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Real estate fraud comes in many forms

You may think that, because you are not a mortgage banker involved in predatory lending, you cannot face accusations of mortgage fraud. However, mortgage fraud can occur at any level of a real estate transaction, from lenders, borrowers, appraisers and other professionals. Whatever area of the real estate industry is your livelihood, you should know that authorities take fraud seriously, and if you are facing these allegations, you may have a lot on the line.

4 types of intellectual property

The ideas upon which you created your business likely act as the foundation for its success. As your company continues to grow, you, your partners and your employees have undoubtedly come up with numerous new ideas that have helped your business continue to flourish. A simple idea could easily turn into a tremendous business opportunity when given the right circumstances.

3 misconceptions that may have you reconsidering Chapter 11

When your business started facing financial struggles, you may not have felt an immediate sense of panic. Most companies face losses and are able to get back on track by utilizing the right business strategies. However, now that your company's financial situation has gotten increasingly worse, you may worry that recovery is no longer an option and that you may have to close down.

Advertising blunders that cost well-known companies millions

Regardless of the type of business you run here in California, you need to get your name out there in order to draw in customers. This makes marketing and advertising a vital part of nearly every business since word of mouth alone may not be enough to expand your customer base and make your business a success.

False harassment claims can devastate your career

Recent news is full of allegations of sexual harassment and worse, and powerful men seem to be losing their jobs, their reputations and millions in settlement money rather quickly after accusations become public. While it is unclear to outsiders the exact nature or level of some of these alleged acts, you may be concerned about your future if you are also facing such claims.

Seeking out the perfect business partner

If you have a plan for a new business, your head may be spinning with ideas to make your company a success. You may even hope to grow your business into a franchise or simply to expand in your area of California. Whatever your plans, you know you can't do it alone.

What's the next step if a customer fails to pay?

Although you may enjoy your work, you don't run your business just for fun. In all probability, you depend on it for your livelihood and the support of your employees. That's why one of the most frustrating parts of running a business is waiting for clients and customers to pay what they owe you.

Preparing for the sale of your business

It may seem like only yesterday when you started your business. Or maybe you took over for your father or mother and carried the tradition of hard work and success through another generation. At this point, however, you know it is time to sell the business and move on to something new.

Does your HR department fall short?

As a business owner, you may be fortunate to have years of carefree interactions with your employees. This may be the result of a diligent hiring process, seeking employees from a trustworthy pool or just luck. If an issue arises, you may be able to deal with it privately or have your HR representative handle it with minimal disruption.

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