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Identity theft is a concern not only for entrepreneurs, but also for their employees and customers. A security breach that releases social security numbers or other sensitive information may require you to alert the victims and the authorities ASAP. Bonus: several helpful links to other guidance and information.
Although the type of distribution channel you choose depends on your industry, type of products or services, and the business model, many entrepreneurs slightly adapt their distribution strategy to better meet the needs of customers.
Just as with hiring internal managers and staff, using external support requires careful planning and selection. Before you select a consultant or contractor, determine your budget, scope of work, timeline, measures for success, and other resources available to support the people who will do the work. Use this worksheet to help you think through important issues and to guide you in the selection process.
Educating your employees about the consequences of violating company policy may prevent sexual harassment problems. Here's how to ensure compliance and avoid lawsuits.
With the recent opening of Ottawa’s newest co-working space, the city might be seeing an emerging trend towards shared offices.
Currently, there are two co-working spaces: Freedom Café, which opened last month, and the Code Factory, which opened in May 2008.
Six Disciplines energized this manufacturing firm as its CEO and management team struggled to motivate and reward employees by measuring performance. Engaging employees in ongoing strategic planning, using Six Disciplines software to stay focused on the plan, and remaining accountable for performance resulted not only in increased enthusiasm and efficiency. An unexpected benefit was that it helped management and employees learn how to work much better together.
When identifying an appropriate legal form of business, most often entrepreneurs consider these factors—control, taxes, liability, transferability of ownership, longevity of the business, and raising capital. The key is to identify the legal structure that best meets your needs and the needs of your business.
In an ideal world, you would select a legal form of business, understanding every legal and tax implication. The reality is that you must rely on the advice of attorneys and accountants to help you make this decision. They can anticipate your concerns based on their experience and on information you provide. Still, the legal structure of the business is your decision to make and live with.
The six legal forms of doing business are:
This article will delve deeper into the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of each structure.
Entrepreneurs know they need to innovate. The fact is, one academic shows, startup business owners are more apt to kill innovation than embrace it.
Successful global entrepreneurs actually thrive during difficult times and find opportunities, according to a new Ernst & Young study. Read more about their secrets to success.
The litigation process is expensive and needs continuous involvement and monitoring. And having a plan is key. This article offers strategies and insights on these topics and more for entrepreneurs who encounter litigation.
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