For the founder and entrepreneur launching a startup company, it is important understand the market for your products or services, and to understand your competition when you enter that market. When you are seeking angel or VC investment or trying to recruit co-founders and first employees or contractors, all will be looking for your competitive […]
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New Massachusetts. emergency regulations now allow limited eligibility for state unemployment benefits in connection with a furlough of employees if this employer action to furlough employees is the result of lack of work due to COVID 19/Coronavirus pandemic crisis.
This article discusses current employment law in Massachusetts and other states as well as legal issues regarding layoffs, furloughs, change in employees from full-time to part-time, and change of employees from salaried to hourly, as related to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic crisis.
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?