Ways to Solve Your Business Disputes Affordably

Business people and a lawyer on a meeting roomThe thing with business is you will need to settle a dispute every once in a while, regardless of how good your working culture is. Whether the disagreement is between you and your employees, investors, or clients, you need to know how to solve them amicably and affordably.

Here are tips to settle quickly any dispute that comes up without denting your cash flow.

Opt for alternative dispute resolution

Lawsuits can be extremely costly. Take advantage of other ways to resolve your disputes. You could choose judicial mediation and arbitration services where a third party gives the resolution to the problem.

Opt for contracts that have binding arbitration clauses, as they are more convenient should the need to settle a dispute arise.

Encourage communication

If there is more yelling than talking in your organization, there will always be trouble. Help every stakeholder in the organization to engage in calm, productive communication so you avoid needless conflicts that may lead to needless conflicts.

Whenever there is a disagreement, let those involved sit down and have a peaceful and sincere talk to resolve it.

Find the cause of the problem

You cannot completely resolve a problem without getting to its root. Most of the time, what you see at the surface is just a cover for deeper issues. Get to the core of the problem and use your best judgment to solve the issue permanently.

Revisit your goals

If you have been facing a lot of dissenting voices, you may want to sit down together and reevaluate your business goals. Go over your objectives and find out how to tailor them, so you and your partners are satisfied. Resolve ways to work together in harmony, so you avoid clashes in the future.

Nobody likes disputes – they can be greatly taxing to both your emotions and your finances. By being smart, you can smoothly handle any problem that comes your way.

A Lover That Existed Never: When Catfish Happens

Catfish Word

Catfish WordOnline dating no longer seems like a reckless activity; in fact, the Pew Research Center reveals that 15% of U.S. adults use mobile dating apps or online dating sites. Nearly half of the public knows a friend or family member depending on the Internet for romance. While some still consider online dating as a last ditch effort, majority of the public accepts the practice wholeheartedly.

Dating online makes meeting people easier for those who wish to find love. But with this new social strategy, how can you be sure of a person’s identity?

What if they’re a “catfish?”

Catfish: Impersonation Online

The term “catfish” originated from a documentary film turned MTV series of the same name. It describes a person who intentionally deceives others for romance or other relationships. In most cases, it involves creating a fake social media profile that comes with fictitious biographies, photos, and supporting networks.

Most catfishers will extend the relationship through phone calls and other forms of non-physical contact — anything to prevent their victim from discovering their true identity.

It might seem harmless, but catfishing is a dangerous form of identity theft.

The Dangers Involved

David A. Nachtigall, Attorney at Law, PLLC says online impersonation falls under the 33rd chapter of the Texas Penal Code; a case can fall under class A misdemeanor to a third degree felony if someone sends an e-mail or uses social media to pretend to be someone else for fraudulent or other harmful reasons.

Emotionally, it can also damage a person. Victims invest time, resources, and emotions on the person they believe they are talking to. It can be devastating for victims when they realize the person they love does not exist.

It is also a form personal and public embarrassment. Some victims share their “relationships” with close friends and family members. Football player Manti Te’o can attest to this complex deception.

Depending on the circumstances of the case, victims could sue people involved in the catfishing scheme. But to avoid these dangers, it’s important to remain vigilant — even in the face of online love.