by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on June 13, 2020

Common Small Biz Legal Issues

Business law has become so complicated – how can you keep it all straight? Add to that the mountain of tasks that a small business needs to take care of – legal duties that you, as the business owner, may not even be aware of! That’s where an attorney can help, to ensure that your […]

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“Aw, c’mon,” you cry, “so what if I have my friend’s daughter coming into handle my bookkeeping and I just pay her hourly?” Well, that “so what” could cost you thousands of extra dollars in penalties and interest if you don’t classify your “workforce” properly. Whenever your business benefits from someone else’s time, intellect, and […]

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As Seen On WomenandBiz.com Social media and social networking give us unprecedented power.  Power to create the word-of-mouth advocacy that leads to warmer leads, more loyalty customers, and brand leverage.  But how can you overcome social media “noise”?  How can you create your own community of “evangelists”—people willing and eager to spread the word? The […]

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The only training going on today is the training for my stomach to expand past all reasonable girth.  I’m staring down not one, but two holiday meals–the blessing (and curse) of having parents and in-laws in close proximity. Close, but not close enough for the families to come together for one meal . . . and […]

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Happy Independence Day! Entrepreneurs are blessed with a wonderfully independent, can-do spirit, which deserves to be celebrated. But sometimes, that independent streak can cross over into just plan stubbornness, or controlling behavior. So my interest was piqued by Jeremy Fain’€™s post, 2 Entrepreneurial Worst Practices. He points out two “€œworst practices” that get in the way of business […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 29, 2020

Why Community Is Important for Small Business Owners

I was able to grab a few minutes at the New York Times Small Business Summit with Richard Oceguera, the energetic President of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of New York. The organization, known as the NGLCCNY, is a business advocate and a direct link between LGBT business owners and those who […]

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

Have you mastered the Art of Asking?

I’m sitting in a café with my good friend—mental health stigma expert, keynote speaker, and professional drummer—Mike Veny. We’ve been chatting up a storm, both having to be somewhere else soon, but pushing the departure envelope because one topic so naturally tumbles into another, like the gentle cycle of clothes in the dryer. The check […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on May 23, 2020

The Technology Expert Who Told Me to Not Use So Much Technology

When I had a few minutes with Technology Evangelist Ramon Ray, founder of SmallBizTechnology.com, he surprised me. This technology guru recommended that small business owners push back from technology a bit to get the things done that we need to do! Ramon and I chatted about productivity obstacles that small businesses create for themselves and […]

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Leaving aside whether women entrepreneurs ask sufficiently for the financing they need, the fact remains that you need at a least a little money to get your company off the ground.Not everything can be handled for barter.So where’s a gal to go for moola? Thanks to Anthony Cerminaro’s BizBangBuzz blog for alerting me, I now […]

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Thoriso Mashego writes: Every internet marketer who is married has come across this problem:  How to convince their wife or husband that they are not wasting money, but investing it for the family by building a home-based business or internet business. And that got me thinking.  Whatever your business, the support of spouse, life partner, significant […]

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