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Fraud Prevention: Business Tips
As a Baltimore small business lawyer, I regularly run into situations where clients (employers) are dealing with problematic situations with employees. Inevitably my office gets the call to provide advice on how to handle such delicate matters. It varies from disgruntled employees to office misbehavior...
Maryland Small Business Fraud prevention tipsBottom line is this, the easiest way to stop fraud, theft, and waste from occurring in a business (of any size) is to prevent it from happening in the first place. The old saying goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." That is definitely true where fraud and theft is concerned. Don't think as a small business owner that taking preventative steps isn't worth your time, it is. According to a recent study by ACFE, businesses lose on average 5% of their gross revenue to fraud, theft, and waste. In tough economic times, that is enough margin to drive many small businesses out of business. With all that being said, this will be a series of reoccurring blog posts on some simple and quick tips you, as a small business owner, can do to prevent fraud in the first place.
Maryland Small Business Fraud Prevention tips: Step one, conduct a better job interviewMany people, including HR managers, think that job interviews are a "get to know you process." Or that job interviews are a good way to see if the person "fits" with your company culture. Those things might be true, but it's also an opportunity to prevent the hiring of a future fraudster into your business. Consider adding a few psychological (or behavior based) interview questions to your interview. Click on the link for several examples but below are a few very short and simple ones:
Maryland Small Business Fraud Prevention Tips: Fixing problems[caption id="attachment_2337" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="He fixes problems, similar to ENlawyers"][/caption] At the Law Offices of Eldridge and Nachtman, LLC, we pride ourselves in helping our clients. While we might have a bit of fun here and there, providing an excellent level of service to our clients is and always will be #1. During the course of helping several of our business clients, questions have occasionally come up about what exactly our capabilities are to prevent theft and fraud for Maryland Small Business owners. So, in this post, I decided that it would be helpful to answer those questions while examining the concepts of fraud and theft prevention through the eyes of TV shows and Movies.
Theft and Fraud: How WE Prevent It
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="315" caption="Rogueware can infect your computer, BE VIGILANT"][/caption] Maryland Lawyer: Fraud Prevention Tips Series- how Anti-Virus Software can really be Malware This Maryland Lawyer understands the need for computer security. Nowadays, every time you turn on the television or check your e-mail there is...
Maryland Small Business Fraud Prevention Tips: Bills, Invoices, & Bank Records (aka Shred and lock your stuff)This is probably going to be the shortest and easiest tip post you will be able to find on ENlawyers.com. Why? Because there are only two simple tips I can advise you to prevent fraud and theft from your Maryland Small Business in the area of paperwork and documents.
Maryland Lawyer: Small Business Fraud Prevention Tips 5 Simple Tips for fraud prevention Here are a few quick and simple tips for Maryland small business owners (or business owners anywhere). These tips can quickly and cost-effectively cut down on the possibility of fraud and theft in your...
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