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Questionable charity, sore losers and rash decisions
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Q: What's the best way for a small business to solicit donations from suppliers? We have some government contracts and want to avoid any appearance of impropriety--including favoritism or kickbacks--but, for the good of our community, we want to encourage contributions to local charitable initiatives.

The complication of government contracts is reason enough to steer clear

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