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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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 14, 2017

I Have to Charge Sales Tax? But My Business Is Online!

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Q: Do I have to charges taxes on an online business, even though my business does not have an actual storefront location? A: You don’t really think that the federal, state and local governments would give up an opportunity to receive tax revenue, do you? 🙂  Generally, any time you sell goods to a customer […]

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When I first started my business, getting my website up and running was more than just a “cross this milestone off my list” experience for me. It’s also a celebration of ending over a year of playing “ostrich”.  I had run into roadblocks in getting the original site up and running, and I responded – […]

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

Is Website Content Free for All?

I’m often asked, “Can I freely website content I see online? After all, it is free … and easily copied.” Tempting as it is to think that “freely available” equals “can use for free,” the short answer is … no. To play fair in the online world, you need to assume that if website content […]

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

A Crash Course in Confidence

As a child, I was painfully shy. And old habits die hard. Fast forward 25 years — I’m not long out of law school, and newly minted as a business owner, having started my own law practice. I had to exert authority in my firm and exude authority to clients and others. But I still […]

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