How to Do Business with Friends and Family

November 6, 2014

RSVP : email igcrsvp@gmail.com with BUSINESSNOV in the subject line. Starting a business takes a leap of faith in any scenario, and working with people you know and trust can make all the difference. As a result, many entrepreneurs choose to work with their friends and family members. While this might seem like the perfect solution, it has the potential to be wrought with problems if you aren’t careful. Loving and trusting your family members is very different from agreeing with them on business decisions. You ultimately have to agree to a vision for your business, stick to it, Read More…


What Is My Art Collection Worth? Tips from Art Experts, Collectors, and Attorney.

October 28, 2014

RSVP : here Do you have any artwork in your home (or aspire to have some one day)? Whether you spent years carefully selecting and building your art collection or whether you are new to the art scene and just beginning to select pieces for your collection, it is important to think about how to protect your collection now and in the future. You put a lot of thought and care into selecting your art to express your unique style. You want to put the same amount of thought and care into protecting it. So join us on Read More…


Webinar: Writing For Your Food Business

September 19, 2014

RSVP for dial-in number : here On September 19, 2014, at noon, Elena Volkova, Esq., of Volkova Law Group, will be hosting freelance business writer, Laura Forer, and food packaging and branding specialist, Jodi Kostelnik, on the value of learning how to speak about, and market, your food business. Are you a food business owner who knows you should be marketing more, but have trouble finding the time? Knowing how to speak about your business can save you time and energy while also drawing in the customers you want. In this webinar, we’ll go over: Finding the voice Read More…


What Legal Stuff Should Go On Your Website?

September 16, 2014

RSVP : here Did you know that a properly drafted Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions not only boosts the credibility of your business, but also provides security for you and the consumers visiting your website? (Even those companies which are not selling goods or services directly from their website, but are still gathering user data and information, should consider a privacy policy. It’s one of their website’s largest assets.) When a client sees website disclaimers that were carefully prepared, yet are easy to read and understand, they know you mean business. You are Read More…


Legal Tips for Coaches: An interview with Holly Chantal and Elena Volkova

August 6, 2014

On August 6, 2014, Holly Chantal of Land of Brand will be interviewing Elena Volkova, Esq., of Volkova Law Group PLLC, on legal tips for business coaches. Land of Brand helps businesses define, design, and deliver their brand to the world. Every Wednesday at 12pm EST, LOB hosts free webinars where they bring strategies to entrepreneurs, explain what’s working and what isn’t, and answers questions to help build amazing brands. Dial in on August 6 at 12:00pm EST to listen to Elena discuss how to best protect yourself as a business coach, including disclaimers for mental health and other regulated Read More…


Copyright and Trademark: An Interview with Laurie Marshall & Elena Volkova

August 1, 2014

RSVP for dial-in number : here On August 1, 2014, at noon, Elena Volkova, Esq., of Volkova Law Group, will be interviewing intellectual property attorney, Laurie Marshall, Esq., on the value of copyright and trademark. You’ll want to dial in to this teleseminar if you are a business owner interested in protecting your brand. Intellectual Property (IP) plays a significant role in the overall value of any entrepreneur’s business. Start-ups who invest time and resources to understand their potential IP opportunities and risks, and create a portfolio strategy and roadmap for reaching their business goals, excel more rapidly. Read More…


Dr. Is In: How To Do Business With Your Friends and Family

July 29, 2014

RSVP for dial-in number : elena@volkovalaw.com with ”Dr Is In” in the subject line. Starting a business takes a leap of faith in any scenario, and working with people you know and trust can make all the difference. As a result, many entrepreneurs choose to work with their friends and family members. While this might seem like the perfect solution, it has the potential to be wrought with problems if you aren’t careful. Loving and trusting your family members is very different from agreeing with them on business decisions. You ultimately have to agree to a vision Read More…


Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business

July 17, 2014

RSVP : here Join Elena Volkova of Volkova Law Group and Andy Presti of Presti and Naegele at New York City Business Solutions to learn how to choose the right legal structure for your business. Choosing the right corporate and tax structure for your business is important, but the decision is far from easy! There are many options to choose from, and various factors to consider. The internet has thousands of articles on this topic, but many are either too general or too specific, and some are just plain wrong. running. In this interactive workshop, you will learn: Read More…


How To Do Business With Your Family and Friends

July 15, 2014

RSVP : elena@volkovalaw.com We’ve all heard the horror stories of what can go wrong when someone goes into business with a colleague or acquaintance. So, it is only natural that as entrepreneurs, we would be cautious about who we choose to start a business with. Many people feel it is safer to start a business with close friends or family. If you are one of those people, don’t start your family business until you talk to Elena. Doing business with people you trust is more difficult than you might think. Just because you know and trust your future business Read More…


Ice Cream Social

July 3, 2014

Come say hello to your neighbors at 65 Broadway on Thursday, July 3 at 4:00 pm. Let’s learn about what each of us does, and how we can help each other’s businesses. Vanilla, chocolate and cherry ice cream will be provided courtesy of Volkova Law Group PLLC. Hope to see you there!


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