by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on August 1, 2014

Do you want to Hangout … or hang yourself? [VIDEO]

The clock is ticking … I have to be on a Google® hangout call in 30 minutes. Here’s the problem: every time I try to either host or participate in a hangout, I run into technical snafus. I’m stressed beyond belief, not just because I can’t figure out how to get onto the damn call […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More

by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on August 1, 2014

How Small Businesses Misuse Summer Interns

Post image for How Small Businesses Misuse Summer Interns

The official start of summer will soon arrive, and with it, millions of high school and college-age students available to help out in your business. Your eyes sparkle with the thought of getting staffing help at reasonable rates (read: cheap labor), which can give your business the boost that it needs.Good, cost-efficient idea, right? Not […]

{ 3 comments }

Read More

by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 31, 2014

Teleclass Preview: The Entrepreneur’s Prenup

Post image for Teleclass Preview: The Entrepreneur’s Prenup

Yes, folks, I’m at T minus 32 for the launch of my latest product, The Entrepreneur’s Prenup.  It’s a home study course that will take you through the top issues to consider when choosing a business partner and how you can screen for the duds. But for those of you who just can’t wait for […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More

by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 30, 2014

The Art and Science of a Smart Business Proposal

If it were so easy to develop an ideal business proposal, every one could do it. Every time. It takes a delicate balance of salesmanship, listening to your customer, and knowing how much of your “secret sauce” to divulge. In this segment of MSNBC’s Your Business, I talk about how NOT to give away the […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More

by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 29, 2014

How Can Your Accountant Boost Your Profits?

Now that tax season is done done done, (yes, I filed on extension), I wanted to give a shout-out to the people who made that process relatively painless: my accountants.  They have certainly saved my bacon on more than one occasion. By keeping a watchful eye and working with me proactively, we were able to […]

{ 2 comments }

Read More

by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 28, 2014

Have You Covered the Partnership Agreement Basics?

Reproduced from my weekly ezine, LexAppeal:   So you’ve decided that a business partnership is for you.And you have the support of your “very silent” partner (that is, your life partner.Now’s the time to make sure that you cover the bases in your partnership agreement. Sorry to say, but business partnerships have an abysmal failure rate.Higher […]

{ 1 comment }

Read More

by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 27, 2014

Basic Training: O is for OMG–Just Hire an Attorney Already

Post image for Basic Training: O is for OMG–Just Hire an Attorney Already

I try to be generous with the information I share. But the short of it is this: I “sell” my expertise. Maybe you sell stuffed animals. Or face cream. Or jackhammers. Or website design. With all of my years of expertise, I take the vast subject that is “The Law” and implement for my clients […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More

by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 26, 2014

Satisfy Customers to Survive and Prosper

Satisfied customers don’t grow on trees, ripe for the picking.  Yet without them, your company is doomed.  Most businesses models rely on repeat customers, customer referrals, or at least, the credibility of satisfied customer testimonials.  If you want your business to succeed and grow, it must attract and satisfy customers. Repeatedly. Seems pretty straightforward, but […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More

by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 25, 2014

Sadly, Your Company Must Have a Collections Policy

The first time it happened, I was shocked.  (Okay–naïve too, but shocked).  “What did I do wrong?” I wondered. “Wasn’t the client happy with the service I provided? After all, I swooped in, saved the day, and got them their pound of flesh. What’s going on?” It happened to me several times despite my best […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More

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 […]

{ 0 comments }

Read More
Page 1 of 9612345...