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Working overseas in hazardous zones is by its very nature dangerous. There is ample opportunity for contractors to be injured. Here are some tips on how to claim for injury in terms of the Defense Base Act

#1 You Don’t Have To Be Working.

You do not have to be actively engaged in work when you are injured in order to qualify for assistance or a monetary settlement. This is especially true if you are active in a war zone such as Iraq or Afghanistan. The key to your claim is to document the circumstances surrounding your injury. This documentation should include photographs if possible. keep these on hand until you have had a chance to speak to your attorney.

#2 Swift Reporting.

If possible as soon as you have received an injury report this to your immediate supervisor in person. If this is not possible then at least contact the supervisor via email or fax. Be sure to get a confirmation that your communication has been received. Keep a copy of the communication. If it’s email then send a copy to a third party for safekeeping. 

#2 Wage Records.

Gather and file all of your wage records (including bonuses) 

#3 External Medical Advice.

Immediately seek treatment from a third party, licensed and accredited doctor – don’t rely on the doctor recommended by your insurance company. Don’t let your insurance company strong arm you – you have the choice as to which doctor your use.

#4 Witnesses.

You need to write up a list of those who witnessed the injury, along with all the details that you can get. This includes mobile numbers and physical addresses. 

#5 A Diary.

Keep track of all the medical treatment you receive while away from home. If possible keep the transcripts of the treatment and the details of who supplied the treatment. Make sure you keep x-rays and MRI reports. In fact, demand everything once the treatment has been rendered. Don’t wait to try and get these once you are back at home.

#6 Tell The Truth.

Be upfront with doctors. the worse thing that you can do is try and embellish. It never works. your claim will be thrown out if you are proven to have lied by the Department of Labor. Remember that just because you have suffered a previous injury that is no grounds for the dismissal of your claim. Make sure that your doctor understands the nature of your work – many don’t understand that you’ve been wearing body armor or carry a firearm.

Beware ‘nurse case manager’s’from insurance companies – they should not be in the room when you are examined by your chosen physician. In this case, insurance companies are not on your side.

#7 The Clock Is Ticking.

Contact a defense base act lawyer or attorney as quickly as possible. If you are not in a position to do that then ask a family member to do so on your behalf. An attorney will be able to represent you in terms of the Defense Base Act no matter where your contractor is in the United States.

If you’re ready to grow as an entrepreneur, business scaling is, of course, a must. In fact, you won’t succeed in this modern world without the proper ability to scale your small business should the need arise. A word to the wise, however, is that you should never attempt to scale your business if it doesn’t have a solid customer base and it isn’t flourishing at its current stage. Remember, if your business isn’t succeeding, in fact, it’s failing, you need to be honest with yourself as raising more awareness of your company isn’t going to do you any favors.

Be Bold And Take Action

In business, thinking big and bold is the recipe for success, but always keep in mind, setting big goals isn’t the same thing as being simply delusional. Once you have a goal that can help better your company, it’s important to act on the idea and not just let it simmer for the near future. Many companies started out small, seemingly even close to failure, but they were able to act on their bold thoughts and turn their company into a real success.

A Big Profile Is A Must

Who are you and how did you found the company? You would be surprised that even in this media-oriented world, how hard it is to find an online profile that explains how a company was founded and the background of the leader behind it. If you don’t have a big profile and become a name that people learn to associate with your brand, there’s very little chance of success for you out there in the world. People need to trust your company if they’re going to become a loyal customer, but not knowing your background as the founder can leave plenty of unanswered questions.

Work On Bettering Your Business

One of the most common mistakes that small-time entrepreneurs make is that they’re so focused on working in their business that they don’t have time to work on it. The point being made is that if you’re too focused on being an employee, your business will stay stagnant and never evolve. Though this comment is a double-edged sword as you also need to be an employee to make ends meet, you do need to figure out a way to balance the two concepts.

Establish And Network Quality Connections

You do need to be good at what you do, but at the end of the day, it’s who you know that can get you to the top. As a business owner, it’s important to constantly network with other entrepreneurs and build business relationships that can benefit you in the future. The world is competitive and honestly, businesses are failing to make ends meet daily, therefore, you need to build solid connections if your company is going to come out on top.

