Protecting Yourself and Your Business

You are surrounded by things that can hurt you, your reputation, and your business. Hired help can be your greatest asset or your most dangerous liability, even if they’re family. Employee theft, natural disasters, technology failures, and more will happen. This session shows you the wide variety of business and human resource risks in the auction industry, their impacts, and helps you prioritize your response and identify protective resources. You can't avoid all risks, but you can certainly identify red flags and prioritize your mitigation plan.

Upon completing this class, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the pros and cons of independent contractors versus employees
  2. Identify risks from common sources, including hiring- and firing-related risks
  3. Identify surprising but harmful business risks from obscure sources
  4. Prioritize risks and develop short- and long-term plans to mitigate those risks


About the Instructor

Richard D. Schur, CAI, AMM, BAS, MPPA

Rich is a nationally recognized auctioneer, personal property appraiser, and industry leader and instructor. He is the Chief Operating Officer for the Schur Success Group based in Monument, Colorado. The company provides auction, appraisal, real estate, and fundraising auction services. Rich is a Master Auctioneer & Appraiser. He is a regular instructor for the NAA CAI program and other events and is a staff instructor with America's Auction Academy in Texas. Rich is a past president of the Colorado Auctioneers Association, and the 2010 State Champion. He is a past NAA board member and actively serves on NAA volunteer committees. Rich is the Vice President of Tri-Lakes Cares, a non-profit supporting local community members in need. He is the past Chairman of the Board of his local Chamber of Commerce and serves as an advisor on other non-profit boards. Rich runs the company with his wife Shannon Schur, CAI, BAS, GPPA. In his spare time, Rich enjoys tinkering in his woodworking shop. "When one door closes, another door opens". Great life philosophy, not so great cabinet making plan.