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Don't Write That Check

Creative ways to compensate professionals for their services

This story appears in the April 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Want to conserve your start-up cash? Take another look at theprofessional fees you're paying. Some professionals (attorneys,accountants, consultants, etc.) may be willing to defer part oftheir compensation or accept equity in your company instead ofcash.

Before you suggest this, put together a proposal that creates awin-win situation, advises Rich Squar, a partner with Squar Milner,a CPA and consulting firm in Newport Beach, . Hesuggests keeping these issues in mind:

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