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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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… That is, if you’re the one being infringed. Disclaimer: I am neither advocating that you rip off anyone else’s content nor recommending that you sit idly by should it happen to you. But sometimes, it can work to your advantage… especially if the people using it are “fans,” where at least some form of […]

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Post image for Mishandling Clients: How We Become Our Own Worst Enemy

 When the going gets tough, the tough take a close look at how they handle their clients and customers. Who’s generating a less-than-fair fee for you? Who makes you cringe when you hear their voice on the other end of the line? Who’s always finding a way to drag out the payments? Yes, there is […]

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by on December 28, 2020

Trademark Traps for the Unwary

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“I have the domain name. Doesn’t that count toward a trademark?” “I did a search online and no one has the name. Why can’t I get a trademark?” As Nina Yablok’s article, “Trademarks and Google,” touches on, Google isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to filing trademarks. That’s why, even in this high-tech, […]

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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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You betcha you do! Home business, office business – doesn’t matter. If you’re in business, you should have it. Like the old American Express tagline, “Don’t leave home without it,â€? I caution entrepreneurs not to go into business without it. Particularly as many of them prefer to operate as sole proprietorships, in which case their […]

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Once upon a time, there was a fox that had fallen into a well. A thirsty goat ambled by and asked the fox if the water was good. The fox told the goat that he had never tasted such clear, pure, water in his life. The goat was so thirsty, that he went into the […]

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by on December 13, 2020

7 Tips for Finding a Good CPA

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Mani Malarvannan gives some helpful tips in finding a good CPA in his aptly-titled article, “€œ7 Tips for Finding a Good CPA,” in the Small Business Informer. He also points out the importance of preparing for the interviews with these CPAs by having a list of questions you might want to ask. He alludes to a few […]

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You may have had these nasty tidbits enter your inbox: e-mails that seem to come from reputable companies (I got a host of them from “Citibank”) that tout the anti-hacking and identity-theft measures they’re taking. “In order to ensure your security, we need you to verify your contact information by clicking on the link below… […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on December 4, 2020

How Being a Dirty Girl Helps My Business

I’m full-out body length in squishy, watery mud, groveling on my elbows and knees to squirm through a tunnel. If I didn’t know better, I’d think this was Tim Robbins’s workout for the prison break scene in The Shawshank Redemption, minus the stench. At first, I’m tempted to squeal and jump out, but it’s warm […]

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