Become Visible Online

The best way to gain visibility on line is to hire an online marketing company. They will specialize in tactics such as SEO (search engine optimization), PPC/Google Adwords, social media marketing and content marketing to make sure that your small business gets in front of the right people. Sometimes these activities will be expensive, but think of them as an investment into the future of your business.

The decision to scale a small business shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are some tough decisions that you will need to make and there’s no room for error, especially not with this much competition out there.

Are you considering working and living full time in a country outside of the United States? Some of the best countries for working are not only affordable, they also offer great opportunities for jobs and are also safe for foreigners. There are several international destinations where foreigners can choose to unpack their bags, get a job and reside for a little while.

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China was considered one of the most popular relocation destinations for global corporations as well as foreign employees for several years. The country has a population of almos

t 1 billion, and it houses almost 20% of the population on Earth. This is one of the reasons why it is considered a top choice for corporations that are looking to utilize the services of a large workforce.

There is a huge market for teachers, especially ESL teachers. The benefits are great. Expats can also tap into the multinational companies that are making China their headquarters.

There are a few disadvantages. If you enjoy using the Internet, you will notice that it highly censored in China. Air pollution is also a huge environmental issue in China.

Singapore
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Singapore is also a country that is welcoming not only to Western businesses but also Western expats. The country has very lax regulations in regards to international businesses.

Expats will also enjoy the low crime rate. In fact, it has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. It is also considered a very clean region.

English is the official language, so you do not have to worry about having difficulties communicating with residents.

However, Singapore is also considered to be one of the most expensive places to live in the world. Monthly rental rates for apartments can be extremely expensive.

Hong Kong
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This is a city-state in China that is currently home to around 3% of expats. Although Hong Kong is technically located in China, it is considered a separate destination due to its political system independent of China, as well as having a history of being a colony of Britain.

Hong Kong is considered as one of the major financial headquarters in the world. The currency is also the 9th most traded currency in the world. The region also has one of the largest concentrations of corporations in the world.

Hong Kong also has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, and foreigners feel welcomed because it is considered to be a melting pot. The public transportation system is excellent, and expats will have no shortage of finding things to do.

The only downsides are that like Singapore, the cost of living is very high in Hong Kong. The work culture in Hong Kong often demands that employees work long hours. Expats will need to be prepared especially if they are interested in relocating there.

These are just a few of the locations that US expats can consider moving to. They offer a great work environment and social advantages that can make the relocation easier.

Running a non-profit can be quite challenging and one of the most important activities that need to be done is fundraising. A non-profit’s ability to raise funds is paramount to its success and without that ability, it may soon become defunct. As a result, the board members and staff of this organization are all responsible for fundraising and ensuring that the money collected is used for its original purpose to help the community. So, with that said, we will now look at a few ideas that any non-profit can do to raise funds on a regular basis.

The first idea is to use technology and modern marketing in order to raise funds. For example, there are many online companies that allow you to create T-shirts and sell them online. For example, Teespring and Amazon both allow you to create custom t-shirts with your own artwork and they will handle all the orders, create the t-shirt and ship them out to the buyers. The only thing that you have to do is market the t-shirt and collect the income from Amazon or Teespring. This is a great method for non-profits to raise money where they can simply create graphics related to their non-profit and create one or more t-shirts. They can then ask people to buy the t-shirts online and that’s it. For each t-shirt sold, the non-profit will make at least $5 so it can quickly add up to a sizable amount of money.

Next, another more common fundraising idea is to host a sports competition in your community. This is a great way to foster community spirit and raise funds at the same time. Firstly, you will have to identify the most popular sports in the community whether that be basketball, football, soccer or cricket. Then, you can get various teams involved and ask for their support in the competition. Your non-profit can then sell the tickets and even provide other items for sale on game days which are all great opportunities to raise money.

A third idea would be to host a variety of different events throughout the year. Some great events that the non-profit could host include a comedy night, karaoke  night, talent show, beauty contest etc. These events usually attract a lot of interest and are a great way to raise money through ticket sales. These types of events can be done throughout the year and can become a stable source of funds for the non-profit.

In closing, we have just looked at a few great ideas that any non-profit can use to raise funds. Of course, there are hundreds of other ways to raise funds, so it is essential that the non-profit considers as many methods as possible. However, once these funds are raised, it is essential that the non-profit uses it responsibly and the community benefits as a whole. After all, the entire purpose of this type of organization is to focus on giving back to the community and improving the overall quality of life for everyone.

Check out this post for more ideas.