Small businesses are sitting ducks for legal actions. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, abusive lawsuits cost small businesses $88 billion a year.
Even if you are in the right, it can cost you serious time and money to defend yourself. And sometimes, you can be forced to pursue legal action to enforce your rights. According to an SBA report, legal fees of small businesses can range from $3,000 to $150,000. A better course of action is to avoid legal problems. Here are a dozen ways to keep your business safe, or at least as safe as possible.
In the hospitality industry with turnover rates often higher than the 50% referenced in the book regular economic times, the challenges can be great. This two part series will look at the issue of identifying, hiring and growing talent. It should seem obvious, but in my career as a hotelier, hospitality educator and consultant, I have seen a huge number of management positions that have outdated job descriptions, specifications and no sense of what the person really needs to "do" in order to be successful.
Blog # 100
A Baker's Dozen of Reflections - What our Guests Should Mean to Us | And a Competition!
Many of us have heard variations of the expressions below, but I have discovered that too few hospitality organizations really have made these sentiments part of their corporate culture of hospitality.
We will give a free one-month membership to www.HospitalityEducators.com for the best three responses submitted to complete the last Reflection by May 25, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as post them in a full-length KEYS TO SUCCESS column shortly after.