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Avoid the Time and Expense of Litigation Using Arbitration

Going to court to settle a dispute is something most people want to avoid, especially business owners. Even if you end up winning your case, litigation is time consuming, costly, and almost never good for your brand. Yet, whether it’s with an employee, client, vendor, or some other entity, disputes are practically inevitable for all […]

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Avoid These 3 Frequent Causes of Small Business Lawsuits

It’s challenging enough to run a successful business without having to worry about getting sued. But in today’s highly litigious society, lawsuits are all-too-common, and you should take every necessary precaution to protect your company from unnecessary litigation. One of the worst aspects of lawsuits is that even if you win, you’re still on the […]

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3 Things You Should Never Do On Social Media

Social media offers you an amazing opportunity to authentically connect with clients, build brand awareness, and dramatically boost sales. When done right, social media can propel even a tiny business into a global phenomenon overnight. When done wrong, however, social media can do incredible damage to your brand in just as short of a time […]

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Questions and Answers About ACA Compliance for 2019

Over the past few years, the Trump administration and Republicans have consistently worked to weaken and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The most significant of these efforts was the 2017 Tax Cuts And Jobs Act (TCJA), which repealed the ACA’s individual mandate requiring all Americans have health insurance or pay a penalty. This repeal […]

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What You Should Know About Workplace Retaliation

When it comes to personal retaliation, you may think of acts such as giving a friend the silent treatment over a rude remark or not inviting someone to your party because they didn’t invite you to theirs. These vengeful acts may be petty and cruel, but they’re not illegal. Yet when it comes to workplace […]

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4 Big-Time Benefits of Content Marketing You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

Content is king. If you’re business is involved with IT or digital media, you’ve undoubtedly heard this popular adage more than a few times. The phrase originally entered our lexicon when Bill Gates used it as the title of an essay he posted to the Microsoft website in 1996. In addition to the title, Gates […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Goes Bankrupt Over Owner’s Mistake

Last week, we discussed three potential scenarios in which poor estate planning can cripple your business. However, the damage described in those three hypotheticals pales in comparison to what recently happened in real life to the owner of one of Canada’s hottest new startups. Gerald Cotten launched the cryptocurrency exchange QuardigaCX a little more than […]

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The Grave Risks of Using DIY Legal Documents

Need instructions for replacing your car’s spark plugs? Want to learn HTML? Looking to find the route home with the least traffic? You can find all of that—and just about anything else—with a quick Google search. Indeed, the amount of information you can gain from the Internet is staggering. But just because you can find […]

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Friends With Benefits: Navigating Employer-Employee Friendships—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we offered three strategies to help you successfully navigate employer-employee friendships. Here, we continue with the final four.  Developing close bonds with your employees is all but inevitable. Indeed, being friendly with your team members can make the job more rewarding and enjoyable for everyone. But there’s a […]

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Friends With Benefits: Navigating Employer-Employee Friendships—Part 1

Because we spend so much of our lives working, it’s practically guaranteed that you’re going to develop close bonds with your employees. And this is a good thing. Having a friendly relationship with your team members based on mutual respect, care, and concern can make the job more enjoyable for everyone—and even boost performance and […]

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4 Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Franchise

If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own business, but find the idea of building an entire operation from scratch too daunting, you might consider investing in a franchise. Since you’re getting an already proven business model and brand, purchasing a franchise can make the start-up phase quite a bit easier. In addition to getting […]

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