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What to Do When Your Outsourced App Developer Screws Up
Contracts

What to Do When Your Outsourced App Developer Screws Up

Not all relationships are perfect when building an app. Here are four tips to follow if you need to get out of the weeds with an unprofessional developer.
Rahul Varshneya
Using an Independent Contractor? You Need a Rock-Solid Contract.
Control What You Can

Using an Independent Contractor? You Need a Rock-Solid Contract.

Using proper legal agreements can minimize risk and improve productivity.
Jonathon Ende
Why SunTrust Required Laid-off Employees to 'Be on Call' for 2 Years in Severance Package
Severance Pay

Why SunTrust Required Laid-off Employees to 'Be on Call' for 2 Years in Severance Package

The company didn't really mean it, though. Here's what businesses can learn from the bank's confusing cooperation clause.
Dan Steiner
The Secret to Selling to Big Companies
Closing Sales

The Secret to Selling to Big Companies

You're smart; you're agile; you can do things the big guys can't. What's to worry about?
John Ruhlin
No Strike for Now as Verizon, Unions Continue to Negotiate
Verizon

No Strike for Now as Verizon, Unions Continue to Negotiate

Current contracts have expired, but Verizon employees are still at work.
9 Ways to Negotiate a Contract Like a Boss
Negotiating

9 Ways to Negotiate a Contract Like a Boss

Finding common ground is an emotionally fraught process. But you have to keep the relationship positive. These are the people you're going to be working with if the contract ends up being signed.
Stephen Key
5 Ways to Never Miss a Deadline
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5 Ways to Never Miss a Deadline

The good news is you won a big contract. The bad news is you committed to do the impossible.
Steve Tobak
Remember: Divorce Is Nothing Compared to Business Breakups
Ready To Launch

Remember: Divorce Is Nothing Compared to Business Breakups

Strong businesses prepare for worst-case scenarios.
Carly Okyle
Get Business Agreements in Writing
Ready To Launch

Get Business Agreements in Writing

You might be friends first, but keep things documented when entering a business arrangement.
Carly Okyle
4 Tips for Pursuing Government Contracts
Government Contracts

4 Tips for Pursuing Government Contracts

Searching for new, paying clients? Here's what you need to know to score opportunities for small businesses and women- or minority-owned firms.
Drew Hendricks
The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract
Franchise

The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract

A real estate professional with multiple offices discovers critical terms of her business arrangement the hard way.
Stacey Alcorn
How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations
Negotiating

How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations

Reading the fine-print is important, but big picture items -- and a little humor -- go a long way.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work
Entrepreneurs

5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work

Zero hour contracts, already common in UK and Europe, are likely to catch on in the US.
Maite Baron
Be Calm, Flexible and Speak Up in a Negotiation, and Everyone Can Win
Negotiating

Be Calm, Flexible and Speak Up in a Negotiation, and Everyone Can Win

Follow these nine steps to get a fair deal that both parties are comfortable with.
Stephen Key