Events & Resources

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Many of us have complained about the state of the U.S. economy — particularly for small businesses. It seemed that there were large, sweeping forces outside of our control that created these conditions. However, there is now a way we can each take one small step to spur our local economy. It takes place on […]

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I don’t know what your experience was like voting in last week’s mid-term elections, but mine was truly dispiriting. Read my exclusive post on MyVenturePad.com to find out what went wrong and why I believe our system needs to be fixed.

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Well, are you? Years ago, when I worked for other law firms, I would routinely come into work on Thanksgiving Friday. I actually enjoyed being in the office Thanksgiving Friday.  There was a quiet hush that fell over the desks. You could really focus and bang out the work. The phones rarely rang. No one […]

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Whether Gen X’ers like it or not, Gen Y is nipping at their heels — entrepreneurially, that is. So I’m pleased to announce that Making It Legal made the grade  of 50 Best Blogs for Young Entrepreneurs! At No. 6, we’re in the Top 10!  (Pay no attention to the fact that our Tools and Resources category was mentioned […]

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10,000 women. 150 speakers. Eight speaking stages. Two days. One visionary. This is the recipe for dynamic business growth spearheaded by Michelle Patterson, Executive Director of the California Women’s Conference and founder/CEO of EventComplete. The California Women’s Conference is North America’s largest working women’s conference, taking place in Long Beach, CA on September 23 and […]

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Over the past two years, the small business environment has changed dramatically. This year’s New York Times Small Business Summit in NYC on Sept. 23 will explore the next steps of social media marketing and how best to navigate a new economic and legislative landscape. The event is sponsored by OPEN/American Express, and the 2010 […]

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I’ll be speaking to Dawn Fotopulos‘s FastTrac class (part of the Levin Institute) next Wednesday the 22nd on the subject of “Protecting Your Intellectual Property — Online and Off.” It’s a big, delicious, meaty topic–much like a succulent sirloin steak (apologies to any vegetarians)–with lots to chew on. I could cover: What are the different […]

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What do you want to know about business partnerships?  Join me and Melinda Emerson, The Small Biz Lady, for a TweetChat at 8pm (ET) on Wednesday, September 22nd.  I’ll be sharing my insights on business partners, what makes for a solid partnership, and what parts of the process you DON’T want to DIY.  Sign up for […]

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They say that when it rains, it pours.  After a quiet summer, I find myself with 4 speaking presentations taking place within a single week!  In addition to #smallbizchat, a roundtable on buying a business, and teaching a class on protecting your IP for the Levin Institute, I’ll be a panelist at the NYT Small […]

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Join me on September 22nd as I share my thoughts, lessons, and humor on business partnerships with the Twitterverse!  Yes, it’s a brave new world I’m entering, thanks to Melinda Emerson, The Small Biz Lady, and her #smallbizchat show.  Every Wednesday, she hosts a weekly Twitter chat – focusing on everything that small business owners need […]

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