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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Capturing consent post-GDPR

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is an unprecedented new data-protection law that imposes compliance with stricter privacy rules, giving individuals greater control over...

Fire up your sales force

A small-business owner was in trouble. She decided to call in an expert sales consultant to give her an outsider’s viewpoint. After she had...

Life lessons from a centenarian golfer

It is no secret I love to play golf. And it’s no secret I have conducted a lot of business on the golf course....

Cybercrime and small business: How to address evolving threats

“Who’d go after a business like mine?”That’s a common misperception: that cyber thieves only go after big targets, such as Equifax Inc., the Pentagon...

Tackling housing affordability

As the political winds appear to be shifting in Democrats’ favor after an eight-year electoral cycle dominated by Republicans, expect a renewed push to...

Are you ready to steal employees from your Mass. competitors?

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column.)Massachusetts has recently enacted a law that will render some restrictive covenants unenforceable.The law starts...

Raise the roof when asking for a raise

Pete walked into his boss’s office. “Ms. Smith, I’ll be straight with you. I know the economy isn’t great, but I have three companies...

Why too many liberal professors is a problem

Suppose that you start college with a keen interest in physics, and you quickly discover that almost all members of the physics department are...

Learn R.I.’s usury law

Several recent cases, including one filed against a prominent Providence law firm, have centered upon violations of Rhode Island usury law. That law is...

The brilliance of resilience

Baseball great Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times over the 22 seasons he played.And during those 22 seasons, he hit 714 home runs, a...
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