by on October 19, 2018

Common Legal Perils of Blogging

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Think blogging’s all fun and games? Make sure what you’re doing is legal to keep your business and reputation in the clear. Don’t get me wrong, blogging is a blast. I should know; I have two blogs. The opportunity for expression is limitless–words, photos, videos, audio. Whatever technology develops, you can be sure that people […]

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by on October 16, 2018

Partners in Business and Marriage

What if your partner is also your . . . partner? The Memphis Daily News on Correale Builders & Realtors in Germantown, Tennessee.  Not an unusual business, but for the fact that the business owners are both married to the job . . . and married to each other.  As the Correales admitted: . . . […]

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Here’s one last issue that Chris Mercer raised in his Buy/Sell Agreements book that I want to share with you. Once you have (1) decided when an event triggers a buyout, and (2) computed how you’ll fund the purchase, you need to determine who gets to make the purchase and how you’ll come up with the […]

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by on October 7, 2018

The Benefits of WBE Certification

What if you found out about a huge untapped market for your products and services . . . a market of at least $200 billion?  A market eager to find reliable women-owned businesses to work with?  A market that has regular needs?  A market unlikely to disappear anytime soon?  Wouldn’t that market be worth a […]

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When business is going well, it’s easy to overlook the flaws and peccadilloes. Partly because we want to ride the prosperity wave. But when the wave crashes, and you’re dumped onto the beach with the seaweed, the broken shells, and the flannisters (you know, those plastic yokes that hold six-packs together), are you really shoulder-to-shoulder […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on October 1, 2018

Common Small Biz Legal Issues

Business law has become so complicated – how can you keep it all straight? Add to that the mountain of tasks that a small business needs to take care of – legal duties that you, as the business owner, may not even be aware of! That’s where an attorney can help, to ensure that your […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 28, 2018

Legal Lessons for Women Business Owners – Part 3

Owning a successful business takes lots of different knowledge and know-how to get it running smoothly—which includes avoiding risks.  Yet many entrepreneurs forge full steam ahead without professional legal advice … for a variety of reasons. Cost. Fear. Ego, to name a few. But without it, seemingly small missteps like “oops, my independent contractor should […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on September 22, 2018

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 on September 19, 2018

Pre-Partnership Rule of Thumb

From Ben Canosha’s blog, a good suggestion before starting a business with others: Before going into a partnership with someone, spend time with them in three different kinds of situations: a relaxing one, a competitive one, and an intellectually stimulating one. – Joan Kelly And as a model of collaboration, his new project, Business Rules of […]

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by on September 16, 2018

Keep Lawsuits Off Your Back

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The best way to handle a lawsuit is to avoid getting into one.  Rare is the small business that has the funds set aside to pay for the lawyers (and possible judgment) of a lost case–heck, these companies often can’t afford to pay their owners a regular salary! So how do you keep lawsuits off […]

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