Lukewarm Is No Good – Turning Your Hobby into a Business In celebration of Roald Dahl Day  last Wednesday, someone posted the above quote from the multi-talented British novelist (and short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot) on r/GetMotivated on Reddit. This quote describes an approach to life that some have naturally, but most pursue through self-reflection, hard work, trial and error. I’m part of...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued an updated version of its Endorsement Guides, which includes important information about the FTC’s current thoughts on when and how material connections between brands and endorsers should be disclosed. In yesterday’s post, I discussed some background information about the theory behind FTC rules and endorsements and summarized some...
Last Thursday, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that ASSETS, a Lancaster-based nonprofit organization dedicated to creating economic opportunity and cultivating entrepreneurial leadership, was awarded a grant of $102,598 through the Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME) program. PRIME grants aim to help small businesses gain access to capital. This makes ASSETS an...
Copyright Update: Monkey See, Monkey Settle A federal court case involving who has the exclusive rights to a selfie taken by a monkey has settled. As mentioned in Part 4 of my series on Intellectual Property Law Basics, at the trial court level, a federal judge determined that animals cannot own copyrights. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) appealed...
I’ve been eagerly anticipating new developments on the federal overtime rules since last year, and after almost a year of inactivity, it appears there may be a revised rule on the way. Here’s the background: early last year, the Department of Labor announced a revision to the federal overtime requirements which would expand workers’ eligibility...
Lawyers aren’t known as the most forward-thinking, technologically savvy group. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since a key principle of the American judicial system is the concept of precedent; making decisions now that are bound by decisions of the past. Attorneys are notoriously hesitant to adopt change. But in today’s constantly changing legal market,...
As a recent graduate of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class and member of the ACHIEVE Committee, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the programs that Leadership Lancaster offers to Lancaster County. For more information on my experience, check out the following series of Reflections on Leadership Lancaster posts: About One Month In, Part...