Once upon a time, your business reputation resulted mainly from your own actions and words—and those of your customers. But that’s an old story. Today, business reputation also hinges on the behavior of your employees. And when their words or deeds are insulting, harassing, or demeaning—and begin to replicate virally on social media—watch out!
Going through a divorce? Launching a business? Hurt in a car accident? Writing a will? Facing a lawsuit? In any of these situations, you may consider hiring a lawyer to advise you or represent your interests. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers the following advice to help you be smart when you choose — and use — legal representation.
Everyone wants to feel safe in their home, so when home security salespeople come knocking, their pitch can be convincing. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, and your state Attorney General urge you to use caution when you consider what security system sales agents have to offer.
Fifty years ago, a French electrical technician invented the Etch A Sketch. Although André Cassagnes died recently at the age of 86, his Etch A Sketch lives on—in children’s games, artists’ doodling, and political operatives’ faux pas (i.e., in Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign). But what hasn’t survived is the notion of complete erasability. In the Internet era, words, pictures, misdeeds, gossip, lies—they’re all out there for everyone to see . . . forever.