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How To Invest In The Commercial Real Estate Industry

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in early 2020, the state of the commercial real estate industry has been iffy, to say the least. With quarantines and mask mandates in place, many companies made the decision to allow employees to work remotely. While this decision was a no-brainer for smaller businesses, larger… Read More »

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Pirate Site Operators To Pay $1 Million Each For Copyright Infringement

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Online piracy has become popular in recent years. With everything now available online, it’s easy to download movies, games, music, and software without permission. This practice may be common but it’s illegal and can lead to hefty fines. ABS-CBN, a media company based in the Philippines, recently won a court case against 21 different… Read More »

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Franchising In The Food Industry After COVID

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The COVID pandemic created a lot of challenges for businesses, particularly restaurants. Fast-food restaurants were allowed to stay open to some degree, but dine-in restaurants, particularly ones that focused on fine dining, were forced to close for public safety. Many pivoted by allowing delivery and to-go orders, but others closed permanently. While franchising offers… Read More »

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Misuse Of NDAs Among Religious Organizations

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When you think of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), you may think of employers in technical fields using them to protect trade secrets. However, these documents are broad-reaching and are being used for a variety of purposes. The religion field is especially known for NDAs, using them to abuse others and keep it a secret. Well… Read More »

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Country Star Sued For Copyright Infringement

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Songwriters often have a huge task by creating songs that sound like no other. Unless a person knows every song ever created (all 97 million of them), it’s likely that they will somehow copy another song in some way. Perhaps the lyrics or harmony will be similar. Maybe certain notes or structure will sound… Read More »

BusinessLitigation

How To Succeed In Business Based On Your Personality

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No matter what you read, it seems as though extroverts have it easy. They can make new friends quickly and seem to be richer and more successful in life because they know how to talk. Introverts, on the other hand, are often seen as weird and antisocial. They constantly get asked questions such as… Read More »

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Can A Virtual Company Become A Franchise?

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To deal with the pandemic, many companies are creating online companies. These virtual businesses come with fewer startup costs, but what happens when they want to expand? Can they become franchises like brick and mortar brands? Many of these companies are food-related brands designed to augment the offerings of restaurant operators. These virtual restaurants… Read More »

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How To Prevent Contractor Fraud

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Fraud has become rampant in recent years, especially since the COVID pandemic. People are looking for ways to make money, even resorting to illegal means to do so. Many homeowners are losing money through contractor fraud. This is when contractors get money upfront for a project and never complete the work. A lot of… Read More »

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Affordable Franchises For Older Entrepreneurs

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For those who want their own business but need a lot of support, a franchise is a great option. Franchises allow you to be your own boss but without all the stress of coming up with a product or service. When you think of franchises, you may think of fast food restaurants such as… Read More »

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How Commercial Real Estate Will Be Affected In The Future

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every part of the economy since it made its way to the United States 18 months ago. While residential real estate has seen explosive activity this year, commercial real estate has been a little slow to take off. With more and more Americans getting vaccinated, some businesses are… Read More »

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