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Why You Should Ask Your Employees For Their Social Media Passwords

Before the House of Representatives passed the CISPA Act last month there was a last minute effort to include a provision that would explicitly ban employers from requiring their employees to hand over their social media passwords. The amendment was rejected, but it reopens the door for discussion on the topic.

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Equal Credit Card Opportunity for Stay-At-Home Spouses

Do you know the rules for getting a credit card if you rely on a spouse for the income to cover the debt you incur? Since the CARD Act in 2009 stay-at-home spouses have been generally unable to qualify for consumer credit cards. However, it looks like that is all going to change with updated regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Cyprus financial crisis boosts demand for digital dollars

They won’t make a sound no matter how many of them you try to toss in a bucket, and you can’t pitch them in a fountain and wish for good luck. But make no mistake, bitcoins are getting big.

The online alternative currency, previously little more than a curiosity in financial markets since its 2009 inception, has zoomed in trading value since the Cyprus banking crisis erupted two weeks ago.

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Social Media Policy: Why You Should Have One and How to Create One

It is your job to guide your business’s online culture and protect your brand’s online persona. Provide guidelines for your employees in the form of a Social Media Policy. This written document, similar to other codes of conduct you have for employees, will let them know what type of behavior you expect from them online and any limits as to what business-related information they can share in the public stream.

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Business Lessons From Mega-Entrepreneur Richard Branson

Like many entrepreneurs, Richard Branson loves creating things. He sees problems in the world and provides solutions. But unlike others, he has established many different businesses. In fact, in his 40+ years as an entrepreneur, he has developed over 100 brands.

Branson has given a lot of advice along the way. He has spoken on topics of starting a business, running a business, managing people, and hiring people. Let’s get into what he advises entrepreneurs.

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