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5 Steps to Building a Successful Startup

5 Steps to Building a Successful Startup

Step 1 – Develop a Clear Vision

A successful business has purpose. You should have a clear vision of your business’s core values and purpose. Know what sets your business apart from the competition and hone in on this advantage. Develop a realistic goal of where you want your business to go and trust in this vision. Once you have a clear direction, you are ready to start a business that will stand the test of time.

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Don’t Get Blindsided When A Seemingly-Wondrous Venture Fails

Don't Get Blindsided When A Seemingly-Wondrous Venture Fails

When a potential partner approaches you with a great idea, make sure that you do not get caught up in the excitement of the venture. There are some key steps that you should take to make sure you protect yourself, if the deal comes up empty.

1. Even The Best-Sounding Deals Can Fail, So Have An Exit Strategy

While the party on the other side may be a known or even trusted person or entity, unforeseen or unexpected events could arise. It is important to go into every agreement or undertaking know how you or your company will get out of the contract. Make sure the contact contains a termination clause and amicable grounds that allow reasonable parties to dissolve the agreement.

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Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace

Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace

Generally speaking, employers must permit employees to wear head coverings, such as headscarves, yamakas, and turbans, and jewelry, such as crosses, and practice grooming habits that require long hair or beards.

In April of 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an advisory opinion clarifying its stance regarding religious clothing and grooming practices in the workplace under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the opinion, the EEOC made it clear that most employers cannot exclude applicants based on their religious beliefs; thus, it is illegal to reject applicants who do not fit the image of the business because of the applicant’s religious grooming practices. Furthermore, employers may not assign employees to a back storeroom, hidden away from customers, because of actual or assumed customer prejudices based on the employee religious garb or observation of religious grooming practices.

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