A First Look at PPP Loan Forgiveness

Nina KaufmanNOT NEEDEDLeave a Comment

On May 15, 2020, the SBA and Treasury Department issued new rules regarding Payroll Protection Program Loan Forgiveness. NOTE: You need to APPLY for loan forgiveness. It isn’t granted automatically. You have until October 31, 2020 to fill out your application. Because this pandemic was unprecedented, the SBA/Treasury and others are building this plane as … Read More

How BigLaw business operations can free solopreneurs to do what they love

Nina KaufmanAll Systems Go, Repeat PerformanceLeave a Comment

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported on seismic changes befalling large law firms. Seems that under the new regime, “data and money rule.” Gone is the tightknit camaraderie. The three-martini lunches. Where “I’ll get around to it,” was the response to turning in time sheets and billing practices were lax. Where splitting profits at … Read More

When is it time to move on?

Nina KaufmanExit Strategy, LegacyLeave a Comment

I just got off the phone with a client who wants to close his landscaping business. Brian is successful and talented. And relatively young (late 30s). But it was just too much darn work, and Brian was growing to hate it. He had tried shifting his model from taking new projects to focus only on … Read More

What keeps customers coming back?

Nina KaufmanClients, Recurring RevenueLeave a Comment

A customer comes to your business. They engage your services to solve their problem. What keeps them coming back, though, is the experience they have while you’re solving their problem. I tell you that to tell you this (indulge me): Between ages 5-8, I had a piano teacher I loved. Dorothy Jonas. She was petite, … Read More

The black hole of most strategic plans

Nina KaufmanExit Strategy, LegacyLeave a Comment

As Seen In … My client, Mike, is a busy entrepreneur. Whirling around like a Tasmanian devil traveling to client sites. Putting out fires. Encouraging employees. There’s barely enough time to handle strategic planning, much less the kind of “what if” planning should his airplane crash. Or car veer off the road on the way to … Read More

How to run a successful business

Nina KaufmanLeadership, MusingsLeave a Comment

I was sitting with my client Miriam over cocktails, a couple of weeks ago. She was having challenges growing her corporate training business and we were coming up with a game plan. (Sometimes, wine helps). Out of frustration she asked, What’s the secret? If there’s one thing—one magic bullet to running a successful business—what do … Read More