A Naples man and his mother have been sued in U.S. District Court for allegedly running a fraudulent scheme to illegally gain more than $70 million. They stand accused of artificially raising the prices on supplies purchased by foreign companies doing business in the gas and oil sector.
How do you handle the termination process with a disgruntled employee? Carefully. Severing your business relationship with a disgruntled employee creates the possibility that he or she will eventually become a legal thorn in your shoe.
People have always asked around for recommendations before they do business. After all, they work hard for their money. They want to know they're spending it in a place that will give them what they expect at a fair price. Once upon a time, they might have approached a neighbor to ask where they should eat dinner or what contractor they should hire.
Could the only child of music legend Elvis Presley actually be just about broke?
Finding out that your business is the focus of a lawsuit is enough to make any small business owner feel sick. A lawsuit can make you feel like everything you've worked so hard to build could be swept away all at once.
Mistakes are part of the process of starting a new business -- but some mistakes can end your dreams before they really get started.
Shootings in high schools and other places have been the focus of a lot of controversy -- which means that everyone in the news industry is looking for a spin that will attract interest. One high-profile site, the InfoWars blog run by controversial conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones, may have gone a little too far, however, and defamed an innocent man.
Restraint clauses are a necessary item in most contracts with highly-placed employees and contractors. They set boundaries and protect the legitimate interests of a business.
If you run a business, it's probably no surprise that happy employees make for a better business. The power of happiness can manifest itself in productivity increases up to 12 percent.
Florida businesses are suffering from an epidemic of lawsuits -- but they finally have access to a way to inoculate themselves.