Risk Management

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Keep Your Next Business Venture From Failure

Randy Garn, entrepreneur and coauthor of “Prosper: Create the Life You Really Want,” gives examples of why some business ventures fail, why you shouldn’t go to friends and family for guidance, and who you should turn to for advice instead.

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How to Manage Your Business Risk

Is your business risk level too high for your comfort? Find out how to manage your business risk using three proven solutions.

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Protecting Your Small Business Against Patent Trolls

Patent trolls file vague patents that they have no intention of using in order to establish grounds for frivolous lawsuits. How can business owners protect themselves?

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Signs That it Might Be Time to Fire an Employee

Are you a small-business owner hesitant to fire an employee? Here are three signs it might be time to let them go.

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How to Fire an Employee Gracefully

Having to let employees go is one of the most difficult jobs any employer has to do. While one can’t make a dismissal pleasant, there are ways to fire staff gracefully.

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Protect Your Small Business From a Disaster

Don’t let a man-made or natural disasters disrupt your business operations. Find out how to protect your business from the unexpected.

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Common Small-Business Scams

Sometimes, small-business owners may be so busy with the usual day-to-day business activities items that they leave their guard down. That’s when fraudsters and scam-artists strike.

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Which Types of Insurance Does Your Small Business Need?

Insurance is key to any small-business risk-elimination strategy. Here’s a list of types of insurance small-business owners should consider, and the benefits of each.

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How Small Businesses Can Survive Natural Disasters

When natural disasters occur, they’re often quite devastating for small businesses. What can small-business owners do to help their businesses survive natural disasters?

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Health Insurance Regulations for the New Year

The new year is in full swing, but some small-business owners still not quite certain about what 2014 means in terms of new healthcare regulations. Here’s a rundown.

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How to Protect Your Small Business From Lawsuits

While there is no way to prevent lawsuits entirely, there are ways to lower a small business’s odds of being sued, and to mitigate the damage that a lawsuit might cause.

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The Risks of Entrepreneurship

Are you prepared for the risks of entrepreneurship? Learn about the risks of entrepreneurship and what it really takes to start a business.

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Business Problems Can Be Contagious. Keep Your Business Healthy

Despite your best efforts, other business’s fiscal problems can become issues for your small business, as well. How does this happen, and what can you do to prevent it?

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How to Protect Your Business From Cybercrime

You wouldn’t leave your business’s front door unlocked overnight, but if you do not protect your business from cybercrime, you might as well be. Learn how to protect your business.

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Easy Ways to Prevent Shoplifting in Your Small Business

If you run a small retail business, shoplifting can take a bite out of your profits. What are some effective and affordable methods of thwarting would-be shoplifters?

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Disability Insurance and How It Can Save Your Business Credit

Does your small business have a disability insurance policy? Find out why it is so important to have disability insurance for your business.

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Don’t Let What Happened to Target Happen to Your Small Business. Secure Your Data

Obviously, Target’s data breach has been messy, embarrassing, and costly. If you don’t think something like this could happen to your small business, think again. Learn how to stop it.

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Want to Limit Business Risk? Learn How to See It Coming

Business risk can never be completely eliminated, but small-business owners can mitigate it. So, where does business risk come from, and how can we see it coming?

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Your Business’s Credit Policy: A How-To

One of the most effective means of mitigating credit risk is to create and implement a credit policy, but for some entrepreneurs, this may seem like a challenging task.

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Get a Handle On Your Clients’ Creditworthiness

Take control of your credibility by effectively monitoring your clients’ creditworthiness.

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Can Your Small Business Afford to Provide Employee Health Care?

How will the ACA really small-business owners? Will your small business be able to afford to offer health care options to its employees? Will you be required to do so?

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Counting Employees for the Affordable Care Act

The way that the ACA calculates the number of employees can be confusing. Let’s take a look at the ACA’s credit for small-business owners, and how FTEs are calculated.

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Protect Your Business Assets

The term “cash” includes all liquid assets such as checking accounts, savings accounts, and the like. Good business planning watches cash through five cash cycles. Learn more.

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3 Reasons To Take Your Business Paperless

Save your small business office money and conserve resources by making your company “paper-free”.

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How Unethical Behavior in the Workplace Could Be Killing Your Credit

Is unethical behavior ruining your business reputation and credit? Here are five examples of unethical behavior in the workplace.

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