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Increasing the worth of a college degree

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Search the Internet for the question, “Is college worth it?” and you may be surprised by the answers. Even some higher education experts are saying, “No.” But the question can’t be answered meaningfully without first addressing two other questions. One ...

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The downside of anti-theft tracking software

Cristen Iris featured copy

Imagine walking into your office one morning and discovering that overnight some of your office equipment had been stolen, including a laptop. In this scenario, you had installed anti-theft software on the laptop. Immediately upon realizing the laptop was missing, ...

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Your employee handbook could be a liability (access required)

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Employee handbooks play an important role in communicating an employer’s policies and expectations regarding employee conduct. From a legal perspective, handbooks are helpful as long as they are accurate, up-to-date and do not unintentionally create contractual rights. But handbooks that ...

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Heed the construction cycle (access required)

Christian Steinbrecher

The construction industry is like many other industries. Its capacity to produce is limited by resources and expertise. Much like any other industry – the automobile industry, for example – there is a limit to the number of units it ...

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Protection against subcontractor defaults (access required)

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Among the worst nightmares for every construction project is the subcontractor default, where a particular trade subcontractor cannot meet its contractual obligations due to insolvency, mispricing or other misallocated risks. A subcontractor default poses potentially significant damages to the prime ...

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Plan now for your exit with intangible assets

Brad Frazer featured 2015

Because I am an intellectual property attorney, I see value in intangibles. If your start-up makes and sells wheelbarrows or shoes or widgets, the balance sheet entries associated with those tangible assets are relatively straightforward. So when you have your ...

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Short-term rentals are all the rage (access required)

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We hear from clients excited to place their homes into the short-term rental market, and we hear from home owner associations ranting about the problems associated with short-term rentals. A myriad of regulations need to be considered before placing a ...

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Turn your idea into reality

Steve Schossberger featured copy

I was recently in Sports Authority talking with the cashier about a new product. She exclaimed, “Wow, that’s really cool that you did this. How did you do it? I’ve had ideas, but, well you know…here I am.” As I ...

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Commercial property management takes skill and sensitivity (access required)

Tim Reid and Tammy Cox

Commercial property management is not for the faint of heart. A good property manager has to be equipped with a number of skillsets. They are part construction manager, part accountant, part engineer, part psychiatrist, part interior designer, and part landscape ...

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When alcohol abuse enters the workplace

rich meneghello

Football powerhouse USC fired its head football coach, Steve Sarkisian, in October after it was widely reported that he had been under the influence of alcohol during several team events. His termination provides a lesson for any employer wondering how ...

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