by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 23, 2017

How to Get Out of a Business Partnership

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You can probably guess the tell-tale signs of needing to leave your business partnership (they’re similar to the signs for leaving your college boyfriend or girlfriend): Everything they do is wrong. You’re stressed and unhappy all the time. You wake up in the middle of the night with a knot in your stomach.  In short, […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 20, 2017

No-Nonsense Advice about the Perfect 1-Page Agreement

I have met a lot of entrepreneurs who proudly tout their one-page agreements like they have found the Holy Grail of business contracts. But that’s rarely the case. Sometimes, 1-pagers are more like Dixie® cups: inexpensive, designed for uncomplicated situations, and if you drop one on the floor, it won’t make too much of a […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 17, 2017

Don’t Miss NYC Startup on June 24!

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Do you know corporate professionals (working or laid off) in the New York City area who are considering creating a new business? Do you know existing business owners ready to go to the next level? Then read on for this not-to-miss opportunity! The NY Post is sponsoring NYC StartUp–a one-day event on June 24 featuring […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 14, 2017

I Have to Charge Sales Tax? But My Business Is Online!

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Q: Do I have to charges taxes on an online business, even though my business does not have an actual storefront location? A: You don’t really think that the federal, state and local governments would give up an opportunity to receive tax revenue, do you? 🙂  Generally, any time you sell goods to a customer […]

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When I first started my business, getting my website up and running was more than just a “cross this milestone off my list” experience for me. It’s also a celebration of ending over a year of playing “ostrich”.  I had run into roadblocks in getting the original site up and running, and I responded – […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 8, 2017

Is Website Content Free for All?

I’m often asked, “Can I freely website content I see online? After all, it is free … and easily copied.” Tempting as it is to think that “freely available” equals “can use for free,” the short answer is … no. To play fair in the online world, you need to assume that if website content […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 5, 2017

A Crash Course in Confidence

As a child, I was painfully shy. And old habits die hard. Fast forward 25 years — I’m not long out of law school, and newly minted as a business owner, having started my own law practice. I had to exert authority in my firm and exude authority to clients and others. But I still […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 2, 2017

Basic Training: Find a LOCAL Attorney!

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Why won’t just any ol’ attorney do? This is the situation: Unlike many other careers/vocations, attorneys have to be specifically licensed to practice law.  Licenses are granted by a particular state.  That means that we have to take (and pass) an exam qualifying us to practice law because, as many of you may know, a […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 30, 2017

Time for Your Company’s Annual Checkup

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Year after year, I would go in for my annual physical. Much to my surprise (and my doctor’s), despite my enormous stress levels, my blood pressure was always normal. All of my vitals were good. However, my diet was appalling. Regularly skipping breakfast, grabbing junk food on the fly, scarfing down cookies (anything with chocolate […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 27, 2017

When to Change Your Business Structure

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Now is a great time to reevaluate whether the business entity you’ve chosen for your company still meets your needs. What may have worked at the beginning may now leave you exposed. You may have outgrown your business entity, much like a seedling can outgrow the pot you planted it in. Or — like some […]

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