If We Rewrote Our Laws to Help Entrepreneurs Understand Them, We’d Have More Startups and More Jobs

A major entrepreneurial center in the country, the Kauffman Foundation, has ranked cities and states for small business friendliness. The results are interesting, but not as interesting as the reasons why some areas scored better than others. As it turns out, there are three things that make an ideal place…

Convertible Notes

This one is pretty law geeky, so stay with me. When you go to raise money for your company, you have to decide what you are going to give your investors in exchange for their cash. Your choices are usually a promissory note (if you call the cash a…

5 Things to Do to Become a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 5 Things to Do to Become a Business Broker Are you looking for a career change? Maybe something a little more challenging than what you’ve been doing? Read this list of 5 things you have to do to become a business broker….

10 Things to Do to Buy a Business Through a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 10 Things to Do to Buy a Business Through a Broker When Coco talked to two business brokers, Tony Calvacca and Marsha Barnett-King, a few weeks ago they gave her a lot of great content about how to buy and sell businesses…

5 Things to Do To Sell Your Business Through a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 5 Things to Do To Sell Your Business Through a Business Broker Coco Soodek interviewed Tony Calvacca, business broker for 17 years and State Board President of the New York Association of Business Brokers, about the things you need to do to…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Business Brokers

You can sell a business or buy a business through a business broker. A business broker is someone who markets and sells businesses for their owners. Business brokers get very little love or attention from reporters, and few people know about them or what they do or how they…

How Slow Internet is Costing You Real Money

Slow internet has real costs and dangers. First, and most obviously, slow internet is annoying. Waiting for videos to buffer, websites to load and e-mails to send makes you work slower, your day longer and your frustrations greater. But, slow and spotty internet costs us more than just time…

You Never Give Me Your Money. You Only Give Me Your Funnnny Papers

Learn the different parts of a contract from the Beatles:       Baby, you’re a rich man. Baby, you’re a rich man. Baby, you’re a rich man too.

I’m Leading a Free Business Boot Camp for Veterans on June 15 in Chicago

On June 15, I am leading a one-day boot camp for veterans on how to start and run their own businesses. Click below for more information!

Protect Your Staff from Abuse (ie Your Customer Is Not Always Right)

As a college kid/waitress, I had a favorite cook who dropped gifts into the food of abusive customers (particularly when he had a cold). Later, as a young lawyer, I had to fight apathy when working for abusive clients. Apparently, I am not alone. Researchers are backing up my experience….