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This tool will help establish success measurements and goals to be used in your Operations Plan.
This example of a terms and acceptance document covers a quotation/proposal for a vendor to a contracting firm. Terms include scope of work, time estimated to do the work, and a clause prohibiting the hiring of the vendor's staff.
This tool is a sample legal agreement covering terms for confidentiality and invention assignment, including non-competition and power of attorney rules.
Above and beyond a job description, which describes the essential functions and the tasks to be done, the performance standard defines how well each function or task must be performed.
An in-depth look at "offshore outsourcing" technology services, this excellent article reveals that relationships not continuously reviewed, maintained, and adjusted become "stale" within three years. Both quality and cost savings can drop to the point at which point a company needs to drop the practice itself.
Not all Web hosts are the same--far from it. Matching your host to your company is vital, and you have a lot of choices. Price, size, service offerings, type (there are four, at least), bandwidth, back-up processes, redundancy, and reputation are just a few. This article is part of a series on Web services.
Even if it's "in place," your network requires continual vigilance and improvement. This article provides five "no-nos" that will help you keep up to date and up to speed by avoiding big mistakes.
Thanks to the Web, copyright laws are now front and center for entrepreneurs. Are the Fortune magazine quotes you use in your marketing e-newsletter protected? (Possibly) Are e-mails protected? (Yes and No) This article, while not legal advice, is an excellent, readable guide to today's changing copyright laws.
Rohonda Abrams lists some of the trade offs between buying and leasing. As your business grows, leasing may be tempting, but in the long run it may not be the best choice.
From cash-flow statements to stock purchase agreements, this practical site offers downloadable templates for the myriad business documents you'll need to launch, and grow, your company.
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