by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 27, 2017

When to Change Your Business Structure

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Now is a great time to reevaluate whether the business entity you’ve chosen for your company still meets your needs. What may have worked at the beginning may now leave you exposed. You may have outgrown your business entity, much like a seedling can outgrow the pot you planted it in. Or — like some […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 24, 2017

Basic Training: Forming a U.S. Charity

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Q. :  I want to register a Charity in the USA. I’m a citizen of Nepal and currently residing in Nepal. To promote the charity and its presence in US I want to register it in USA. How can I go about this? A.:  When you register a charity in the United States, you actually […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 21, 2017

Partnerships Are Not Eternal

The article “Protect Your Business and Your Family” raised a valid point — that partnerships are not eternal.  But the point is not an obvious one. Many business owners I know and advise refer to their “business partner” as the person with whom they own a business.  The business may take the legal form of a […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 18, 2017

Should you invest in your dopey nephew’s business?

Ever been hit up to invest in a friend’s or family member’s business? Is it wise to do so—given that you know them so well? What steps should you take when asked to invest (or lend money for) a loved one’s business? Tune in to Wall Street Journal Radio, where I sit down with Veronica […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 15, 2017

Are You a Networking Rock Star?

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I saw the film The Rocker on PPV last weekend (if you’re a Spinal Tap fan, I think you’ll enjoy it . . . and the music kept my toes tapping). In addition to underscoring the power of YouTube (ya gotta see it!), the film got me thinking: When it comes to networking–and building a […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 12, 2017

Even Robert Kiyosaki Has (Had) Bum Business Partners

Lest you think that only novice business owners have problems with business partners, here’s a comforting note from Robert Kiyoskai in his Cash Flow blog.  Apparently, he made some choices that he thought were wise at the time, but ultimately, never panned out into a profitable business.  He gives some valuable hints as to the […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 9, 2017

When Buyout Agreements Go Awry

It’s never a pretty sight when a business partnership has to be dissolved. Even uglier is what happens when you put in the time and effort to create a partnership agreement, only to find that the terms you included create more confusion than clarity. The cleverly-named blog, New York Business Divorce (why didn’t I think […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 6, 2017

The Single Most Important Thing to Know about Verbal Agreements

How many times have we run afoul of film producer Samuel Goldwyn’s famous maxim: “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on”? (I’ve certainly done it). And yet, isn’t life nicer, simpler when you don’t have to worry about creating a paper trail? Why not just trust the people you’re doing business with? […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 3, 2017

Choosing the Right Network Marketing Business Partner-Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1 of “Choosing the Right Network Marketing Partner,” my first mistake was entering into a business that I knew nothing about (and neither did my partner).  Here’s another lesson I learned from my network marketing foible: We were in it only for the money.  I was looking for a quick fix — […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 30, 2017

10 Skills VCs Look For Before Writing a Check

Mark Susser, a VC at GRP partners (and guest blogger for VentureHacks), offers his two-part list of the top 10 skills he looks for in entrepreneurs and their companies before he’s willing to part with any cash for investment. Stay tuned for skills 8-10 . . . but for now, here’s 1-7 to get you […]

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