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Brexit Unknown Makes UK Businesses Nervous

Brexit is certainly making businesses nervous right now, and there are many reasons for that. Despite almost three years having passed since the original vote, things are no clearer as to what the impact will be on business or what kind of trading relationships the UK will have with the EU going forward. Therefore, some […]

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If You Own A Business, You Need An Estate Plan

It’s an unfortunate fact that arguments over material possessions break out between family members when somebody dies. It’s rough when one beneficiary thinks they’re entitled to that person’s possessions and financial resources more than the others. The complexity of the situation is amplified when the deceased person owned a business. If you’ve got a family, […]

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4 Things to Consider When Creating a Business Continuity Plan

One of the biggest mistakes a business owner can make is abiding by the “it will never happen to me” rule in regards to disasters. Each year, thousands of natural disasters occur all over the country. Acts of nature like wildfires or floods can lead to a business closing for long periods of time. The […]

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How a Lawyer Can Help SEC Whistleblowers

The job of the SEC whistleblower law firm is to ensure that you can report all instances of abuse without fear of reprisals. A whistleblower’s job is critically important, and his or her courageous actions protect investors and ensure that the markets are fair for everyone. As brave individuals stand up to the corruption that […]

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6 Common Oilfield Accident Injuries and How to Avoid Them

The numbers paint a grim picture: the oilfield industry is one of the most dangerous ones. So much so that the number of deaths caused by oilfield accidents increased by 100% in 2015 compared to 2007. That’s staggering! Of course, not every accident leads to lost lives, but the numbers are high enough to make […]

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3 Ways to Maximise Health and Safety Benefits for Businesses

Health and Safety laws don’t just protect workers. In fact, compliance with regulations like COSHH (the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) can produce huge advantages for business. An agency that provides staff with a safe, supportive and comfortable environment increases the likelihood of better morale, which in turn can improve performance and success […]

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Illinois A.G. Issues Workplace Guidelines for Immigrants

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently released guidelines expected to positively impact the rights of immigrants in the workplace. Following a series of policy shifts and significant federal court cases that underscored changes to programs, employees and employers have been uncertain about how the new rules alter rights and obligations in the workplace. The policy […]

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5 Things To Consider When Starting a New Business

The New Year is now almost here, and it’s this time of year that many people make a resolution to commit to changing their life for the better. Now, if you’ve been sitting on a business idea for some time but have let the fear of failure hold you back – chances are you will […]

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3 Common Workplace Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Throughout 2015 and 2016, men made up 64 percent of serious workplace claims in Australia, while women made up 36 percent. To qualify as a serious workplace claim, the worker must be left incapacitated (making them miss a full week of work or more), and workers’ compensation must accept the claim. While not all injuries […]

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Considerations for Entrepreneurs Working Abroad

The world is getting smaller as technology makes it possible for many entrepreneurs to set up shop anywhere their heart desires. Consultants and freelancers are using their job as a way to see the world without sacrificing any income. However, working abroad as an entrepreneur isn’t always as simple as it sounds. Here are some […]

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Avoiding Malpractice Claims in Your Healthcare Business

Members of the medical profession are always working under the cloud of having a malpractice claim made against them. Apart from the fact that they take caring for their patients very seriously, they also have to try to avoid this happening as well. According to a HealthAffairs study, medical malpractice-related costs reach more than $55 […]

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Protecting a Small Business from Divorce

No one expects to get divorced when they say “I do,” but the reality is that 40-50% of marriages end in divorce. Ending a marriage and uprooting your life can be painful and challenging, but for business owners, these effects are amplified. Suddenly, your livelihood and all that you’ve worked hard to build is in […]

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5 Must Know Tips for Buying a Franchise

Purchasing a franchise is a popular way to start a new business. Franchising is a great way to expand a business so when it’s done well both the franchisor and the franchisees can profit from being in business together. There’s a contract between the two that needs to be thoroughly assessed and the franchisee needs […]

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Prevent a Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Your Business

Did you know up to 3 million workers are injured in the workplace every year? For employers, this means the chances of being involved in an accident are high. And, depending on the person and the country, a lawsuit might be likely to follow. Some people, such as Dave George, can’t blame their company for […]

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Top Tips for Totally Divorce-Proofing Your Business

Did you know that the divorce rate for first marriages in the United States is 41%? The majority of couples (around 59%) may never get divorced. But as these statistics show, there’s about a 50/50 gamble when it comes to staying married. Of course, there’s a lot at stake when a married couple decides to […]

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The Advantages Of Successful Mergers And Acquisitions Explained

Business mergers and acquisitions could be an effective strategy for growing the bottom line. Organizations usually consolidate to increase market access, remove excess capacity, develop new businesses, acquire technology more quickly, and improve the performance of the target company. In most cases, organizations acquire or merge because they want to grow with a goal of […]

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