Chobani and Dov Seidman Wrestle Over Use of ‘How’ Trademark

I predict this is going to end badly for Dov Seidman. Seidman, who uses “How Matters” as his content calling card, is suing Chobani yogurt for its new “How Matters” ad campaign. Seidman can win if he can show two things; First, that his trademark is distinctive enough to not be…

Justices Weighing Wages for After-Work Screenings in Amazon Case

I’m pretty much obsessed with this case. Amazon – and the companies Amazon hires to deal with its warehouse employees – make its employees go through security screens before they leave work. The employees have to hike up to 20 minutes at the end of their physically brutal shift to get to the…

DARPA’s jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger

DARPA. DARPA. DARPA. Dude, DARPA’s making a jetpack to help you run faster. DARPA is the government’s innovation department. They invented the Internet and GPS, among other things. Once DARPA invents something and rolls it out, entrepreneurs come through and bring it to market for the rest of us….

A Major Accounting Firm Just Ran the Numbers on Climate Change

Climate Change is real: We’ve only got 20 years left Price Waterhouse Coopers, an old line, no-nonsense accounting firm, says we have 20 years left until we tumble into the abyss brought on by climate change. Pretty much only Australia and China have made progress on reducing their carbon…

Lampert Agrees to Lend Sears $400 Million

Sears gets fresh influx of cash World class douchebag, Eddie Lampert, bought Sears and promptly turned it into a fantasy of business without a human touch. Managers are pitted against managers in a race for Lampert’s budget and affection. Sales floor staff is slashed. The company invests the least amount…

AT&T: If you build your own broadband then we don’t get any of your tax money

AT&T Wants Your Tax Dollars The only problems we have in America are bad ideas. Here, AT&T is pushing the federal government to stop small towns from providing rural internet service where AT&T won’t. Instead, they want to be given tax dollars to do it. Why? Because the “free…

5 Things to Do to Become a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 5 Things to Do to Become a Business Broker Are you looking for a career change? Maybe something a little more challenging than what you’ve been doing? Read this list of 5 things you have to do to become a business broker….

10 Things to Do to Buy a Business Through a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 10 Things to Do to Buy a Business Through a Broker When Coco talked to two business brokers, Tony Calvacca and Marsha Barnett-King, a few weeks ago they gave her a lot of great content about how to buy and sell businesses…

5 Things to Do To Sell Your Business Through a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 5 Things to Do To Sell Your Business Through a Business Broker Coco Soodek interviewed Tony Calvacca, business broker for 17 years and State Board President of the New York Association of Business Brokers, about the things you need to do to…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Business Brokers

You can sell a business or buy a business through a business broker. A business broker is someone who markets and sells businesses for their owners. Business brokers get very little love or attention from reporters, and few people know about them or what they do or how they…