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Social Media: This isn’t the Wild West Part 2

In Business 101, Online Business Necessities by Shannon MontgomeryLeave a Comment

Welcome back to my series on, how not to get in trouble working as a social media influencer. Ok, I am still working on the best way to describe these articles. This week we are going to focus on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for advertising, marketing, and endorsements as it applies to social media. The FTC is concerned …

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Top 6 Benefits to Starting Your Business the Legal Way

In Business 101, Contracts 101, Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

I spend the majority of my time counseling budding entrepreneurs about the importance of setting their businesses up the legal way. And I don’t just mean filing your taxes properly so the IRS doesn’t come after you. There is a lot that goes into doing thing the right way, and protecting what it is you’re building. I know the new …

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Influencer Immunity: It doesn’t exist

In Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

I have the pleasure of working with multiple social media influencers. They typically hate that word, but for lack of a better term that is what we are going to use for this article. I think this is going to be the start of a series on what not to do as an influencer, or how to stay out of …

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Protecting Your Membership Site

In Business 101, Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

I am currently working with a wonderful group of people to get their membership site up and running and of course, legally protected. Membership sites are becoming more and more popular amongst the online entrepreneurial crowd particularly influencers who have a large following and are looking for ways to monetize what they’re putting out. A membership site allows you to …

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What the FTC has to say about your Coaching Business

In Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against a well-known company for misrepresentations regarding its online business coaching program. The company overstated (to put it politely) the potential earnings one could make if they were to purchase a business coaching membership with the company. The case has since settled (for an insane amount you’ll find out …

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Online Coaching Legal Checklist

In Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

The internet is a magical place full of information, funny memes, and endless possibilities. With the rise of technology and social media, online coaching has become more and more popular. You can find an online coach for almost anything from business growth to booty growth, if you want to improve it, there’s a coach for that. Which is great for …

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Don’t Forget the Terms of Purchase!

In Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

I’ve discussed terms of service, or terms and conditions for your website. You can always go check that article out here. But today I want to discuss another area where having some terms and conditions on your website is so very crucial to the success of your online business. Online Stores protection 101: So no, this isn’t a cybersecurity article …