News of cell phone abuse behind the wheel keeps getting louder and more tragic, with reports of Snapchat's speed filter -- an app that notates the speed of travel during a selfie photo -- causing accidents across the county. Snapchat has over 150 million users each day and is popular with younger users. Its speed filter was in use during a deadly Florida crash last month as a 22-year-old driver surpassed 100 mph minutes before his death.
Last week, we began discussing how budding -- or perhaps even accidental -- entrepreneurs may want to consider organizing as a sole proprietorship, one of the most popular business structures.
It's a story that has become increasingly common thanks to the proliferation of social media platforms. A person makes a particular item purely for fun, posts some images on their Facebook account and it suddenly generates hundreds -- if not thousands -- of likes. From there, they decide to start offering their crafty item for sale on the Internet, perhaps via e-commerce sites like Etsy, and start realizing a profit.