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Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?
Equity

Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?

Universities may be missing out on owning a share of their strongest spinoffs.
Scott Shane
5 Secrets to a Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign
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
Starting a Business

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
Equity

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
Raising Capital

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
Borrowing Money

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
Technology

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'
Taxes

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
Fundraising

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
Ask the Expert

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
How Much of Your Company Should You Give to New Co-Founders?
Starting a Business

How Much of Your Company Should You Give to New Co-Founders?

It helps to bring in others to fill any gaps in your skill or experience. Here are five variables that will help you determine how much a new partner is worth.
Martin Zwilling
Want a Bank Loan? You Better Have Some Skin in the Game.
Business Loans

Want a Bank Loan? You Better Have Some Skin in the Game.

A strong equity position supports the notion that the owner is likely to protect the investment and repay borrowed funds.
Jesse Torres
How to Split Equity Without Giving Away the Company
Equity

How to Split Equity Without Giving Away the Company

Clear expectations and earning equity for results make sharing ownership in the company a brilliant deal for everyone.
Weston Bergmann
10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup
Challenges

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup

Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared.
John Rampton