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It’s an unfortunate aspect of American life that you can’t stop someone from bringing a frivolous lawsuit. Even some politicians have recognized the ways in which frivolous lawsuits can hamper America’s small businesses, and proposed legislation just last year — most notably, the “Frivolous Lawsuit Prevention Act of 2009” (S. 603), which apparently died in […]

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Who said partnerships were easy?  Part of the challenge is structuring your company so that it can function well in your absence — especially if that absence is a prolonged one . . . like, because of your death.  What happens to the employees?  What happens to your clients? As Jason Knott points out in […]

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Post image for Is It Time to Rethink Copyright Law?

Copyright law developed over many years, from a time when the only way to distribute a book was to make physical copies through a printing press and sell them person to person. The core thinking behind the law was that the person who came up with the creativity should be the only one to benefit […]

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In all my years dealing with contract disputes, I found that “not getting what they expected” is one of the top three reasons clients don’t pay. But, like Freud asked about women, “What do clients want?” If you are a freelancer or independent professional providing services (especially to other business owners), take heed. Managing expectations […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 30, 2021

Success Secrets for Entrepreneurial Women

Women are the fastest growing segment of business owners in the United States. Terrific for economic growth in our country, but wait!  There’s a caveat:  compared to male business owners, women entrepreneurs tend to have smaller companies, generate less revenue and employ fewer people. So what’s holding them back? Tune in to these episodes of […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 27, 2021

On being spontaneous … with Polar Bears

“It’s 46 degrees!” Joe squeals, on hearing the weather report. (To the extent that a grown man and former champion power lifter would actually squeal). “Let’s go to the beach!” “Why?” I ask, maybe a little condescendingly. “The Polar Bears are there!” he replies. Sigh. The beach? Okay, so it’s a little warm for early […]

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When is the right time to protect an idea? “About 10 minutes before someobody else tries to use it,” quipped an intellectual property attorney I know. Budding entrepreneurs can become fixated on protecting their Next Great Idea. But, as Whitney Keyes points out in her post, “Avoiding Privacy Paralysis,” there’s a fine line to be […]

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On a bleak January morning a few years ago, I got a call at 8:47.  My husband’s Uncle Jimmy had died.  James V. McGuinness was a New York City beat cop for many years, a dutiful (and hard-nosed) father of 5, with a dry sense of humor and a wide smile (when you could coax it […]

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Billions of dollars in small federal contracts could be opened to small businesses if the Small Business Administration (SBA) prevails in a dispute with the General Services Administration (GSA). According to a report on Associated Content, the SBA has ruled that, under the Small Business Act, the GSA needs to set aside contracts valued between […]

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by on April 15, 2021

The Green Entrepreneur’s Toolbox

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For any number of reasons, “€œgoing green” is gaining steam. And whether your idea of going green strictly pertains to the environment, or reflects a social consciousness that you want your company to espouse, there are ways to make it happen. For ideas on how other women entrepreneurs have created a business structure around “done well […]

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