SEC

Funding

Why the Recently Passed Law Allowing Mini IPOs May Not Benefit Your Business

The potential to raise $50 million from the 'crowd' is huge, but the costs in cash and time are high.
Equity Crowdfunding

To Encourage Crowdfunding, Change the Definition of an Investment Company

Equity crowdfunding is hampered by regulations designed to curb stock-market abuse.
Equity Crowdfunding

Why Kickstarter and Indiegogo Won't Go Into Equity Crowdfunding

The types of investors who put money into reward-based crowdfunders aren't the ones who will buy shares through equity crowdfunding – at least not at first.
Regulations

Apple's Tim Cook Made a Rookie Mistake and Might Face SEC Sanctions

The CEO of Apple, which is notoriously tight-lipped, selectively released information about his company's performance. That's not good.
SEC

U.S. Chamber Calls for Long List of Reforms for SEC Enforcement Program

The Chamber's key recommendations lay out ways to bolster due process for defendants in SEC enforcement actions, it says.
Finance

Companies Can Now 'Test The Waters' Before Pursuing a Mini-IPO

A recently approved provision of the JOBS Act allows business to meet and share information with potential investors.
Tax Center

3 Ways to Bring On a Silent Partner

Before you accept financing or sign an investing agreement, be sure you know how to protect your company and get what you want out of the deal.
IPO

5 Businesses on the Brink of an IPO

On the heels of last week's splashy stock-market debuts of Etsy, Party City and Virtu, here's who could be next.
Legal Issues

American Apparel Under Regulator Scrutiny for Possible Violations

The investigation is looking into a potential legal violation related to Dov Charney, the company's founder and former chief executive officer.
JOBS Act

SEC: Startups Can Now Raise $50 Million in 'Mini IPO'

Previously, companies were allowed to raise up to $5 million.
Equity Crowdfunding

How to Pick Equity Crowdfunding Investments

Once these investments are allowed, the trick will be knowing which companies to back.
SEC

SEC Probes Suspicious BlackBerry Trading

A spike in trading in BlackBerry options took place hours before Reuters reported that Samsung was in talks to buy the Canadian smartphone maker.
Bitcoin

Operator of Bitcoin Stock Exchange Penalized By the SEC

U.S. securities regulators on Monday ordered the operator of two exchanges to resolve claims that he failed to register them.
Equity Crowdfunding

SEC Delays Equity Crowdfunding Piece of JOBS Act for Another Year

Provision would allow entrepreneurs and small businesses to raise funds from the general public.
Equity Crowdfunding

7 Steps to an Equity-Crowdfunding Offering

Under the JOBS Act, small companies can now sell shares to accredited investors. Here's how to do it.
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