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Category: Financing

Get Financing but Don’t Lose Control of Your Company

How you choose to finance your new business venture can have a dramatic impact on the type of entity you use for the venture, the structure of that entity and the direction your company takes in the first few weeks and months of its existence. Companies that are funded entirely by you and/or your close friends and family members will operate in a dramatically different way than one that is funded by outside investors. Similarly, a company funded by the entrepreneur or owner (or his or her family...

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What is 506(c) Offering and What Does It Mean for Financing Your Company?

A New Day for Startups Seeking Capital The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 was designed to assist startups – especially new small businesses – in obtaining capital without having to comply with some of the restrictions that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had put in place governing other types of transactions. However, a 506(c) offering may or may not be the best method of raising capital for your new business.  Benefits of 506(c) Offerings in General The new Rule...

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Attorney for Creditor-Debtor Rights Dispute

When to Hire an Attorney for Your California Creditor-Debtor Rights Dispute Creditor-debtor rights disputes can place a small business in a precarious situation. When the small business is in the position of the creditor, disputes with debtors can mean that the business is not able to obtain payment from the individuals and entities that owe the business money. When the small business is in the position of the debtor, the actions of creditors can deprive the small business of its monetary and...

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The JOBS Act

The JOBS Act and What it Means for Your Startup The Securities and Exchange Commission has been issuing new regulations to define the details of what the JOBS Act really means. Some new rules will take effect on May 16, 2016. There are several important titles to the JOBS Act. We’ll cover them here. We will continue to cover more about the JOBS Act – especially the Crowdfunding and general solicitation exemptions – in the future. What is the JOBS Act? In 2012 Congress passed the Jumpstart...

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