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Is Your Company a Good Fit for an Employee Stock Ownership Plan?

Is Your Company a Good Fit for an Employee Stock Ownership Plan?

This setup grants tax advantages while enabling workers to receive valuable stock in the firm when they retire.
6 Things You Didn't Know About Your Financial Statements

6 Things You Didn't Know About Your Financial Statements

The information could be useful, if it's prepared correctly and you know what to look for.
CrowdRise, Ed Norton's Charitable Social Network, Raises $23 Million

CrowdRise, Ed Norton's Charitable Social Network, Raises $23 Million

CrowdRise, a for-profit site founded by the 'Fight Club' star that fuses social networking with charitable activism, raised $23 million in its latest fundraising round.
Huh? IRS Awarded $1 Million in Bonuses to Employees Who Owed Back Taxes

Huh? IRS Awarded $1 Million in Bonuses to Employees Who Owed Back Taxes

While many of us scramble to file on time and avoid penalties, an internal investigation has revealed that IRS workers who owed back taxes were actually given bonuses.
This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch

This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch

No matter how smart you are or how great you startup idea is, one big investor says the elevator-style pitch doesn't work. Here's why.
Considering VC for Your Business? Here's What You Need to Know.

Considering VC for Your Business? Here's What You Need to Know.

Three questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not you should take an investment from a company.
Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.
Why Fraudsters Won't Sink Equity Crowdfunding

Why Fraudsters Won't Sink Equity Crowdfunding

As the SEC works on final regulations for equity-based crowdfunding, one of the pervasive fears has been that non-professional investors will be swindled by fraudsters. But is there really reason to worry?
This Famous Book Is Now Available in a Crazy New Format Designed to Help You Read Faster

This Famous Book Is Now Available in a Crazy New Format Designed to Help You Read Faster

E-reader company Oyster has released a classic business best seller in a new pulsating format created by startup Spritz.
Lessons From a MLB Player About Financial Planning

Lessons From a MLB Player About Financial Planning

Oakland A's second baseman Eric Sogard discusses how he manages his finances, so he can make smart future investments.
The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

Pitching to investors can be a full-time job, but if you prepare yourself for meetings, it can save you precious time.
Crowdfunding Live: How One Spark Ignites Ideas

Crowdfunding Live: How One Spark Ignites Ideas

In-person events for financial prospecting provide benefits that online platforms don't: gathered masses, a pool of dedicated dollars and a chance to receive immediate project feedback.
Obama Pushes Financial Education in Schools

Obama Pushes Financial Education in Schools

The White House has made April National Financial Capability Month.
Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.
Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.
How Your Tax Bill Stacks Up Around the World

How Your Tax Bill Stacks Up Around the World

Workers in Belgium, Germany, Austria and Hungary face the highest tax burdens, according to the OECD's annual report on individual income taxes.
Tech Tools to Keep Organized Next Tax Season

Tech Tools to Keep Organized Next Tax Season

Thanks to some savvy cloud-based services, handy apps and online bookkeeping tools you never have to worry about saving a paper trail.
5 Questions to Ask Before Filing a Tax Extension

5 Questions to Ask Before Filing a Tax Extension

Think you need an extension? Don't decide until you weigh the insight of our tax experts.
When Trading Equity for Cash, Balance Is Everything

When Trading Equity for Cash, Balance Is Everything

Sell too little, and you lack the resources to grow. Sell too much, and you lose control.
How This Theater Fills Its Empty Seats Every Night

How This Theater Fills Its Empty Seats Every Night

The Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles took a chance on Goldstar, a primary ticket seller, and watched its annual revenue increase by a cool million dollars.
Pay Attention to Personal Liability

Pay Attention to Personal Liability

Certain business structures don't protect company owner when it comes to failure to pay taxes or withhold 401(k) or other employee benefits.
4 Ways to Plan Ahead For Tax Season Next Year

4 Ways to Plan Ahead For Tax Season Next Year

Now is the best time to get organized and save yourself headaches in 2015.
5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

Former VC says you should approach these funders carefully, and be thorough in your research.
Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

A new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation shows that, despite massive banking industry consolidation, there are more community banks in the U.S. now than there were 30 years ago.
This Site Lets You Get Backers for Your Crowdfunding Project Before It Launches

This Site Lets You Get Backers for Your Crowdfunding Project Before It Launches

Prefundia offers investors a sneak peek at your idea before the funding search begins.

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