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Drug Testing in the Workplace
Sherman Andrew J
3/15/2002
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An effective drug-testing program can make your workplace safer. Base your policy on legitimate business considerations and apply it fairly. Here's how to comply with the law, avoid litigation and encourage employees to seek treatment.

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Evaluating Your Business's Legal Structure
FastTrac
11/11/2005
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The more you can use legal protections to safeguard your business, such as choosing the right legal structure at start-up, the easier it becomes to ensure nothing enters that could harm your business.

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Five Steps to Successful Outsourcing
Schulweis Kathleen B
9/1/2007
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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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Get Everything in Writing
Frank Carol E
6/1/2000
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Passionate about her business and experienced in number-crunching, entrepreneur Carol Frank nonetheless neglected to patent her product and to insist on a signed contract from her supplier. Next thing she knew, a competitor was copying her design. In the litigation that followed, the U.S. Customs and Frank's insurance company turned out to be surprisingly helpful.

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Getting "Lean"
Matthews Rod
8/1/2007
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After leaping into "Lean," Southern Vinyl Manufacturing gained efficiencies in nearly every area of its operations. Specifically, entrepreneur Rod Matthews explains the challenges and rewards of involving employees in finding and eliminating waste using the "Five Why" process. As a result of "getting lean," the company resolves manufacturing problems by digging deeply to identify root causes instead of just treating symptoms.

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Identifying Excellent Suppliers
FastTrac
1/18/2007
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Excellent suppliers keep their promises, providing supplies and services when you need them.

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Implementing Accounting and Support Systems
Rosen Dan
10/1/2006
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Implementing business operations must be done right at the outset of a company's launch. This article offers tips for selecting and implementing such systems, including payroll, accounting, document management, and data collection.

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Keeping Your Business Safe
Botto Greg
2/1/2007
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While this entrepreneur was building his IT support company, employees who also were family members were creating a rival business behind the scenes, stealing trade secrets and clients. This entrepreneur offers safeguards to protect your company.

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Legal Issues With Use of Independent Contractors
Cross Dan S
2/1/2007
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If you are considering using independent contractors or leased workers for your company, this article provides a detailed overview of the legal issues relevant to the employer, including IRS regulations and litigation.

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Legal Issues With Use of Leased Workers
Cross Dan S
2/8/2007
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If you are considering using leased workers for your company, this article provides a detailed overview of the legal issues relevant to the employer, including IRS regulations and litigation.

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