by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 23, 2014

Basic Training: Educating Yourself With The Right Stuff

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NO, you don’t have to do learn it all yourself, do it all yourself when it comes to growing your business.  If you learn one lesson for 2010 and take it to heart and put it into practice, it’s that.  Educate yourself on the coattails of those who have gone before you. Here are 20 […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 22, 2014

What Can You Get For Your Business?

Maybe you’ve only just started your business or are not ready to sell it just yet. But don’t you ever wonder how much you could get if you cashed out – or let someone else buy in? Could you afford that beachfront property in Hawaii you’ve been fantasizing about? Take those international trips you have […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 21, 2014

Protect Your Intellectual Property

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Here are 5 ways to prevent others from making money off your products or your image. I’m often asked, “When’s the best time to protect my intellectual property?” The answer (and timing) are the same as they are for installing a burglar alarm: “Right before someone wants to steal your stuff.” “Intellectual property,” or things […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 20, 2014

A New Joint Venture for Digital Media

As reported in DMW Daily online, five major magazine publishers have announced a joint venture to capitalize on the growing trend of portable digital devices, such as Kindle and Nook. The idea behind the joint venture is to create common standards for a new digital storefront . . . and hopefully sell more magazines to […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 19, 2014

Do food sales require business licensing?

Q.:  I own a restaurant and I’m planning to sell my desserts (my own recipe) in mini markets and grocery stores. Do I need another type of business licensing besides what I have now?   A.:  Generally, restaurants and other food service businesses must obtain a food service permit to comply with business licensing requirements.  […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 18, 2014

Launched! The Entrepreneur’s Prenup

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Yes, I’ve been tantalizing you for months . . . and now it’s here!:  The Entrepreneur’s Prenup: How to Choose a Business Partner Who Won’t [bleep] You.  Can be found at http://www.entrepreneursprenup.com/ and soon to be at Amazon.com (but not yet). The Home Study 3 Piece Package Includes: 175 Page Soft Cover Book 3 Audio […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 17, 2014

New Hiring Law Spurs Identity Theft Fears

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States across the country are trying to deal with the problem of illegal immigration. According to a recent report by the National Council of State Legislatures, “as of July 2, 2007, no fewer than 1404 pieces of legislation related to immigrants and immigration had been introduced among the 50 state legislatures.â€? A number of states, […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 16, 2014

The Entrepreneur Breakdown to Breakthrough Contest

Most business owners [Solopreneurs, Entrepreneurs] reach a boiling point – a point where they are totally overwhelmed and can’t take it anymore. They have a choice: bust through and find a way for the business to function without them as much, or scale back so they can keep it manageable. We want to hear your […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 16, 2014

Smart Tax Planning Webcast!

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Here’s an example of not-so-smart tax planning:  doing nothing. It doesn’t take a lot to sit down with an accountant to explore the deductions and credits you’re entitled to as a small-business owner.  For a great overview of the top issues, visit Wells Fargo’s newly released webcast on Smart Tax Planning for Your Business, part […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 15, 2014

SBA Small Business Awards–Meet Our National Winner!

Women-owned companies that need help with small business need look no further than software engineer Laurie Simon and her Kirkland, Washington Ombrella Consulting.  I had the pleasure of encountering Laurie because she beat me. No, not literally, but figuratively in this year’s SBA Small Business Awards.  As some of you may recall, I had the honor […]

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