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4 Things Business Owners Typically Overlook With Data Protection

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If your business processes personal data such as names, addresses, contact details, academic backgrounds and employment records of clients, employees or any other person, then you have a legal obligation to protect that data. The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) governs this area of law and aims to protect the privacy of a person …

3 Careful Steps To Consider When Signing A Commercial Property Lease

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You’ve seen the retail unit you want, and you’re ‘gung ho’ to sign that lease agreement and launch your business tomorrow but you’re nervous about the potential liability and making a business critical wrong decision. We’ve listed below some key issues to consider before signing a commercial property lease agreement. 1. Short-Term Lease For The New Business Or Long-Term Commercial …

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Are Entrepreneurs Born Or Made?

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MADE, one of the UK’s leading business events for entrepreneurship takes place in Sheffield later this month. Now in its fifth year, MADE showcases a hotbed of seasoned business owners and emerging entrepreneurs. It has been frequently suggested that entrepreneurs are born, not made, and that what drives individuals to become a successful business entrepreneur has more to do with …

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The Importance Of Business Authenticity – It’s The Future…

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We all know that marketing and advertising are crucial elements of any business development strategy, but business owners often overlook the more intangible yet critical importance of business authenticity when building a brand. So how do you nurture authenticity, particularly when you cannot develop face-to-face relations within a digital platform? A good starting point is to think about how your business engages …

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Should Your Business Have A Retained Fee Agreement With Your Lawyer?

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Even within the relatively short life span of Linkilaw, we’ve seen a significant shift in consumer expectations with commercial legal services and in particular, how to control costs. The traditional timed billing model worked well for lawyers, able to shift commercial risk onto the shoulders of clients, who were then at risk of paying for their lawyers inefficiencies.   But …

What To Include In A Director Resignation Letter

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What To Include In A Director Resignation Letter There are a variety of reasons which lead to a director’s resignation: Unexpected illness comes up Interests change over time You may be ready to retire The company may be headed in a different direction Whatever the case, a director resignation letter is necessary when the time comes. While a letter is …

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Has Your Business Suffered From Over Lawyering?

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Linkilaw promotes cost effective, good quality lawyers.  We aim to work with lawyers who can not only answer the nuts & bolts legal issue, but apply commercial nous and insight to the guidance they provide business owners and where/what legal advice is actually ‘needed’ at any given time. Because, from our own experience and that of many commercial customers, certain lawyers …

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6 Steps For Migrant Entrepreneurs To Set Up A Business

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You have decided to undertake the professional dream, to stop working for others and start working for yourself. You have what it takes, the idea, the passion, the vision for your business and “the attitude” for success but as a migrant entrepreneur … the challenges of launching a business can be even tougher than normal so … where do you start? …

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Essential IP Advice For Small Businesses

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Essential IP Advice For Small Businesses Back in 2014, a commentator for Forbes highlighted that more than 80% of a business’ value is derived from intangibles. That means that the vast majority of a company’s value is derived from its intellectual property (IP). IP is any form of creation/innovation, artistic or technical, that an individual and/or business produces. It covers …

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Banks Want To Collaborate With Emerging FinTech Providers

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According to a recent Deloitte report, EU banks are keen to collaborate with the new stream of FinTech providers who are heating up the financial services market. Instead of developing in-house products themselves, banks are flagging behind on innovation and only account for 19% of the $10 billion spent on FinTech last year. The report suggests that banks have seen …