BCP Business Center: Your Link to the Law

Welcome to the BCP Business Center:  Your Link to the Law.  Explore and you’ll find practical compliance guidance on advertising, telemarketing, credit, data security, and other need-to-know topics for business owners and marketing professionals.  What else will you find?  The latest word on upcoming workshops, hot-off-the-presses staff reports, and new compliance videos.  We’ll do our best to keep things to the point with a minimum of ho-hum, a maximum of how-to, and as little yadda yadda yadda as a legal website can manage. 

The resources of the BCP Business Center are yours to share.  Editing an industry newsletter?  “Drop in” an article of interest to your colleagues.  Speaking at a client event or a community meeting?  Print publications directly from the Business Center or use the FTC’s bulk order site for free materials to give out.  Updating your own website or blog?  Link to the Business Center.  Conducting in-house training?  Incorporate the videos.

I’m really pleased to launch the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Business Center blog.  Through a blog, we can be a bit less formal than a traditional government website.  Remember that it's a two-way communication:  let us know your ideas about the kinds of resources you’d like to find here, and what you have to say about the latest developments. 

Bookmark the site, stop by often to find out what we’re up to – and let us know what’s on your mind when it comes to consumer protection.

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I read all of it thanks so much for your help

The BCP is a great resource for those of us who work in social media and other internet advertising. The information provided can help to keep us from creating a negative experience for consumers, and for ourselves as advertisers. Thank you for the informational.

The BCP provides a great resource for advertisers to avoid making errors in their newsletter advertising.

How do we as business owners fight against unfair competition from a city government? Seems like the small business man is not even noticed anymore. Crazy thing is this business I am talking about was one started by a small business and then city government decided to jump in when they saw the money potential. Yet they have destroyed something for the small business man. Any help on where to turn to would be great.

This is great news Mr. Vladeck!

How do we as business owners fight against unfair competition from a city government? Seems like the small business man is not even noticed anymore. Crazy thing is this business I am talking about was one started by a small business and then city government decided to jump in when they saw the money potential. Yet they have destroyed something for the small business man. Any help on where to turn to would be great.

Thanks for your post. This site is about advertising, credit, and privacy-related issues. If you have questions or comments about antitrust law, please send them to antitrust@ftc.gov.

- Alvaro Puig, Federal Trade Commission

This is great news Mr. Vladeck!

I think this is great that the FTC is now blogging and offering easier access to their materials for consumers. It is also great for us blogger who aggregate government news and information to the public via our own blogs and forums.

The internet is still the wild, wild west when it comes to commerce. Hopefully, with the help of government and the private sector, we can weed out the criminals, bad actors and scams by collaborative efforts based on simple blogging and search engine optimization.

Moe Bedard

Nice article, i look foward to using the blog. Alex

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