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Three Pillars of Organic Brand Growth
Founder and CEO of Global Icons, a brand-licensing agency.
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
Founder, Empowered By You
Maker Faire 2015
Director/ Serious Person- Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine St...
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
Associate Professor & Program Director, Environmental & Occupa...
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
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
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
Chief Tax Officer, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
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
Communications director at Red Cup Agency. Minimalist. Writing...
Creative Commons creates a legitimate mechanism allowing sharing for free. But what if the artist wants a choice?
Dear Mr. Watterson
- Art and Business and
Calvin & Hobbes
Gentleman farmer, film critic for ReThink Reviews
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
Civil Rights Lawyer and contributing opinion writer
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.
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Working in the Shadows: What Have We Learned About Informality?
Director of Financial Advisory and Banking Services at the Wor...
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
Filmmaker and Writer
For its part, the illustrated story of
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.
'Linsanity' Trademark Fight Ends
Busted! Lawyers Go After Linsanity Weed
Looks Like A Go For Michael Jordan Lawsuit, After All
The Startup Act: A Proposal To Jumpstart The American Economy
Carl J. Schramm
Robert E. Litan
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
Entrepreneur, author and teacher
Yoga In The U.S.: Should There Be Stricter Licensing Standards?
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan
Graduate, Columbia School of Journalism
Since yoga has become an industry, someone needs to protect the consumer.
6 Ways To Fix The Mortgage Mess NOW
Peter G. Miller
Nationally syndicated columnist and blogger at OurBroker.com
Google Book Settlement 1.0 Is History
Professor, UC Berkeley
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.
Building Your Business From the Ground Up or Licensing Your Idea: Which Is Right for You?
Vice Chairman, Roll Global
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.
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