by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 2, 2016

It’s Time for a Buyout. How Ya Gonna Pay for it?

So you’ve identified the exit events that can trigger a buyout. Yippee-ki-yay. Is that the end of the exercise? Of course not. (You knew it wouldn’t be, didn’t you?). Identifying when a buyout situation might arise is one thing. Having the funds for the payout is quite another. Chris Mercer sagely points outa number of […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 29, 2016

I should have been more specific …

Earlier this year, I made a promise to you. More of a confession, a public pledge. I was going to work my risk muscles. Going to get out of my comfort zone. So I went mechanical bull riding. Tried meditative dance. Spoke at a major women’s business conference. Okay, so I wasn’t exactly jumping at […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 26, 2016

Play to Your Strengths and Outsource the Rest

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Yes, that’s the advice of most of the “success gurus.”  Figure out what you do well–and what you enjoy doing–and leave the rest to someone else. Listen in to my conversation with Rosalie Lober, PhD., author of the newly-released Run Your Business Like a Fortune 100: 7 Principles for Boosting Profits. We cover: Rosalie’s case […]

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

Small Business Champion vs. Business Attorney

What’s the difference between a Small Business Champion and an attorney? It’s more than just marketing spin. It’s more than just business advising versus paper-pushing. It’s a profound difference in mindset and approach to being of service and running a successful law business. Tune in to my interview on the Legal Marketing Podcast with Michael […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 23, 2016

Law Questions about Small Business Insurance

Many entrepreneurs have law questions about small business insurance.  Small business insurance provides a vital layer of liability protection against claims foreseen and unforeseen … regardless of whether you were at fault or not. From my Ask Entrepreneur column, here are law questions about small business insurance that other entrepreneurs have had—and maybe you do, […]

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

Inside Secrets to Having Friends as Clients

When we’re growing our business, friends can serve as a great source of referrals. They know us well, trust us, and have no hesitation about recommending us to others. But what happens when a friend makes a referral . . . and the referral is the friend herself? The dynamics of your friendship can change […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 15, 2016

Business Partners: An Old Twist on a New Business Model

As Seen In Collaboration.  Leveraging resources.  Alliances.  The new business model in tough economic times is all about “partnering,” and nowhere do those issues get played out with greater intensity than with business partners.  Millions of entrepreneurs have started – or joined — a company with more than one owner.  But according to AssociatedContent.com, up […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 14, 2016

5 Tips for a Top-Notch Advisory Board

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Having a board isn’t enough. Know how to use the members to maximum effect. As you’ll soon find out (if you haven’t already), there’s no way one entrepreneur–you–has all the answers. Or all the skills. Or all of the time to single-handedly get your venture running smoothly. If you want your business to expand, you’ll […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 11, 2016

RipOff Report Rides Roughshod in Court

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In a recent round of litigation concerning online content hosts, the online complaint site Ripoff Report won a defamation (and trademark) lawsuit filed in Florida by a Colorado company. According to the site, the Ripoff Report is a worldwide consumer reporting website and publication by consumers, for consumers, to file and document complaints about companies […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 11, 2016

Protecting Your Online Bottom Line

As Seen In Online businesses have a great advantage for customers:  they make it so easy to purchase whatever you want, whenever you want. Here’s the downside: you’re less likely to have a “personal” relationship with an online business.  You don’t know the owners, have no clue who’s providing the service or product, and might […]

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