An oldie, but a goodie: Rick Georges’ Top 10 Reasons There Weren’t Any Lawyers on the Mayflower.  And thanks to Rush Nigut, Esq. for bringing it to my attention. Happy holidays!

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From my partnership teleseminar partner, Marian Banker, here is a handy article entitled “7 Tips for a Business Partnership That Works.”  It outlines 7 important steps to establish so that the partnership starts strong and stays strong. What’s the 8th tip?  Coming from a lawyer (me!):  “Get it in writing!”   🙂 For more helpful tips and tools, […]

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“Can I get my employees to sign a non-compete?” I’m often asked. Unless you’ve thought through this special kind of legal provision carefully, they are often struck down. A non-compete clause essentially prevents your worker from entering into a competing business or working for a competing business when he or she leaves your employ.  While […]

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From north of the border (Canada) comes some really great advice to help get you jazzed for the upcoming holidays: Find things to celebrate! Yes, you may already be looking back on 2009 as a real stinker, but I’m sure you can find some high points, too. Here are some of the morale-boosting tips that Tana […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 26, 2020

The Sneeze That Shook a Small Business

Imagine: you’ve just purchased a new home with your beloved, and are planning to wed in a matter of months. He’s considerate–wanting you to sleep through the night, though he suffers from back pain and has to get up periodically. You’ve developed a robust small business consulting practice. Your sweetie, new to entrepreneurship (having parted […]

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It gives me the heebie-jeebies when I hear, “I went into business with So-and-Such because he/she is my best friend and really gets me.”  Not that it can’t work out, or that I’m trying to give them the evil eye.  But I’ve seen all too often how the desire for camaraderie and support quickly turns […]

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Inspirational, thought-provoking and handy is this list of 101 Tips from 50 Small Business Bloggers, compiled by Gregory Go.  I particularly liked fellow attorney Anthony Cerminaro‘s comment:  “If you don’t like what you’re doing, try something else.”  Kinda reminds me of the comedian Henny Youngman‘s comments:  “If at first you don’t succeed … so much […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 17, 2020

Need Help with Your Leadership Boards? Here’s Where To Get It.

Terror gripped me. The Summons and Complaint for a malpractice had my name in the caption. I’m stunned. The client was a whack job, yet just 2 years into my law practice, my license was on the line. What could I do? I’m no dope. As a lawyer, I could have figured out most of […]

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Don’€™t ask me where the past week has flown. It’€™s been a flurry of activity . . . and a flurry of comments on my post Why Women Entrepreneurs Don’€™t Get the Financing They Need. Seems it struck a bit of a nerve on all sides with some proponents in the “small-is-smart-not-weak” camp (and yes, I agree, […]

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When business partners go their separate ways, well, it’s a lot like divorce.  There’s the temptation to squibble over “Who gets the cat?” “Who gets the couch?” But unless you’ve clearly outlined in your partnership agreement which of your marbles you’ll get to take home with you when the game is over, you could be […]

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