Q.:  I understand you do not let executive session board minutes into anyone but the board of directors’ hands. In fact, I have heard that you pass these board minutes out in executive session and they are then collected and given back to, in our case our attorney who is, chairman of the board and […]

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

A Few Things to Know About Employment Law

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If you’re at all focused on business growth, the employees in your business will become your greatest asset.They may also become your greatest liability if you don’t put the right policies and procedures in place.Diana Heeb Bivona’s Small Business Blog lists several of the areas that you should be aware of before you make that […]

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

How Your Service Business Can Leverage IP for Growth [PODCAST]

Tired of the time-for-dollars model in your service business? Fed up with feast-or-famine in your cash flow? Eager to discover alternative ways to have greater impact and income? Listen in as we interview Sarah Farzam, the Founder and Director of Bilingual Birdies, a foreign language and live music program for young children in New York […]

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

Do You Have Your Life Partner’s Buy-In for Your Business?

Reproduced from my weekly ezine LexAppeal: Business partners come in different flavors, like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.There are active partners – the ones who are toiling at their desks and have rolled up their sleeves with you.There are silent partners — often the ones who have given your company a shot of well-needed capital, and […]

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

Basic Training: A is for Adolescent

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Ah, youth. I wish I had been so motivated to change the world when I was a teen. I was more concerned with how geeky I looked in braces and participating in nerdy things like student government. Here’s how this week’s teen wants to make a difference: Q: I am trying to start up a […]

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

Using Strategic Alliances to Grow Your Business

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In this economy, cash may be too tight to indulge in those grand expansion plans.  But have you considered looking in your own backyard?  That is, by leveraging the business relationships you already have? Join me at NAWBO-NYC’s Entrepreneur’s Roundtable from 6 to 9 p.m.  Through an interactive workshop, we’ll explore how to: Think strategically […]

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

Are you one of the happiest entrepreneurs in the U.S.?

Nancy and I were sitting on a chic white leather couch at Pranna, one of NYC’s newer Indo-Asian-fusion restaurants. Having a glass of wine. Exotic music thumping in the background. The after-party of a speed-networking event. Nancy has owned her consulting business for about five years, having left the stifling corridors of corporate America. She […]

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

What Lawsuits Cost Small Businesses

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What will $105 billion get you? For some, it equals the gross domestic product of a small island nation in the Caribbean. However, here in the United States, it’s the burden that small businesses shoulder in tort liability costs. As reported on Small Business Trends, a recent study by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal […]

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

Is Your Business a Salable Asset?

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Well, is it?  Have you created a company or a product line that someone might want to buy, or have you worked yourself into a job where, if you take time off, you don’t earn money? If you’re in the New York City area, join me at the Brain Exchange Roundtable from 6 to 8 […]

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

The Law Firm Partnership Agreement that Failed

I recently had an “OMG. Are you kidding me?!?!” moment when I came across NYT reporter John Eligon’s article on a law firm breakup, “For the Lords of Divorce, A Breakup.” The principals of Sheresky, Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan were no babes in the woods, wet behind the ears, green, unsophisticated, inexperienced, naive [insert synonym of […]

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