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No Pain, No Gain in Startups: Short-term Suffering Leads to Lasting Rewards
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No Pain, No Gain in Startups: Short-term Suffering Leads to Lasting Rewards

You'll be broke and overworked in the beginning of a new business venture, but there will be lots of light at the end of the tunnel.
A Short Guide to Offering 'A' Players No-Interest Loans to Purchase Equity
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A Short Guide to Offering 'A' Players No-Interest Loans to Purchase Equity

While you would want to reward the new hire for the future value he or she adds to your business, you don't want to compensate for the existing value he or she didn't help to create.
Doug and Polly White
The Trick to Splitting Startup Equity Among Key Players
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The Trick to Splitting Startup Equity Among Key Players

When it comes to splitting equity it is important to create a structure that keeps all key parties properly motivated in the ebb and flow of building a startup.
Tony Conrad
How One Firm Is Taking a Different Approach to Helping Startups Fight Regulation
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How One Firm Is Taking a Different Approach to Helping Startups Fight Regulation

Tusk Ventures is the consultancy behind Uber's successful fight against NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?
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Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?

Universities may be missing out on owning a share of their strongest spinoffs.
Scott Shane
Equity Crowdfunding

5 Secrets to a Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

This platform opens up new funding for businesses but success requires good communication.
Geri Stengel
8 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Startup Stock
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8 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Startup Stock

Every entrepreneur needs to understand the following basics, to be addressed at a company's formation.
Martin Zwilling
6 Tips for Successfully Splitting Equity in Your Startup
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6 Tips for Successfully Splitting Equity in Your Startup

Hurt feelings and burnt bridges may result, so tread carefully.
Drew Hendricks
Grow Your Business Without Drowning in Debt
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Grow Your Business Without Drowning in Debt

What should a startup sacrifice to get the funding to fuel its growth?
John Solari
4 Reasons Why Borrowing Money Is Usually Better Than Giving Up Equity
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4 Reasons Why Borrowing Money Is Usually Better Than Giving Up Equity

Lots of people dread debt, but when you do the numbers, it's often the smarter move.
Eyal Lifshitz
4 Reasons Not to Confuse Early-Stage Money for Success
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4 Reasons Not to Confuse Early-Stage Money for Success

The rigors of bootstrapping your startup shape company culture, compel innovation and keep control where you want it, in your hands.
Jan Verleur
What Entrepreneurs Call 'Sweat Equity' the IRS Calls 'Taxable'
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What Entrepreneurs Call 'Sweat Equity' the IRS Calls 'Taxable'

Working without a salary for equity might feel like pitching in at your neighbor's barn raising but the government doesn't see it that way.
Cameron Keng
Founders: When Fundraising, Ask for More Than You Think You'll Need
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Founders: When Fundraising, Ask for More Than You Think You'll Need

To preserve equity, fight for a higher valuation rather than paring back much-needed cash.
The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement
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The 3 Essential Things Needed in a Founders' Agreement

While your relationship with your co-founder may be peachy right now, there is a possibility it could turn sour down the road. To protect yourself (and the company), make sure these three areas are covered in your founders' agreement.
Bo Yaghmaie