Events & Resources

As an entrepreneur, you learn quickly that you can’t know it all–and that you need resources for your small business development.  Where can you find them?  Well, amid the noise that can be Twitter, people are compiling lists of experts in various entrepreneurial subjects that can support your small business development. I was honored–and occasionally, […]

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For all those planning to celebrate the holidays (are we allowed to say “Merry Christmas” anymore?), here’s a funny take on what would likely take place if lawyers created Christmas (thanks to my colleague Kathryn Gregory of Mi Kitchen Es Su Kitchen for sending it to me!) *** Please Note: All persons planning to dash […]

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They fail to pay attention to their finances. Most small business owners are so busy running the business, that they don’t pay attention to their cash flow statement from June. (Be honest – have you done this yet?) At the New York Times Small Business Summit, I was able to get some more secrets to […]

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Venture capital attorney Jennifer Hill took a few minutes with me to talk about business owners who are raising capital – and what they need to know so that they avoid making big, costly mistakes. Jennifer and I spoke about working with traditional venture capital and private equity firms and the changing landscape of crowd-funding, […]

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There are lots of ways to waste your time online.  Why not spend it poking around researching something productive? Judith Leeson has compiled a list of 50 Free and Excellent Legal Web Apps.  Though she did it for law students, here’s just a sampling of the handy and interesting things you can learn from the […]

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Every small business used to want to appear big – the bigger the better. But, the times have changed and what used to work has shifted into something else. Barry Moltz, a small business consultant, speaker and author of the recently-released Small Town Rules, talked to me about these changes. He tells me that consumers […]

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True confessions: I’m a bit of a slug the first couple of weeks of the year. Partly because my body has not recovered from the non-stop stuff-your-face-fest that began with too many jelly doughnuts on Chanukah, juggernauted its way through Cousin Jen’s homemade mozzarella-cheese-and-pepperoni Stromboli as Christmas Dinner appetizer, and slid into cheap champagne brunches […]

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In my law practice, I have worked with thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs who consistently struggle with a huge problem: how to get more customers. Recently, at the New York Times Small Business Summit, I interviewed Wendi Caplan-Carroll, of the popular e-mail marketing service Constant Contact. I asked Wendi questions that are on […]

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The U. S. Small Business Administration named me a Women in Business Champion of the Year, and I’m mighty pleased. As you may be able to commiserate, there are the dog days as a woman business owner (or just a business owner) where–like the tree-in-the-forest riddle–I wonder: if I stop doing what I’m doing, would […]

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Post image for Making It Legal’s Swan Song . . . Sorta

On a bleak January morning a few years ago, I got a call at 8:47.  My husband’s Uncle Jimmy had died.  James V. McGuinness was a New York City beat cop for many years, a dutiful (and hard-nosed) father of 5, with a dry sense of humor and a wide smile (when you could coax it […]

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