Sometimes, it seems, you do have to look a gift horse in the mouth. As Sarah Needleman points out in her Wall Street Journal article, “Taking a Partner Can Help… or Hinder,” a promise of cash can lead to problems of control. When half of all businesses that try to borrow money don’t get any […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on December 10, 2019

Should you invest in your dopey nephew’s business?

Ever been hit up to invest in a friend’s or family member’s business? Is it wise to do so—given that you know them so well? What steps should you take when asked to invest (or lend money for) a loved one’s business? Tune in to Wall Street Journal Radio, where I sit down with Veronica […]

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As Seen In Enterprising Women Magazine You’re a busy entrepreneur. Every day, you whirl around like the Looney Tunes® Tasmanian devil, putting out fires, calming clients, and encouraging employees. There’s barely enough time to handle strategic planning, much less the kind of planning that involves answering that hard-to-face question: “what will happen to my business when […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on December 4, 2019

The Multiplier Effect… and how it affects your business

Author and entrepreneur Michael Gerber was quoted as saying, “Businesses fail not because their dream is too big, but because their dream is too small and too realistic to sustain the life they want.” Simply put, the measure of your success (financial and otherwise) is in direct proportion to how big your vision is. It’s […]

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by on December 1, 2019

How to Get Paid

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We entrepreneurs have certainly faced kinder, gentler economic climates in our day. Cash–and cash flow–are king (or queen–choose the sovereign of your choice). Here are some of the top tips offered by Mike McDerment, founder and CEO of FreshBooks, an online invoicing and time-tracking service: Bill clients early. Make bill-paying simple. Request partial payments earlier […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 28, 2019

Common Small Biz Legal Issues

Business law has become so complicated – how can you keep it all straight? Add to that the mountain of tasks that a small business needs to take care of – legal duties that you, as the business owner, may not even be aware of! That’s where an attorney can help, to ensure that your […]

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by on November 25, 2019

Take Your Brand From Blah to ZING!

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If you’re an entrepreneur, startup CEO and small-business owner, you know how important your brand is to your success. That’s why I’m thrilled to be speaking at the upcoming Brand Reinvention Summit on October 1 and 2. It’s an interview series that you’ll be able to listen to online and learn about the greatness that […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 22, 2019

Independent Contractors are Raising Red Flags

It’s no secret that governments (Federal, state and local) are strapped for cash. One of the ways they’re seeking to fill the coffers is by cracking down more heavily on small businesses regarding their use of independent contractors (ICs). Why? ICs are handy way for small businesses to expand and contract their workforce as needed.  […]

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FREE teleseminar, previewing my soon-to-be-released home study course on how to choose a business partner who won’t [bleep] you.  One week from today!  http://bit.ly/rjTsD

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 16, 2019

Are you breaking down, or breaking through?

Stuck. That’s how I felt last week. The kind of paralysis that comes from trying to do too much all in the same moment, not knowing where to turn, not thinking clearly, not getting traction. The phrase “… being too much in the world” kept dancing in my head. Ever felt that way in your […]

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