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    Combat Fraud

    Take These Five Steps in Your Business

    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) advises organizations to take the following measures to help manage risk, combat fraud, and decrease losses:

    Fraud and Theft

    Is your business the victim of fraud or theft?

    Helpful Tips for Performing Background Checks

    Learn from background checking services executives on what to do!

     

    Performing Background Checks for Your Home-Based Business

    Many Businesses — Even the Smallest—are Running Background Checks on Key People.

    By Christopher J. Bachler

    You may be on the verge of forming a business partnership, hiring someone to work with finances, or taking on a major client.  That could all be good news — unless you fall in with irresponsible or dishonest people.  And that’s why lots of businesses — even the smallest—are running background checks on key people, just to be safe.

    Contract, What Contract?

    So You Think You Have an Iron-Clad Contract? Think Again.

    By Gene Marks

    Face it. Your customers and vendors do not read their contracts. And they don’t hear what you’re telling them. And when problems happen, you can waste a lot of time and money fighting with customers. Penny pinchers are prepared to minimize this cost. I learned about this from a customer of mine.

    Cover Your Legal Bases

    Even if Just a Part-Time Business, it Makes Sense to Use a Legal “Professional”
    By Jim R. Sapp

    While you may be able to handle most of the issues that will arise in a new part-time business, you will want professional assistance for more complex legal issues. Even the smallest businesses need legal advice from the beginning. Don't wait until you have a legal problem to look for an attorney.

    Home Business Owners Beware of Contractor Status

    Small Business Worker Classification: Independent Contractor or Employee?

    It is extremely important to know the classification of your workers and to make sure you pay them correctly and then report those payments correctly to the IRS at the end of the year.

    Making a Mark for Your Home-Based Business

    By Carol Desmond
    What is a trademark? A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services produced or provided by one enterprise from those of other enterprises.

    What Structure is Best?

    Determine the Best Legal Business Structure for Your Business
    By Kurt English, Esq.

    As the owner of a sole proprietorship, you will have unlimited personal liability When you start a business, you should consider what type of structure you want.

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