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The Six Sigma manufacturing process drives production to near-perfect levels, seeking less than 3.4 defects per million output units. Here, the basic purpose and process of the Six Sigma methodology, and its connection to "lean" manufacturing, are clearly explained for entrepreneurs. The article also provides tips on getting started and guidelines to successful implementation.
The founders of a provider of outsourced information technology services advise that entrepreneurial companies maximize trust with vendors.
Entrepreneurial companies should consider complying with an internationally recognized set of quality standards known as ISO as a way to mitigate risk, benchmark progress, and attract customers to an untested enterprise, say the founders of a consultancy.
Educating your employees about the consequences of violating company policy may prevent sexual harassment problems. Here's how to ensure compliance and avoid lawsuits.
Learn what a license really covers, what details to spell out and how to provide for accurate record-keeping, so as to prevent trouble later on. This article reviews the basic provisions, from boilerplate to bones of contention.
The process of going through a legal audit isn't easy, but the risks associated with avoiding the issue are too high for any company to bear. Doing so is not only necessary, but beneficial.
Outsourcing provides a solution to a wide variety of tasks that may not be efficient for a company to handle itself, especially an early-stage business that needs to focus on its top priorities.
Business conflicts are inevitable, which means you need legal counsel to guide you through potential litigation. This article is a comprehensive review of alternative courses to litigation, including arbitration, mediation, and private judging.
When facing the prospect of litigation, entrepreneurs should be sure to explore all of the options beyond forging ahead to court. This tool is a series of checklists designed to help entrepreneurs conduct a litigation-focused cost-benefit analysis, such as deciding to explore settlement or alternative dispute resolution.
The devils plaguing entrepreneurs who outsource are indeed in the details. Getting it right involves sidestepping five common pitfalls and following five commonsense practices. Basic to a successful outsourcing relationship: Does everyone agree on what the deliverables will be?
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