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Nuts and Seeds

MAY CONTAIN NUTS 

Have you ever thought how silly it is to see the warning "may contain nuts" on a packet of nuts?

Wonder why it ended up there? – One person sued a company for personal injuries because they suffered a reaction when eating nuts.

Now, you might think that someone who buys a packet of nuts knows that they contain nuts. It would be a reasonable expectation. The thing is, consumer protection laws do not credit the every day member of the public with much brains.

You are considered responsible for how the public use your products. Whether what they do is reasonable or not.

You can use disclaimers to get out of some responsibility. Hense the "may contain nuts" warning. The wide variety of other things that you can do to protect your business from being sued by members of the public, is all the things we have been talking about the last few weeks and probably will for a few more.

Why?

Because it makes a huge difference to the risk profile of your business.

Did you know that the value of your business is estimated not just on the turnover you make, but the future potential in your business, and the risk profile of your business. So, if you want to increase the value of your business:

  • increase the future potential of your business AND
  • reduce the risks to your business

How much is your business worth to you? Five minutes of your time, once a week?

That is what our Quick Tips are for! (yes – see the subscription box at the top of this page…) The first thing you get is a legal checklist to audit your website with. This legal checklist helps you to identify where you are at in your business, and where you have room to improve to increase the future potential of your business. Then, every week you get a short reminder, just one point to review, to decrease the risks your business is subject to.

Go back now and have a look at the key information that you have been missing on your Quick Tip emails and I'll catch up with you again next week. Remember, any questions, just let us know.

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