Starting a Startup: Save Some Time!

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The article and picture are property of Small Business Can.
Published on April 28th, 2016.

Even if you have a college degree that qualifies you as a Business professional, your first startup will be a major learning experience. While there’s no rule book for starting a business, it might save you a little trouble if you figure out some things first. Let’s take a look at a few pointers on starting a startup…

Read the rest over at Smallbusinesscan.com!

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Van Problems? Avoid them with these Pre-Tour Tips!

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Published on April 19th, 2016.
Picture and Article are property of Soundfly’s Flypaper Blog.

This last January, some very good friends of mine in the Arizona band Sundressed woke up in Salt Lake City to their trailer stolen. It was later found but all the gear was emptied and they were out almost $10,000. On top of that, their tourmates, Papertowns., had their van break down in California and had to drop off for close to half of the tour.

I’m no stranger to van problems, and while I’ve never actually been robbed on tour, several of my friends have been. It sucks, but it has also made me contemplate just about every possible worst-case van scenario when it comes to touring; and I now feel that much more prepared. I don’t just up and go anymore. Here are a few, often overlooked, things to think about when getting your tour van road-ready.

Read the rest over at Soundfly!

The Basics of Freelance Writing

Published on my Kinja site on April 12th, 2016.

While “writer” is not my job description, I do contribute quality content regularly on the internet. See, I spend a large amount of my time doing freelance writing, and while these pieces are often connected with my day job, freelance writing is not my primary task at work. Regardless, there are certain things I do to maintain respect and organization for my writing as its own brand, as well as the sites I write for. Would you like to do more writing and build some reputation around your name as a writer?

Read my tips here.

4 Ways to Kill Your Business Through Social Media

Submitted on March 14th, 2016.
Published in April, 2016.

Social Media is a common part of life nowadays, and business is never an exception. It exposes you before the world, sometimes for better, or sometimes for worse. It can make businesses soar, or it can crumple their reputation.

Nowadays, much of public figuredom is empowered, built, and kept afloat due to social media. Now that everything is public and available on the internet, it’s important to be conscious about how your social media accounts are presented.

Here’s a list of 4 Social Media Mistakes that could break your career – look out!

 

Criminal Defense and Suppressed Evidence

Originally posted on Robertlanterman.kinja.com on April 5th, 2016.

One of the most controversial court cases in American history is the trial of OJ Simpson. Chances are you’ve heard of it, even if you don’t know the details. In short, in 1994 Simpson was accused of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. There appeared to be an impressive amount of evidence against him, but due to a team of expensive, high profile criminal defense lawyers, he was acquitted of all charges and set free, only to have a judgment awarded him three years later. It appears that the evidence was enough to convict him the first time around, and it’s unlikely that somebody with fewer resources wouldn’t have gotten away with the same crime.

I worked especially hard on this one, read the rest of it here.