by on June 12, 2018

Nice Girls Don’t Ask

It should come as no surprise that men and women are still treated unequally in the workplace, with women being both paid less and underrepresented in top jobs in corporate America. But there is another, subtler source of inequality that can affect entrepreneurs, too: Women often don’t get what they want and deserve because they […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 9, 2018

Could the Dr. Oz model work for your business?

“I. Don’t. Have. Time. To. Grow. My. Business,” said Mark through clenched teeth. I could hear the frustration in the clipped tones. The resentment. The weariness. Trying to keep a lid on it all. And fearing he was always just one step away from a “volcano moment.” Mark’s digital design firm depends heavily on his […]

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Well, it seems that even the powerful get duped in their dealings.  From the Washington Post, comes the story of Hunter and James Biden, sons of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), who are suing a former business partner for fraud, claiming he lied about his professional credentials and finances.  One of the claims is […]

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A common suggestion for effective networking is “Get involved.” So we join organizations and nonprofit groups with the hope that, as we serve in a leadership capacity, we are also piquing the interest of others who might want to use our services–or be willing to refer us to others who do. When the opportunity does […]

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Every year, many business owners choose to incorporate their companies. They may make this decision at the outset, or may arrive at it later because their business is growing and they want to shield themselves from the risks that growing businesses face. Either way, the business owners want to limit the extent to which their […]

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by on May 28, 2018

When Only the Lawyers Get Rich

From the Department of Cautionary Tales comes this instructive story from Richard Fox on the Kauffman (sadly, no relation — not even spelled the same way) Foundation’s Entrepreneurship site. It’s the story of a partnership turned very ugly.  Betrayed by the partner who tried to sell out from under him on the day of his […]

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I recently gave a teleclass on intellectual property issues for small business owners. One of the questions that came up is whether it’s okay to use someone else’€™s content (in this case, transcribing a podcast and posting it in its entirety) on your own blog as long as you give the proper attribution. The short answer […]

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Today, I’m taking a deep breath, because it may be my last one for a long time. Starting Monday, I’m beginning the process of totally redesigning my website. Anticipated launch is early-to-mid-January (stay tuned!). Before reaching this point, I needed to come up with a logo, consider the “architecture” for the site and tweak more […]

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People often view a marital prenup like having a bucket of ice-cold water dumped on your head. Small business owners are no different. When they look to form business partnerships, the thought of negotiating a business partnership agreement can be too chilling to contemplate. Problem is, when you start working together without working out the […]

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You want to hire an independent contractor. Or a freelancer. Mostly because you don’t want to get involved in the red tape and extra costs involved in hiring an employee. So you put together an independent contractor agreement, and the freelancer signs it. Are you in the clear? No. In this segment of MSNBC’s Your […]

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