Contract: A Basic Essential in Businesses

Contract: A Basic Essential in Businesses

Dec 01

Starting a business requires so much planning and legal concerns. These are always complicated and, with the many different types of business entities one can venture into, it means different sets of laws (for each type of business) and contracts that one also needs to understand.

Outlining a plan that will help you decide exactly what type of firm you would like to start can be accomplished with greater accuracy and clarity when you are assisted by business attorneys who are experts when it concerns business formation, contracts and all other legal matters, such as ownership, operation and company debts, taxes and liabilities.

Whether it is a privately-owned firm that you would want to put up, a partnership with limited liability, a C-corporation or an S-corporation, a business attorney is your best guide in understanding all the complicated business concerns

One of the basic essentials when venturing into business is the contract, a document which outlines the agreement entered into by business partners, vendors and purchasers, employer and employee and others; it also speaks about the various aspects of business operation, like shareholding options, mergers and acquisition, licensing and distribution agreements, trademark or copyright and trade secrets. The contract also speaks about the extent and limitation of the relationship between contracting parties, stating in detail the rights and duties of each party, and the possible consequences and resolutions to be adopted in the event of failure to abide by any of its contents.

To ensure the success of your business it is, therefore, important that the right contract is drafted; one that will easily settle any form of dispute between contracting parties. Since drafting a contract is not a simple task, it is best that you get the services of business attorneys, whose knowledge on business law is extensive and can be relied upon.

According to Houston business attorneys, business contracts are just about as fundamental to the way goods and services are exchanged, but when disputes between contractual partners occur, this can have the potential to significantly affect the future of either involved party. As such, you will need to do everything you can to protect your interests during the coming legal process.

How to Choose a Limo Service

How to Choose a Limo Service

Jul 03

Not all limo services are created equal. Just like anything in life, you get what you pay for. So if you just need a ride, then by all means use a Russian roulette way of choosing a limo service. But if it is crucial for your professional image, or it is for a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, then you had better follow these steps on how to choose a limo service that won’t have you pulling out your hair at crunch time.

Do Research

The first thing you need to do is to get a list of limousine services in your immediate area. If you get a lot of hits, you will want to narrow it down. You can do this initially by checking for recommendations or reviews from reputable sites like Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau. Not all of them will be there but that doesn’t really mean anything. However, the ones that are mentioned in a bad way you can cross out. As a rule of thumb, outfits that have been in the business for a while tend to give better service, so start with those before getting to the newbies.

Decide What You Need

There are small limousines that comfortably carry 3 people not including the driver, and there are huge ones that can carry up to 45 people (although these are more like busses than a car). There are also limousines that are comfy and those that are outright luxurious for a night out on the town. Depending on the occasion, you have to figure out what you need and for how long so that you know what to ask for in a quote.


Most limo services have an online inquiry form, but will want to call them so that you can check out their customer service. A good service will invest in good front liners, who will not only help you book a limousine but also with any problems that may come up. If the person who answers your call is bored, surly or rude, you can cross that service off your list.

The Philippines Outsourcing Advantage

The Philippines Outsourcing Advantage

Jun 21

Outsourcing is the latest buzzword in developed countries, mainly because the intense competition fostered by globalization has put them at a disadvantage in terms of labor costs. To maintain their position as market leaders, most have compromised by shifting some processes to third-party providers at lower costs. While outsourcing does not necessarily mean delegating work to foreign workers, that is precisely the type of outsourcing that makes good business sense these days.

There are a number of countries with the infrastructure and affordable labor force to make remote outsourcing of business processes a viable undertaking and the Philippines is one of them. Hovering between the 5th and 7th ranking depending on the source, the country has jump-started its technological development in the last couple of years, improving its infrastructure to become more competitive in the business process outsourcing (BPO) market. Even before LTE, however, the Philippines always had an edge when it came to outsourcing: near-native English proficiency.

Most Filipinos anywhere can understand English, sometimes better than the national language, Tagalog, which is really only used in Luzon. A person from the Visayas, for example, will not understand Tagalog but can communicate very well in English. This is because Filipinos in general have identified closely with the American culture as a result of the American occupation during World War II and long association with Americans in the various bases that used to be in the country. Today, many of the currently existing Philippines outsourcing companies have a labor pool of people who are highly proficient in English and can speak with a neutral or American accent to choose from.

This is a distinct advantage when it comes to outsourcing customer service and sales functions. It’s often off-putting for a customer to reach a customer service center with employees who struggle to easily communicate with them. With Filipino outsourcing, customers are unaware that the agent they are speaking to is not a local, which is desirable from the client’s point of view. If you have outsourcing needs, chances are the Philippines will be the best option for you.