Events & Resources

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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Post image for Support Your Independent Retailers with Small Business Saturday

Many of us have complained about the state of the U.S. economy — particularly for small businesses. It seemed that there were large, sweeping forces outside of our control that created these conditions. However, there is now a way we can each take one small step to spur our local economy. It takes place on […]

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I don’t know what your experience was like voting in last week’s mid-term elections, but mine was truly dispiriting. Read my exclusive post on MyVenturePad.com to find out what went wrong and why I believe our system needs to be fixed.

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Expert resources can be at your fingertips, if you know where to go. Conferences like the New York Times Small Business Summit are a great way to glean the expertise and tips from those who know. I had the pleasure of speaking to this wonderful group of experts on the following topics: 1.  Melinda Emerson: […]

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Well, are you? Years ago, when I worked for other law firms, I would routinely come into work on Thanksgiving Friday. I actually enjoyed being in the office Thanksgiving Friday.  There was a quiet hush that fell over the desks. You could really focus and bang out the work. The phones rarely rang. No one […]

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Post image for Making It Legal Makes the Grade for Young Entrepreneurs

Whether Gen X’ers like it or not, Gen Y is nipping at their heels — entrepreneurially, that is. So I’m pleased to announce that Making It Legal made the grade  of 50 Best Blogs for Young Entrepreneurs! At No. 6, we’re in the Top 10!  (Pay no attention to the fact that our Tools and Resources category was mentioned […]

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Over the past two years, the small business environment has changed dramatically. This year’s New York Times Small Business Summit in NYC on Sept. 23 will explore the next steps of social media marketing and how best to navigate a new economic and legislative landscape. The event is sponsored by OPEN/American Express, and the 2010 […]

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