by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 11, 2017

Choosing the Right Network Marketing Business Partner-Part 4

What kind of a schmuck agrees to  front the money and only take 50% (me, obviously). And another lesson from the “why didn’t I see this coming?” department: We couldn’t agree on a business name.  Sounds crazy, right?  We kept going back and forth with different names for the business — Grace wanted one that […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 8, 2017

Measuring Your Article Marketing ROI

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“You can’t change what you can’t measure,” my friend and colleague Rochelle Lisner of Dynamic Business Growth often says. That becomes particularly thorny in the nebulous world of networking and marketing. Sure, it’s “easy” to make the comparison when you’re comparing dollars for dollars–for example, “I spent $1,000 on a journal for an event, and […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 5, 2017

Choosing the Right Network Marketing Business Partner-Part 3

I learned the hard way (see Part 2) that looking for easy money rarely brings it.  Yet another class in the School of of Hard Knocks: I was fronting all the money.  Yes, Grace and I agreed to split everything 50/50, but because of her particular work situation, she could not “officially” be listed as an […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 2, 2017

How to Create a Virtual Team and Not Lose Your Mind

If you haven’t figured it out by now, you’ll learn that there’s no way a busy small business owner can accomplish everything you need to in a given day.  So you have two choices: leave things unfinished, or expand your capacity by developing a team. But creating a team–one that works effectively–is both art and […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 2, 2017

Jumpstarting Your Online Business (Tax-Wise, Anyway)

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Q: I will be starting an online gift basket business in a couple of months and have a couple of questions: Although I will be operating a sole proprietorship business (and I was told that an EIN number is not required for sole proprietorship businesses), I do not want to use my Social Security number. […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 29, 2017

Are your interns small business kryptonite?

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” said my colleague, Joe Harris, Esq. of White Harris PLLC. “That’s what small businesses need to understand about interns.” Joe reaches for the check (“Ironic,” I think, “… seems I am getting a free lunch!”) as we chat about the trends and challenges we’re seeing for small […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 26, 2017

How to Find the Right Accountant

There’s no use trying to find an accountant on April 14th and hoping that your issues will miraculously be resolved by tax deadline time. Like hiring other professionals and vendors for your business, you want to take your time to select them carefully. And you want to have them in place before you have an […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 23, 2017

How to Get Out of a Business Partnership

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You can probably guess the tell-tale signs of needing to leave your business partnership (they’re similar to the signs for leaving your college boyfriend or girlfriend): Everything they do is wrong. You’re stressed and unhappy all the time. You wake up in the middle of the night with a knot in your stomach.  In short, […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 20, 2017

No-Nonsense Advice about the Perfect 1-Page Agreement

I have met a lot of entrepreneurs who proudly tout their one-page agreements like they have found the Holy Grail of business contracts. But that’s rarely the case. Sometimes, 1-pagers are more like Dixie® cups: inexpensive, designed for uncomplicated situations, and if you drop one on the floor, it won’t make too much of a […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 17, 2017

Don’t Miss NYC Startup on June 24!

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Do you know corporate professionals (working or laid off) in the New York City area who are considering creating a new business? Do you know existing business owners ready to go to the next level? Then read on for this not-to-miss opportunity! The NY Post is sponsoring NYC StartUp–a one-day event on June 24 featuring […]

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