Building the Perfect Survey

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  Knowing what the client wants is the key factor to success in any type of business. News media, government agencies and political candidates need to know what the public thinks. Associations need to know what their members want. Large companies need to measure the attitudes of their employees. The best way to find this…

Legal Pitfalls for Business

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  Businesses face many pitfalls and challenges every day. Many small businesses are not prepared to meet some of these situations, resulting in lost time and resources. A few of these pitfalls are:   Insurance Workers’ Compensation Disaster Planning Taxes Security and Records Keeping Independent Contractor or Employee? Employer Liability for an Employee’s Bad Acts…

Trademarks

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  A trademark is a brand name.  A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services.   COPYRIGHT vs. TRADEMARK vs. PATENT…

Stress Reduction Techniques

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  Our brains and bodies react to dissatisfaction, unhappiness, anxiety, stress, anger, and threats in the same way, and to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the intensity (immediacy) of the actual or perceived situation.  The brain’s warning center sands a “squish” of chemicals that cause the body to prepare to run, fight, or…

The problem with peer-to-peer lending

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  Mark Gimein has an important story today about Prosper, which is required reading for anybody — myself included — who has some hope about peer-to-peer lending helping to disintermediate banks and get credit flowing again to individuals and small businesses. Prosper was one of the first companies to market in the peer-to-peer space, and…

50 Types of Trusts

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  Trusts can be established for a wide variety of purposes, and some types of trusts have more than one name.  This issue provides brief descriptions of 50 trusts.  The use of trusts has increased during the last 30 years as taxpayers attempt to nurture and preserve financial wealth for their spouses, children, and grandchildren. …