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The pace of business keeps you on the run. You need to make (SMART) decisions and take action quickly (FAST). Business attorney Jean Sifleet created the SMART FAST® blog to help. Whether you’re a start up company or an established company, SMART FAST® provides information that can help you make more informed business decisions. This is information – not legal advice.
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Category Archives: Business Practices
There are only so many hours that you can work – so you need employees to help make the business successful. Key Learning – “Hire for attitude, train for skills.” It’s great to hire experienced people who can … Continue reading
Growing your business requires handling more work. Systems are critical to handling the work and the people in a predictable and consistent manner. Just like sidewalks and highways make cities function better, systems are the infrastructure for business growth. Many … Continue reading
Leases are important legal documents and usually are very one-sided in favor of the Landlord. Landlord problems are the last thing you need when you are trying to get a business going. It’s a big distraction – and even though … Continue reading
I have not been posting for the past six months because I have been on an “Entrepreneurial Sabbatical”. Over the years, my practice as a business attorney has grown and provided many great opportunities to help clients solve business problems. … Continue reading
Google Books (http://www.books.google.com) provides access to digitized copies of books. Google scans and indexes the books, making them searchable online. This greatly enhances access to information – from anywhere on the planet. Is this “copyright infringement” or “fair use” in … Continue reading
In the start up of a business, it’s common for some people to contribute money and others to contribute time and effort with “an understanding” that they will share in the future success of the business. Sometimes “equity earn-ins” are … Continue reading
In her new book, Gail McMeekin has pulled together some really practical advice — – into 12 essential steps. The book is inspiring – with the stories and experience of thirty successful women — and the patterns reinforced with her thirty years … Continue reading
Or better yet, read The Checklist Manifesto by Boston surgeon Atul Gawande. It’s a great read! With compelling stories and diverse examples (from a broad range of occupations including surgical teams, airline pilots, complex construction projects with many subcontractors, restaurants … Continue reading