by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 25, 2016

A New (and Free!) Resource for Online Entrepreneurs

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Last week, the American Bar Association launched a new online resource to help individuals and small business owners with questions about setting up, launching and operating an online store or other e-commerce venture. As reported in Computerworld.com, among the sections covered at SafeSelling.org are obtaining a domain name, selling out of state and how to verify […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 22, 2016

Partnership Q&A: When your business partner is a lawyer

OK, so I’m somewhat biased, but I think lawyers can make for great business partners.  We have a knack for detail-orientation that many entrepreneurs would rather gloss over.  We’re careful, read everything, and tend to be risk averse.  A perfect foil for the stereotypically free-spirited business owner. But sometimes, it’s not such a good idea, […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 20, 2016

When Business Partnerships Don’t Stick

When two partners launched a souvenir sticker company – one partner being in charge of design and the other bringing the capital – they enjoyed rapid success, sales and increasing revenue. Yet, despite being on the same page at the beginning, they never talked about where they saw the business going in the future – […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 19, 2016

10 Steps to Buying a Business…10 1/2, if buying into a business

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 16, 2016

Strategic Alliances Can Help Grow Your Business

Ever feel like your big box competition is an immoveable mountain? Well, it doesn’t need to be that way. One way that small business can compete with larger rivals is by forming strategic alliances.  Strategic alliances can fill gaps in your value proposition when you’re compared to huge competitors … yet allow you to retain […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 13, 2016

Nina Kaufman at the Brava Conference

Today Show and CNN “Reinvention Expert” Eli Davidson introduces me as one of the “top business attorneys in the country” at the BRAVA Conference, an invitation-only event for women who know playing small is no longer an option for them. I’m sharing this video clip with you because I talk about a serious problem that […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 10, 2016

Limitations for limited partners?

Here’s a disturbing thought:  imagine that you’re a limited partner in an entity that’s a limited partnership.  By definition, you’re liabilities are supposed to be limited — that’s why you’re a limited partner.  It’s the “general partner” who’s usually left holding the bag when it comes to claims and liabilities of the limited partnership. But […]

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I had a stress meltdown recently. Not that this should have come as any surprise–after all, I run myself ragged; I spend way too many hours in front of the computer, the phone and other people, and not enough hours resting, exercising, trusting. Meltdowns for me feel like a mini-volcano: the anger, stress and frustration […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 4, 2016

Interview with Ana Harvey: Gettin’ a Bigger Piece of the Pie

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Tune in for this spirited interview with Ana Harvey, Director of the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership. New opportunities are afoot for women-owned businesses to get a larger share of the federal contracts pie. Listen in as we discuss: The new rules for federal contracting opportunities The kinds of women-owned businesses that can best […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 3, 2016

Do Contractors Need Liability Insurance?

The quick and simple answer is yes, especially if you want to protect your small business from any legal trouble. If you are a small business who hires contractors, it’s quite possible that you can be found liable for any mistakes they make—mistakes that can often far exceed the amount of the original contract to […]

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