Ask The Business Lawyer

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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Small business legal issues provide part of the foundation of your business. Many entrepreneurs don’t realize that there are two crucial components to any successful business: encouraging growth (that’s the fun part sales and marketing and revenues) and managing risk (that’s the un-fun part of HR, administration, accounting, and law). As someone who wants to […]

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I was able to grab a few minutes at the New York Times Small Business Summit with Richard Oceguera, the energetic President of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of New York. The organization, known as the NGLCCNY, is a business advocate and a direct link between LGBT business owners and those who […]

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No, not the one that is filled with coffee filters and stale snacks. What does your “kitchen cabinet” of business advisers look like? Known as “The Small Biz Lady,” Melinda Emerson, small business consultant, speaker and author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, took a moment with me at the New York Times […]

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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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Answer: When her “children” go barefoot. Welcome to the “new and improved” AskTheBusinessLawyer.com website! This revamped site houses my library of small business legal articles and information products and my business law practice, the newly-inaugurated Kaufman Law PLLC.  What possessed me to make changes to a site that was still regularly getting compliments? Traffic. Contrary […]

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