Early stage companies face great hurdles in building management teams, marketing and selling product and keeping and gaining financing for growth. This article discusses two ways in which startup companies can enhance their chances for success: selection of legal entity and allocation of equity among the founding members.
Having an investor for your start-up company can provide you access to capital, business development and sales assistance, as well as organizational evolution. The expertise a seasoned investor brings can help a company go public quickly.
If you have an idea for a product or service you may need a co-founder for your new company. This article is about – finding that co-founder, finding the right co-founder, and then putting in place key protections for the founders and the company you are building.
This article discusses negotiable employment terms and the differences between a negotiating executive and corporate reality. By thoughtfully negotiating these “Top Ten” areas, each party will gather insights that will help them make better choices. The resulting employment contract should reflect the above-board style and approach of both parties and lay a foundation conducive to […]
As a consultant, entrepreneur, client or professional, you are often dealing with contracts, your own and others. What should you be looking for in your contracts? What makes a good contract?
The other day I was sitting at the lake near my house, soaking up a beautiful autumn day, daydreaming and tossing pebbles into the lake. Voila! I knew exactly how to tell my clients where to begin their marketing.
While I’m convinced of the benefits of regular exercise, and while those benefits appeal to me, I eagerly embrace any excuse not to exercise. Can you relate to this ambivalence when it comes to your marketing?
Most lawyers would never even consider arriving in court or at a major negotiation without adequate preparation. And yet, when it comes to a business development lunch or a networking event, those same lawyers don’t think twice about “winging it”–preparing, if at all, in the cab en route to the meeting.
The question “What’s new?” is an opening to do a little self-promotion without feeling uncomfortable. Make sure that you make the most of the opportunity!