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5 Events That Necessitate An Immediate Review Of Your Insurance Coverage

When launching a new business, it’s critical to invest in the proper types and level of insurance coverage to protect your budding company from liability. But like other foundational business systems, if your insurance isn’t regularly reviewed and updated as your operation grows, your coverage may prove inadequate, putting your business at serious risk. In […]

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Protect Your Business With Restrictive Covenants

Employment agreements are a vital tool for laying out the specific terms and conditions of the employment relationship, so your employees and contractors understand exactly what’s expected of them while working for you. But employee agreements can also be used to prevent workers from harming your company after they leave your employment. Whenever an employee […]

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Cutting Corners With Contracts Can Cost You

Running a company is a massive responsibility, so putting a lot of thought and effort into your contracts might be pretty low on your list of priorities. But giving short shrift to your legal agreements can cost you big time—and in more ways than one. In order to save time and money, you may be […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Small-Claims Court

When running a business, it’s practically inevitable to experience minor disputes of one kind or another. Whether it’s a customer who refuses to pay their bill, a vendor who doesn’t deliver the goods you’ve ordered, or a contractor who fails to meet the terms of their agreement, such conflicts are a simple fact of doing […]

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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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3 Signs It May Be Time to ‘Break Up’ With a Client

If you’ve ever had clients who were more trouble than they were worth, you know how distressing such toxic relationships can be. It can be difficult to drop a client, especially if finances are tight, but sometimes the best thing you can do is to break off the relationship. It’s important to remember that not […]

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4 Tips For Running a Successful Business With Your Spouse

Upon first glance, starting a business with your spouse can seem like the ideal opportunity. You get to spend more time together, make money, and build your own company with someone you implicitly trust. If you have an amazing marriage, you should be just as successful at running a business together, right? Unfortunately, it’s not […]

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DOL Says Gig Workers Are Contractors, Not Employees

This week the Department of Labor issued an opinion letter signaling that it’s siding with business owners when it comes to determining whether gig workers like Uber drivers should be classified as employees or independent contractors. The DOL letter concluded these workers are contractors, not employees, and as such, they’re not entitled to federal protections […]

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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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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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