Startup businesses are particularly challenging in industries with significant regulatory compliance burdens. With standards and regulations impacting international, national and state manufacturing, design, and distribution, many startups falter among the maze of regulatory compliance issues.
Ever since the 2009 law passed by the Texas Legislature that permitted free-standing emergency rooms, facilities that are not affiliated with any hospital, the new option has endured some growing pains.
One of the controversies arising from the mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is a proposal floated by President Donald Trump that some teachers be armed.
While it's not illegal for cryptocurrency businesses to market in the state of Texas, companies that operate in this nascent market should make sure they're doing things by the book. Otherwise, Texas regulators have proven they will get the ball rolling to quash those efforts in the state, at the very least.
As anyone who has ever been to an institution of higher learning knows, textbooks can be a significant expense. According to a 2013 article in the Atlantic, a study conducted by the American Enterprise Institute reported that the cost of course materials had risen 812 percent between 1978 and that year, faster than health care, home prices, and, naturally, inflation.
The National Hurricane Center has concluded that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Texas Gulf Coast last August, was the worst rain storm ever to have occurred, shattering records and causing between $100 billion and $200 billion in damages.
One of the vexing problems that the Texas Legislature has failed to address is the tendency of property taxes to increase every year, often faster than the incomes of home owners who are obliged to pay them.
There are a variety of agreements that should be considered for your company's employment documents, depending on the complexity and nature of the business. Not all will apply to all businesses and some may seem unnecessary.
Every business has different processes, applicable standards and regulations, and values; therefore a proper employee handbook for your staff should not be a downloaded, unedited sample you find in the wilds of the internet.
There are policies governing employee and supervisor communication for reasons of productivity, and there are policies with bases of legal protection. The most common sense action is to put it all in writing and enforce it all uniformly.
With an industrial spirit, and enviable ambition, many small business owners leave no stone unturned in the marketplace. They see opportunity at every turn, and innovation knocking at each door. The sole focus of many small business owners is how to connect their talent, insight, and products with the millions of marketplace consumers.
Keeping the books of the state of Texas balanced can be something of a challenge. The past session of the Texas Legislature balanced the 2018-19 budget, albeit barely. The next session, due to start in a year, is going to face quite a challenge in making sure that spending matches tax receipts.
Many communities in the state of Texas have installed red light cameras at busy intersections. These cameras take a picture of the license plate of a vehicle running a red light. The DMV then sends a ticket to the motorist who is registered as owner of the vehicle in question.