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Can You Legally Spy on Your Independent Contractors? Apr. 28, 2020

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"I read with interest a column you did a while back on whether or not you can legally spy on what yo... Read More

There Is Nobody Else to Blame Apr. 16, 2020

Joe Conason

When he isn't watching Fox News or tweeting insults at his perceived enemies, President Donald Trump... Read More

A Terrible Choice: Save Lives, or Save Jobs? Apr. 14, 2020

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One outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic shutdown is something I never would have... Read More

When a Side Venture Becomes a Corporate Opportunity Mar. 31, 2020

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"I have a very successful service business with two partners who have become very close friends. The... Read More

How Small Business Can Survive the Coronavirus Mar. 17, 2020

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What a difference a week makes. Last Saturday my wife and I attended a Broadway show in New York Cit... Read More

Watering Plants Is Actually Good for You Mar. 03, 2020

Froma Harrop

I know this is an outlier story. It's about Brooklyn brownstone couples who pay over $2,000 for prof... Read More

The Case of the Doormat Partner Mar. 03, 2020

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Most of the emails I get for this column are pretty straightforward. Some, though, come straight out... Read More

Should You Be a Guinea Pig for a New Franchise? Feb. 18, 2020

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"I was downsized from a corporate job about a year ago. I have never run my own business before, but... Read More

Entrepreneurship: The Real Team Sport Feb. 13, 2020

Armstrong Williams

In a recent episode of "SportsCenter," discussing the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant, sportscaster S... Read More

My Entrepreneur of the Year Nomination: Part 2 of 2 Dec. 31, 2019

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Entrepreneurs are today's American heroes, and that's a good thing. But too many people have an unre... Read More

My Entrepreneur of the Year Nomination: Part 1 of 2 Dec. 24, 2019

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"Like the guy in Psalm 130, I am writing to you out of the depths of despair. "I started a retail bu... Read More

Breaking up Is Hard to Do (Without an Agreement) Dec. 03, 2019

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"I am the 80% owner of a limited liability company (LLC) that runs an internet marketing and website... Read More

When SAFEs Aren't So Safe: Part 2 of 2 Nov. 26, 2019

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A simple agreement for future equity, or SAFE, is a contract between a company and an investor under... Read More

When Your Business Is Targeted on Social Media Oct. 29, 2019

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The past few weeks I've been getting emails from Nextdoor, a social network (supported by advertisin... Read More

Are You Selling Business Opportunities Without Knowing It? Oct. 22, 2019

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"I have a small manufacturing business in the Midwest. "For years, I have hired individuals to act a... Read More

Dealing With Celebrity Endorsements Oct. 15, 2019

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"Some friends and I started a Web based business targeting people who play a particular sport. "As i... Read More

Reviving the 'Walking Dead' Corporation Oct. 08, 2019

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"In the late 1990s, I invented a product for the health care industry. I obtained patents for the pr... Read More

The Sound of Cosmic Silence Aug. 27, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

Today represents a bit of a lull, as we're in between cosmic excitements. Yesterday brought a trine ... Read More

The 6 C's That Should Be in Every Business Plan Aug. 13, 2019

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There are at least 1,000 books in print telling people how to write a business plan. The problem wit... Read More

4 Secrets to Getting Deals Done Aug. 06, 2019

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"My partner and I own a service business we've been trying to sell for some time. We finally found a... Read More