by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on August 15, 2020

Why pole dancing is part of my New Year’s resolution

“Pole dancing? Pole dancing would be considered fun! Where’s the risk in pole dancing?” Nelly cries. Nelly’s the CTO of Webgrrls International and the TechSpeak Bootcamp. We’re sipping hot mint tea in a cozy Upper West Side café. Two women business leaders, finally meeting face-to-face after months of email exchange. “W-w-w-ell, it would totally challenge […]

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It ain’€™t easy. And as the experts in my New York Enterprise Report article, How to Choose a Business Partner€? reveal, you may not want to go it alone. The same way you invite your gal-pals to have brunch with you and your sweetie (because, of course, you want to get their feedback to make sure […]

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So you’ve started a business.  And it’s just you.  What happens if you get really sick or injured?  Or a parent needs care-taking?  Or your physical presence in business isn’t possible for several months? That’s one of the significant issues that Rajesh Shakya points out in his post, “Challenges to Find the Right Partner in […]

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I first met David Greer, angel investor and entrepreneur, when he weighed in on my Business Partnership Central blog on the importance of having a written shareholders’ agreement–and how that freed him up (when he sold out his interest) to sail the Mediterranean for two years (drool). Now he offers some handy insights to follow up […]

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by on August 3, 2020

Exit Your Company the Right Way

It seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it, to prepare for the end when you are just beginning your business. But, as former President Dwight Eisenhower was known to say, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” You need to have an ultimate goal when starting your business–whatever that goal may be. It could be: To provide […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 31, 2020

Beware of These Top 20 Internet Hoaxes!

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I don’t remember who said, “never believe anything you see in print,” but the same can easily apply to e-mail. Perhaps even more so. So often we get bombarded by e-mail messages, offers for products and cries for help that we may accept as true without doing even a molecule of due diligence and checking […]

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Yes, I’ve been tantalizing you for months . . . and now it’s here!:  The Entrepreneur’s Prenup: How to Choose a Business Partner Who Won’t [bleep] You.  Can be found at http://www.entrepreneursprenup.com/ and soon to be at Amazon.com (but not yet). The Home Study 3 Piece Package Includes: 175 Page Soft Cover Book 3 Audio […]

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Do you have (or want) to do business with the federal government? Are you thinking of merging your company with another? If so, check out the new U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) rules on small business size that went into effect on June 30th. As reported in Law.com, to ensure that a certain percentage of federal […]

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by on July 19, 2020

An Intellectual Property Primer

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More and more, a company’s most important asset is its intellectual property. But what, exactly, is intellectual property, and what are the different ways to protect it? Check out this intellectual property law primer through The Professional Network/Small Business Resource Center . . . and talk to an attorney about your options.

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on July 16, 2020

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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