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When Bad Things Happen to Good Businesses

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on Thursday, 06 March 2014
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planSeven Tips to Help Your Business Plan for the Unexpected

No matter how well-intentioned one is when starting a business, there will be days when things do not go as planned. Sometimes, problems arise that may be unexpected such as a workplace accident, frivolous lawsuit, or natural disaster, and it’s often how well a company has planned for adversity that determines a company’s future.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the unexpected:

1. Ensure that your company is properly set up for the type of business you intend to do. Spend time determining what type of entity your company should be, and be certain that if your future plans include expansion that you will be able to accommodate growth to additional jurisdictions or countries.

2. Be properly insured for your type of business. Certainly, there are specific statutory requirements, such as Worker’s Compensation Insurance, but you should also have a professional provide you with an opinion as to what other insurance you should require. Also, don’t forget to check any insurance requirements that your customers may have of your company. This can be especially important should you plan on performing work on your customers’ premises, or should any supply agreement you enter into with a customer include an indemnity clause.

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Communication Matters

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on Wednesday, 08 January 2014
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writing picIn truth, English composition was not my strong suit in high school.  I had no troubles with mathematics and music, but the study of languages, in general, just didn’t excite me very much.  Strangely, however, I seem to be increasingly called upon by clients and associates to vet their writing.  I’ve become a stickler for proper business communication in my own businesses, and I’ve become somewhat dismissive of businesses that can’t be bothered to communicate clearly.

The examples I see of poor business communication are seemingly limitless.  For instance, I’m particularly puzzled as to why job applicants for positions requiring strong communication skills would submit résumés containing errors in spelling and grammar.  Why would a potential employer hire an applicant to represent their company when the applicant cannot effectively represent himself or herself?

I completely understand that the written word is not everyone’s forte.  In fact, I include myself amongst those whom I do not consider the most skillful of writers.  It’s my strong belief, however, that written communication containing errors demonstrates a lack of respect by the writer for the recipient.

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