There has been a trend for domestic companies to remain
private longer instead of rushing to an IPO (good recent example is Facebook).
It is not surprising, given the high costs associated with legal and accounting
compliance. Also, there is now a...
Much has been written (including by me) on the topic of
how to distinguish an independent contractor from an employee. I have also
written about the importance of "work for hire" or "freelancer" agreements when
working with independent...
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...
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...
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 and...
Currently in the United States, about 380 B Corporations
are solving social and environmental problems across 52 industries. A Certified
B Corporation is a new form of business that adds social and environmental
criteria to the financial criteria in...
On January 25, 2011, the Securities and Exchange
Commission adopted new rules that apply to public companies, as mandated by
Dodd-Frank Act. These rules require that at least once every three years
(starting with this year's annual meetings) shareholders...