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How to Protect Yourself from Negative Reviews as a Business Owner

Most online reviews, including nasty ones, are protected under the free speech clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, a business owner can sue a commentator for defamation if they post factually incorrect information. A false factual statement that hurts your business is not protected by the free speech clause of the Constitution. Absent such falsity, written misbehavior recorded online is part and parcel of business today. Even if the business does not have an online...

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What To Do About Bad Online Reviews For Your Business

Let’s face it, online reviews of your business by its customers are part and parcel of running a business in the digital age. Many of us check online reviews of businesses, especially restaurants or personal services firms like hair salons, before we try them out. A negative review can affect whether a consumer will seek your services or shop for a product in your retail establishment. If you search deeply, you may even acknowledge that you have written a review or two – publicly or...

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