Steven C. Bahls

Growth Strategies

Word Games

Beware of ambiguous language in your contracts, and you'll avoid the headache of court battles.
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Criminal Records

Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, you'd better think twice before destroying those business documents.
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Witness Protection

What will a new whistle-blower clause mean to you and the way you do business?
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A Fran-What?!

Surprise! You may be involved in a franchise relationship and not even know it.
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Protecting Your Trademark Overseas

If you want a global empire, you'll have to tackle international trademark protection.
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Asking for a Fight

You have to get tough with transgressors if you want to protect your intellectual property.
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Shred of Evidence

Learn a lesson from Arthur Andersen: Destroying documents makes you look bad.
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Under the Radar?

You may be big enough to have to play by some rules, but too small for others. How do you know just what's applicable?
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Class Act

Congress takes a vote on reforming class-action litigation procedures.
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Shut Up Already!

No matter what the charges are, taking out an ad to defend yourself isn't a good idea--at least until the Supreme Court has its say.
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Feeling Woozy?

If it's from the toxins, call a doctor. If it's from inheriting someone else's mess, help is coming.
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Fire Proof

A thorough investigation is the only way to build a case against problem employees.
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Law of the Land

Government interest in your property could bring business to a screeching halt. Know how to work the system for the best deal.

Warning Trend

The forecast is bad if your company fails to caution the public about a possible danger.
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Professional Victims

How to protect yourself against "big fakers"?