by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on April 8, 2020

From 1 to 150: Scale up your business with employees

  The dining room was a sea of Post-It® notes. All over the table. They flowed out into the foyer, onto the cabinets, into the kitchen. Such was the organizational state of Molly Mahoney Matthews’ newly-launched PR business. When Molly’s sister, Sharon, stopped by for a visit and saw the torrent of little yellow squares threatening […]

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by on April 5, 2020

Smart Tax Planning Webcast!

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Here’s an example of not-so-smart tax planning:  doing nothing. It doesn’t take a lot to sit down with an accountant to explore the deductions and credits you’re entitled to as a small-business owner.  For a great overview of the top issues, visit Wells Fargo’s newly released webcast on Smart Tax Planning for Your Business, part […]

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I came across a sad, but perhaps not surprising, post about how female lawyers are “dropping off the path to partnership.”  In my own experience (before starting my own partnership), I saw very few (if any) women either become partners by dint of their hard work, or stay around long enough to be considered at that […]

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More and more, courts are agreeing that email is a perfectly fine way to create a contract . . . or modify one you already have.  This 2008 case from New York, as reported by Brian Beckham, indicates that New York has certainly gotten on that bandwagon. “It’s about time,” some of you may say. […]

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I’m seeing many pixels devoted to the downfall of Charles Patton, a partner and music producer for rapper Lupe Fiasco’s “1st and 15th” record label.  I have to confess to not being a devotee of rap music, or even having heard of Lupe Fiasco (or Charles Patton) before the reports started coming in . . . […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on March 24, 2020

Want to expand without employees? Try a dispersed team

Bit by bit, businesses small and large are moving away from using full-time employees. Why? The escalating costs of health care The thickets of employee legislation that impact smaller and smaller companies (like NYC’s recent move to a paid sick leave threshold of 5 employees, down from 20) The explosion of collaborative technologies that support the […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on March 21, 2020

Can you create board minutes years later?

Q.:  I am the sole shareholder and director of a closely held corporation. I have failed to keep my board minutes book updated for several years. How do I go back now and update the board minutes? I know that corporate records cannot be falsified, so if I write minutes for board meetings that should […]

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If you have any inclination to work with a business partner, I hope you’ll be joining me for my FREE Entrepreneur’s Prenup teleseminar.  It’s easy to identify the high points, but the low points tend to get glossed over.  Learn what they are so that you can avoid them!  Sign up today!

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Here’s eye-opening information from a recent press release: <<A recent survey conducted by BizBuySell, the largest online business-for-sale marketplace, found that nearly 75% of business owners doubted the effectiveness of hiring consultants to improve business reputation, preferring instead to do their own marketing without external assistance.Of the survey sample, 68% of respondents said they had […]

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by on March 12, 2020

Blood Can Be Thicker than Business

From the happy side of being in business with a family member comes this story from Mt. Lebanon, PA about mother-daughter duos who are in business together . . . successfully!  The mothers and daughters seem to have found in each other complementary skill sets, and for them, the business relationship has brought their personal […]

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