Do I Need Legal Protection for My Website?

Do I need legal protection for my website?

~by Cate Cole~ . Does your website need legal protection? The short answer is YES!  Websites are like a room in our house. The one everyone congregates in when they first drop in.  I always say to people, if the business were bricks and mortar, it would be the shopfront. And, just like any stores, there are always boundaries or rules about the space.  Unlike buildings, it’s hard to control the “entry”, but we can set down guidelines about how visitors to your website use the space. This is done with a “Website Terms and Conditions”, which is basically a

The Biggest Business Mistakes I’ve Made – and the Lessons I’ve Learned

~by Haley Lynn Gray~  . What I’ve learned in business is that there will be plenty of failures and a few successes. Sometimes the greatest success is learning from the failures, because those will frequently teach us the most profound lessons. I think that because I have such a fabulous education in business, I was able to avoid a number of business mistakes. But I made others because I never learned about those in school. If only it were that easy. Here are some common business mistakes … I hope you can learn from them as I did. 1. Think carefully

Business Finances: How White Collar Crime Can Affect Your Company

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . White collar crime can create a huge amount of problems for any business. All it takes is one bad employee or external associate to wreak havoc on your business. This makes it essential that every company have steps in place to prevent crimes from happening. This  includes having clear policies to inform employees of all legal requirements and also monitoring employees and records to identify any discrepancies and other potential signs. Having mechanisms like these in place can go a long way towards helping your business prevent fraud, embezzlement, extortion, theft and other common white collar

Corporate Law: Why Your Business Needs a Lawyer for Stockholder Disputes

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . There are a variety of reasons for stockholder disputes. The two most common disputes for small companies arise when stockholders are deadlocked with no majority, and when a minority stockholder believes that the company isn’t being run in its best interests. The Deadlock Deadlocks are usually seen in small 50/50 corporations. The partners might not realize it, but in the governing documents of their corporation and stockholders agreement, provisions could be in place in case of a deadlock. Those provisions may well be subject to interpretation. They might involve a buyout, mediation or even winding up

6 Tips for Establishing a Solid Online Reputation

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~by Dixie Somers~ . As a business owner, you may understand that information posted on the Internet about your company can make or break you. People respond well to positive reviews, and they’ll carefully avoid companies that have a negative reputation online. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to safeguard your company’s reputation and encourage more positive information online. 1. Monitor Facebook Facebook is the single largest social media site with 1.44 billion people actively using it every month. You can use your Facebook business account to get your information out to customers, improve brand awareness and promote