Confidence & Clarity Blog

Want to Sue? Make Sure You Can Prove Your Damages, and You Weren’t the First to Violate the Agreement

If you’re going to sue somebody, make sure you didn’t first violate the agreement, and if you’re going to make a claim for damages, make...
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5 Lessons Learned from Bad Lawyering

I know, I know. People like to complain about their lawyer almost as much as about a Used Car Dealer.  Unfortunately for the profession, this...
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How One Word in an Insurance Policy Caused a $1,000,000 Loss

Too often, businesses take their insurance policy for granted and simply assume even their most rudimentary claims will be covered.  There are too many court...
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5 Ways Companies Can Improve their Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management will become more, not less, important in the future.  Companies must begin the process now.  But how? 
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How to Create a System to Encourage Information Sharing in Businesses

Knowledge sharing has to start at the top.  Leaders must instill a culture and environment where employees are actively committed to sharing information, where they...
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10 Types of Insurance Coverage Areas for Your Business

Insurance. It’s important, but there are so many different aspects to business insurance. Are you aware of the different types of coverage areas for your...
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Top 10 Business Insurance Issues to Review with Your Insurance Agent

Business insurance.  We hate to pay for it. However, when we need it, it can save our business. 
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11 Benefits of Knowledge Sharing in the Workplace

Your mom or your dad told you to share your toys with friends and siblings. Your teachers asked you to show a fellow student how...
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5 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Must Avoid

The often used lawyer phrase, you can “pay me a little now, or pay me a lot more later” is no more true than when...
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What Businesses Can Learn From Trump’s Failed Nondisclosure Agreement

Jessica Denson, a former campaign worker for the Trump organization, filed a harassment and sexual discrimination claim against the Trump campaign.  She filed her lawsuit...
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Why You Must Have Your Stock Certificates Properly Documented

The Michigan Court of Appeals, in Hammoud v. Advent Home Medical, Inc., recently heard a case examining the importance of making sure stock ownership is properly documented for...
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You Need to Review Your Cyber Policy Right Now

This important blog post takes a look at a critical cyber insurance case affecting Michigan businesses.  This case ultimately went to the Sixth Circuit Federal...
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Know This One Thing to Avoid Personal Liability

Sometimes, the presumed liability shield of an LLC and a corporation doesn’t help and YOU can be held personally liable for the debts of a company....
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How to Create a Corporate Culture That Will Wow Your Employees

In our last post, we recounted a discussion with Educational Data Systems, Inc., and their observations of a company they were providing consulting services too....
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One Successful Company’s Advice on How to Win Over Employees

I recently had a conversation with a colleague at Education Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI) about talent management.  Now, this topic is quite timely because almost...
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5 Reasons to Immediately Abandon Your Best Product

Respondents to our 2018 Confidence and Clarity Survey expressed a strong likelihood to add new products and enter new markets this year.   The corollary to...
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7 Reasons Why Uber Crushes the QLine 

I recently had the inauspicious occasion to ride the QLine from Campus Martius to a conference at the Charles A. Wright Museum.  To say the...
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What the Heck is a Quantitative Futurist? And What They Want You to Know

It’s not every day you meet a quantitative futurist, right? So when I saw that Amy Webb, quantitative futurist, professor at New York University Stern...
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3 Dangers of Not Understanding Your LLC Operating Agreement

Think you can sign your LLC Operating Agreement, put it in a drawer, and then forget it? No chance. Think of your Operating Agreement as...
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Happy Single Tasking Day

You do it. I do it. We ALL do it. But should we? Whether it is the distraction of phone calls, emails, or checking texts...
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6 Ways to Easily Screw Up Your 401(k) Plan Compliance

Compliance with IRS and Department of Labor regulations governing 401(k) Plans is filled with landmines and traps for the unwary. Here are six easy ways...
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52 Ways to Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever

Choose 3 things that made you better in 2017 and focus on how you can improve on those. Choose 3 things that hindered you in 2017...
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3 Simple Strategies to Avoid Interruptions At Work

Work interruptions. No matter how hard we try we can’t completely get rid of them. And unfortunately a two-minute interruption does not result in just...
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