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The “€œCase of the $65 Million Pants” got me thinking over the holiday about how small business owners can protect themselves against crazy lawsuits. Often, it’€™s not just (1) operating as a corporation or limited liability company to shield your personal assets, or (2) having the right contract provisions, or (3) knowing how to move a […]

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Want to choose the right business partner and change your business from tailspin to steady?  I will be sharing one of the imperative and significant areas YOU MUST KNOW to be sure you’re on the right path with your business partner (whether current or intended). This call will be jam-packed with info you can use […]

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by on October 17, 2019

Legal Hokum on a Holiday Weekend

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As a lawyer, I love what I do. I’m proud of how I do it. And sometimes, I hear about members of my profession who just make me want to spit. On them. From the Annals of the Preposterous, here’€™s a story which, if true (I have not personally verified the pleadings) is an appalling addition to […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on October 14, 2019

The #1 Element Most Online Businesses Ignore

I’ve worked with many clients who have an online business. They focus on the logos. The sales pages. The product funnel. Conversion rates. But what’s the #1 element they tend to ignore? Their website terms and conditions. An e-commerce website is a business. It just happens to be located online instead of in bricks and […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on October 11, 2019

“Success without successors is failure” ~ Les Brown

Some days, you need to work on your business, not just in it.  And sometimes, you need to come first.  After all, your business can only grow to the extent you grow yourself. So I spent the day with motivational speaker Les Brown at a meeting of the National Speakers Association, NYC Chapter.  Les has […]

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by on October 8, 2019

A Strategic Alliance Success Story

Marion and Ramon’s Small Business Summit http://www.primestrategies.com/communitysuccess.htm

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Well there’€™s absolutely no reason that she can’t. Many attorneys are fun, interesting, caring people (you have to be, to go into a profession to solve people’€™s problems)! But the “I thought my attorney was on my side . . . until I got the bill” plaint has come up a few times since I published my […]

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In a word, “enough.” See what Chris Dixon has to say, via VentureHacks.  

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by on September 29, 2019

Should You Do Business With Friends?

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Adhere to the following 4 ground rules if you want to keep the friendship. Should you . . . or should you not . . . do business with friends? The short and obvious answer is: It depends. Whatever side of the deal you’re on–giver or receiver–here are some ground rules to consider: Only do business […]

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It’s such a good question.  (Although it’s usually asked this way:  How much equity should I give someone who wants to buy into my business? — which I think is the wrong question, for it assumes that you would want to do so). For a perspective on why you wouldn’t, check out this recent post […]

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