Business Essentials

For more on deadbeat business partners, here’s another thought:  if you have been running your business as a general partnership, you are both “jointly and severally liable” for the debts of the partnership.  This means that a creditor could come after you for the full amount of the debt, or your partner.  They don’t have […]

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Would that we could wave a magic wand and–POOF!–be a successful entrepreneur. Actually, it’s usually more a matter of becoming a successful entrepreneur and gorwing into the role than all-of-a-sudden being it. In this short video interview with Carolyn Kepcher of Work Her Way, I briefly discuss how a busienss owner might get in the […]

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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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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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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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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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You don’t need a law degree to navigate common legal issues as you grow your business—if you pay close attention to this radio show, where I participate in a roundtable discussion with attorneys Nance L. Shick and Renee L. Duff. There are many important things to keep in mind as a business owner – particularly […]

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Women entrepreneurs are one of the fastest growing segments of business owners in the country. How can you allow yourself to grow and scale your business, while making sure to avoid any legal pitfalls? I sit in a roundtable discussion with attorneys Nance L. Shick and Renee L. Duff to share legal lessons that you […]

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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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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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