Protecting your Trade SecretsWritten by Maricon Williams
Many businesses owe their success to trade secrets. Protecting it may mean continued growth of business.
According to Uniform Trade Secrets Act, trade secret means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique or process that: (1) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being easily ascertainable by proper means, by other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, and (2) is subject of efforts that are reasonable under circumstances to maintain its secrecy.
In order to protect your trade secrets, you must do following:
1.Find out what needs protection. Information you want to protect requires secrecy. Try not to be too inclusive so as not to trivialize protection. Protect trade secrets only. 2.Label protected information documents. Said documents must be labeled confidential. Check and limit its circulation. 3.Computers must be secured. Passwords must be used and distributed with increased caution. 4.Maintain secrecy of your trade secrets. You can include a strict confidentiality provision regarding your trade secrets. You can have different sources for your productís parts. Divulging final product and relationship of parts will do you no good. 5.Prioritize security above anything else. Lock doors and filing cabinets properly to provide enough security. If your resources can afford security officers, secure zones and badges, better security is.
PLAN YOUR RETIREMENTWritten by Jinky C. Mesias
The retirement program of Social Security in America has been an essential part of most American. The Social Security has been around for more than 68 years and has already given millions of benefits to countless retired workers. Moreover, Social Security also provides financial support especially to workers who have been disabled and could no longer work. Aside from that, Social Security also provides financial aid to families of workers who died.
However, Social Security is not free, that is why it is of great importance to plan and set your finances straight. Remember it is always better to be prepared rather than be caught off guard when needs for social security arise. Most of people today live longer lives and such is outcome of healthier living however, this would also mean that they would be spending more time in retirement. With this in mind, it is better to prepare more money for social security. Some financial gurus recommend that we prepare for our future retirement with combination of Social Security as well as private pensions and also some personal savings. In addition, Social Security is also coupled with Medicare Hospital Benefits that automatically starts when a person reaches age of 65.
Most of you are probably thinking just when is right time to retire. Well, it depends on person or worker just when