Business Essentials

I had never really thought about the symbiosis between business and banking, but here’s an interesting tidbit by Shaun Parker on the history of how it came about.  According to Parker, banks themselves owe their standing in the economic world due to the entrepreneurship of middle age traders.  The first to take advantage of the […]

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After yesterday’s steam pipe explosion in midtown Manhattan (just a few blocks from my office — too close for comfort), I figured a little levity was in order today.  Here’s a joke about father and son-in-law business partners that gave me a chuckle.  Enjoy! 

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Want to reach a huge market that wants–and needs–to contract with women-owned businesses? WBE certification may be for you. What if you found out about a huge untapped market for your products and services–a market of at least $200 billion? A market eager to find reliable women-owned businesses to work with? A market that has […]

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Like Josh Mullineaux, I was bombarded with messages as a kid, cautioning me to think about my actions:  “You are what you eat.”  (I’m chocolate cake?) “Birds of a feather flock together.” and “If everyone else were going to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you?”  But it’s only recently that I started to realize just […]

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When titans of industry pass on or resign, as Steve Jobs from Apple did recently, there’s usually a flurry of speculation about the business succession plan. Who will take over? Will they have the same creativity, moxie, or charisma? Will the change be good for the company? Did the stock price go up or down? […]

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If you slept in this past Sunday morning (and normally, I would, too), you may have missed my segment on MSNBC’s “Your Business” where I was part of a panel that included venture attorney Jennifer E. Hill and National Federation of Independent Business chief economist, Bill Dunkelberg. What’s your take on the economy? How has […]

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Many thanks to attorney Anthony Cerminaro’s BizzBangBuzz blog for bringing this tidbit to my attention.This handy article, which appeared in Business Intelligence Lowdown earlier this year, lists 101 common sense management tips for entrepreneurs.What floored me was that all 101 tips appear in the article (and not in a link to purchase a book for $197.00)! […]

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OK, so it’s old, but in 2005, a national survey was conducted of small business owners’ top concerns. Apparently, the threat of lawsuits was not among them.Rather, the majority focused more on bottom line issues.According to the Wage Law Weblog, small business owners deemed the following to be the biggest threats to their businesses: (1) […]

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I started my New York legal practice because it is what I love to do. It is what brings me joy. Every day, I am excited to “go to work.” I meet so many excited entrepreneurs every day– they come to me after they finally take the leap. Have you always  wanted to start a […]

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It’s not only in the U.S. that small businesses are recognized as a major contributor to the economy:the European Union is getting on that bandwagon as well, with its efforts to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They are also taking steps to encourage entrepreneurship among women. What I found interesting was their list of […]

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