I’m seeing many pixels devoted to the downfall of Charles Patton, a partner and music producer for rapper Lupe Fiasco’s “1st and 15th” record label.  I have to confess to not being a devotee of rap music, or even having heard of Lupe Fiasco (or Charles Patton) before the reports started coming in . . . […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on March 24, 2020

Want to expand without employees? Try a dispersed team

Bit by bit, businesses small and large are moving away from using full-time employees. Why? The escalating costs of health care The thickets of employee legislation that impact smaller and smaller companies (like NYC’s recent move to a paid sick leave threshold of 5 employees, down from 20) The explosion of collaborative technologies that support the […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on March 21, 2020

Can you create board minutes years later?

Q.:  I am the sole shareholder and director of a closely held corporation. I have failed to keep my board minutes book updated for several years. How do I go back now and update the board minutes? I know that corporate records cannot be falsified, so if I write minutes for board meetings that should […]

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If you have any inclination to work with a business partner, I hope you’ll be joining me for my FREE Entrepreneur’s Prenup teleseminar.  It’s easy to identify the high points, but the low points tend to get glossed over.  Learn what they are so that you can avoid them!  Sign up today!

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Here’s eye-opening information from a recent press release: <<A recent survey conducted by BizBuySell, the largest online business-for-sale marketplace, found that nearly 75% of business owners doubted the effectiveness of hiring consultants to improve business reputation, preferring instead to do their own marketing without external assistance.Of the survey sample, 68% of respondents said they had […]

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by on March 12, 2020

Blood Can Be Thicker than Business

From the happy side of being in business with a family member comes this story from Mt. Lebanon, PA about mother-daughter duos who are in business together . . . successfully!  The mothers and daughters seem to have found in each other complementary skill sets, and for them, the business relationship has brought their personal […]

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by on March 9, 2020

The Right Way to Fire An Employee

Need to terminate? Take these five steps first. They say that “breaking up is hard to do,” and that certainly applies to giving an employee the heave-ho. Few business owners relish the conflict, the guilt and the fear of reprisal that often accompany the act of firing an employee. But sometimes you reach the point […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on March 6, 2020

What Does Your Business’ Kitchen Cabinet Look Like?

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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By developing an electronic communications policy, you could keep your business out of trouble. Do your employees use e-mail for company correspondence? Do your business partners conduct research on the internet? Does your company regularly back up and store the contents of its company computers? If so, your business is ripe for an electronic media […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on February 29, 2020

Want expert resources at your fingertips?

True confessions: I’m a bit of a slug the first couple of weeks of the year. Partly because my body has not recovered from the non-stop stuff-your-face-fest that began with too many jelly doughnuts on Chanukah, juggernauted its way through Cousin Jen’s homemade mozzarella-cheese-and-pepperoni Stromboli as Christmas Dinner appetizer, and slid into cheap champagne brunches […]

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