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Where to Incorporate: Should a California-Based Startup Incorporate in Delaware?
Posted on 6 Mar 2013 by Arina Shulga

One of the commonly asked questions that entrepreneurs ask their attorneys when forming a company is where to incorporate it. Most frequently, companies choose between incorporating in their home state and registering in Delaware. Delaware is... Read More

Part I: Family and Friends Round of Financing: How to Secure Financing and Comply with Securities Laws
Posted on 11 Mar 2011 by Arina Shulga

Typically, the first people that start-up founders turn to for financing are their friends and family. Of course, most friends and family members are not going to worry about valuations, projections, business strategies. They invest because of their... Read More

Should New Business Owners Incorporate in Nevada?
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 by Alexander Davie

Previously, I wrote about the pros and cons of incorporating in Delaware as a small business owner. My conclusion was that, for most small companies, the disadvantages outweigh any advantages. In this piece, I'll cover my thoughts on another... Read More

Part II: Crowd Funding: Facilitating of Family and Friends Financing
Posted on 11 Mar 2011 by Arina Shulga

In my previous blog post, I described the federal and state laws that apply to friends and family rounds of financing. To an entrepreneur trying to raise only $100,000, this will sound complicated and even overwhelming, as well as expensive. Preparing... Read More

11 Steps/Lessons to Starting Your Own Business
Posted on 11 Mar 2011 by Arina Shulga

In this post, I decided to go over the first steps a founder should take (in my humble opinion) to start his or her own business. What should come next, after you get an idea for a business? Well, you would most likely want to run it by your friends... Read More