.Jenny Kassan

Jul 28, 2010

Raising Money Via Private Placements

Back in January, I wrote about securities laws and how business owners need to be careful not to violate them when raising capital. I...
Jun 30, 2010

Noncompete Agreements Are Also Nonlegal in California

You hire Joe to work for you. After learning everything he can, he quits and starts a similar business. He also hires several of...
May 26, 2010

A Primer on Medical Marijuana in California

In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215, which made it legal for people with a doctor's recommendation to use marijuana for medical purposes. Because...
Apr 28, 2010

Who Is a Contractor? What Is an Internship?

It's a great time to be a small business owner. There are so many talented people out there that are willing to work for...
Mar 31, 2010

Partnerships That Pay Off

More and more for-profit companies want to save the planet and benefit their communities. Mmeanwhile, nonprofits are finding ways to generate revenue by selling...
Feb 24, 2010

Protecting Your Mission

Have you heard the sad tale of Ben & Jerry's? It puts fear in the hearts of entrepreneurs who want their companies to do...
Jan 27, 2010

How to Raise Money But Not Break the Bank

So you're trying to raise money for your business. But banks aren't lending, your savings are inadequate, and borrowing against the credit card isn't...