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Pros and Cons of Software as a Service ("SaaS")

Today, the use of software as a service ("SaaS") is widespread and the cybersecurity considerations are an afterthought. Read More ›

Categories: Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Did you Know?, IT Contracts, Technology

Business Rap: Starting a Nonprofit Side Hustle

On January 2, Foster Swift business attorney John Mashni sat down for a discussion with other business professionals on Business Rap, a weekly radio show and podcast featuring Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners and decision makers discussing business trends, challenges and politics affecting employers and business owners. Read More ›

Categories: Did you Know?, Non-profit, Tax

Business Rap: Ransomware Survival Guide

With cyber attacks on the rise, one in four businesses will be at risk in the near future. Business owners now more than ever, need to take every precaution in the event of a breach. Read More ›

Categories: Cybersecurity, Did you Know?

Make Sure Your Holiday Gifts Don’t Get You Fined

On December 12, 2017 President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act. In part, the Act requires registration of all drones weighing more than .55 and up to 55 pounds, if you plan on flying them outside. Read More ›

Categories: Compliance, Did you Know?, Regulations

Business Rap: Investing in Multi-Family Homes

Whether you are looking at duplexes or massive apartment complexes, investing in multi-family units is entirely different from investing in single-family homes. Read More ›

Categories: Billing/Payment, Compliance, Radio Broadcasts

Business Rap: Investing in Single-Family Homes

On November 7, Foster Swift Business Attorney John Mashni, joined a round table discussion with other business professionals on Business Rap, a weekly podcast featuring Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners and decision makers discussing business trends, challenges and politics affecting employers and owners. Read More ›

Categories: Did you Know?

Are Ransomware Payments Tax Deductible?

Earlier this year it was revealed that hackers had seized 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, and over the course of the summer the hackers released the stolen property, including script summaries for "Game of Thrones," as well as scripts and entire seasons of other HBO shows. Read More ›

Categories: Cybersecurity

Forming a start-up venture with others? Consider a Founders' Agreement.

Co-founders of a start-up venture often find themselves excited and enthusiastic about getting their business idea off the ground. Amidst the whirlwind of developing a product or service and forming a team, it can be easy for the founders of the start-up to put legal work on the backburner.  That is often a costly mistake.  This blog post is the first in a series of articles on legal issues facing early stage ventures.  In this installment, we will discuss founders' agreements. Read More ›

Categories: Did you Know?, Startup

Equifax or EquiFaux Pas: Updates on the Equifax Breach

In September 2017, credit reporting agency Equifax announced that personal information for over 140 million U.S. consumers was potentially compromised. Equifax’s forensic investigations have put the number closer to 145.5 million. The compromised data includes names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers and even credit card numbers. Within a matter of weeks after the breach, Equifax’s CEO, Richard Smith, announced he was stepping down. It soon became clear that Equifax’s troubles were just beginning. Read More ›

Categories: Cybersecurity, Did you Know?, Digital Assets

#Sponsored: What Social Media Influencers Need to Know to Remain Compliant with the FTC

Influencer marketing on social media is a very big business. Here’s how it works: brands team up with individuals with large and engaged followings on social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram (i.e., “influencers”), and pay them to promote their products. Read More ›

Categories: Digital Assets, News, Regulations, Social Media