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As a small business owner, who you choose to hire can make or break your business and creating a hiring process will save you time, money, and possibly your reputation. For this podcast I interviewed Valencia McDuffy, Sr. Human Resources Manager at DHL to see what advice she has for small business owners looking to hire...
  Lessons from Cuba #3: Simple is Often Better What do they say? K.I.S.S. Keep it simple, Stupid! I hope you’re not offended, but it’s true. Make your business plans simple and watch them come to fruition. The more complicated they are, the more noise gets in the way of your end goal. Check out...
Lessons from Cuba #2: Reinvent, Reinvent, Reinvent! Do it just like Cuba! We’ve all heard about the classic cars in Cuba and taking a picture in front of a classic car is on nearly everybody’s bucket list.  But, have you ever thought about why these classic cars as so popular across the tiny island? Without the...
Lessons from Cuba #1: Values are More Important Than Money I just touched down after my second visit to the beautiful country of Cuba. I first went to Cuba 10 years ago through a study abroad program and quickly fell in love. After 10 years I can say without a doubt that no love has been...
Welcome to the very first episode of Ask Asha! The Business and Legal Podcast for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners.  I am excited to talk to you about your business ideas and legal concerns and I cannot wait to share our tricks of the trade with you. If you have questions or topics you want...
Have you been running your business as a sole proprietor? Is it time to form an LLC or a Corporation? If you meet any of these benchmarks, you should definitely consider making a switch. You’re running a business! In my humble opinion, anybody starting a business should start from the beginning with a Limited Liability...
The answer to this question is an emphatic YES! You need to figure out whether your business fits better in the structure of a Corporation (for-profit or nonprofit) or a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and then operate within that structure. Here are 3 major benefits you get from creating a Corporation or LLC: Owners are...
Contracts are the lifeblood of business from lease agreements and product purchases to service agreements. Contracts govern nearly all business-to-business transactions and a bad contract can cost you money and put your business at risk; conversely a well-drafted contract can be your saving grace in the event of a dispute. In order to protect your...
In my personal experience, most of America has a general dislike for attorneys even though most people agree that lawyers provide valuable information and are a great asset to your team. I think most people are Starting a business and running a business is no easy task. In addition to actually executing your craft, you...
In my personal experience, most of America has a general dislike for attorneys even though most people agree that lawyers provide valuable information and are a great asset to your team. I think most people are afraid of opening the door for an unsightly legal bill. However, legal services for business owners are just like...