mr. Watterson - Art and Business and Calvin & Hobbes

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The documentary Dear Mr. Watterson explores what makes Calvin & Hobbes so special, beloved, and influential, and why its creator was willing to take on newspapers and the comics industry not only to serve his creation, but comics in general.

No Sanity Yet in the American Response to Gun Carnage

Bob Herbst | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Bob Herbst

I love the freedom to roam the skies as much as gun owners love the freedom to shoot, but opposing necessary registration, licensing and training requirements to do so is, frankly, ridiculous.

Working in the Shadows: What Have We Learned About Informality?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.29.2013 | Home
Marcelo Giugale

In the average developing country, most people work outside the law -- they have no contract, are not registered, carry no license, pay no tax or make no pension contribution. They get no social benefits or labor protection either. They are "informal."

An Interview With Comics Legend Walt Simonson and His Adaptation of Alien

Bryan Young | Posted 01.12.2013 | Home
Bryan Young

For its part, the illustrated story of Alien is unlike any movie adaptation I've read. It manages to capture the essence of the film, the pacing, the terror, and the lived in feel better than any film-to-comic I've ever encountered.

Ron Dicker

'Linsanity' Trademark Fight Ends | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

Linsanity isn't what it was, but it's all Jeremy Lin's now. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected the remaining applicants for the Linsanity t...

Ron Dicker

Busted! Lawyers Go After Linsanity Weed | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Warning to marijuana shops selling Linsanity weed: Your buzzkill has arrived. Jeremy Lin's legal team has sent a flurry of cease-and-desist letters...

Looks Like A Go For Michael Jordan Lawsuit, After All

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Michael Jordan has found a Chinese court that will play ball with his trademark lawsuit, after all. The NBA hall of famer says his suit against Ch...

The Startup Act: A Proposal To Jumpstart The American Economy

Carl J. Schramm | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Carl J. Schramm

It's time to re-start America by jump-starting our startup engines of growth. We have no time to waste.

Musicians May Be Owed BILLIONS In Unpaid Royalties

David Kusek | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
David Kusek

If you are a recording artist or a manager and have been distributing music on iTunes under a deal with one of the big record labels, pay attention. ...

Yoga In The U.S.: Should There Be Stricter Licensing Standards?

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Since yoga has become an industry, someone needs to protect the consumer.

6 Ways To Fix The Mortgage Mess NOW

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

For all the talk of reform on Wall Street, a quicker and easier way to assure that big banks don't fail and small borrowers don't get screwed is to si...

Google Book Settlement 1.0 Is History

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

The parties are now going back to the drawing board to negotiate an amended settlement agreement. However, the GBS deal can't be fixed by tweaking a few details.

Learning How To License Your Business

Lynda Resnick's Blog | Lynda Resnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Just as Jason Thompson proved that art can be profitable, Lolita Healey has also turned her talent to riches. But unlike Thompson's Rag and Bone Binde...

Building Your Business From the Ground Up or Licensing Your Idea: Which Is Right for You?

Lynda Resnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lynda Resnick

To license, or not to license? Neither option is universally right or wrong. It all depends on which option is the best fit for you.