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How much equity is reasonable to offer to investors in a startup web based company?

At some point most startups will be in need of financing. Whether you need additional employees or new technology – it all takes money. So, determining exactly how much equity to give to investors it vital. You do not want to give away more than necessary while still attracting your perfect investors. Here are some […]

How can one become a lawyer (immigration attorney) in New York?

There is a huge need for immigration attorneys right now both in New York and across the US. The great part is, with the exception of the particular state bar, the steps are not exclusive to any particular state. The general process to becoming an attorney in the United States is: Obtain a 4-year degree […]

What are the ways in which a startup employee can protect equity?

The first thing to remember is this: until your company goes public or is bought out (under certain circumstances) your equity does not mean much. If you work for a company that you truly believe in and enjoy the work, then this may not matter. However, if you are in your role solely for the […]

What are some of the best Startup Quotes?

Startups don’t settle with the status quo. They’re risk takers and understand the potential for potential failure, but continue to regularly find ways to improve and enhance. Success is only limited by the minds of the people involved.   Here is a list some of the best startup quotes from entrepreneurs and trailblazers who have […]

How long does it take to get patent pending status?

The short answer is that the moment you officially file and pay applicable filing fees on either a provisional patent application or a regular, or non-provisional, product patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) an inventor can claim “patent pending” status. This means when marketing or presenting to investors, an inventor may […]

What do I need to start an online business?

From a legal standpoint, there are a number of things that you should get in place in order to have a successful online business. For a total breakdown, check out: What are the core legal requirements for a online business? A general idea of what you should get in place includes: Formation Privacy Policy and Terms […]

How does a non-profit organization raise funds?

Nonprofits are a unique business formation because funding is directly influenced by whether or not people believe in what you’re doing without much of a pay off for themselves. Some ways to get people excited and ready to give to your cause: Tell your story. Make an impact on people by being totally raw in why […]
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Bylaws

Bylaws - A company’s detailed, formal rules that governs corporate affairs, including the ...
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Cap Table

Cap Table - A table that breaks out founder and investor percentages of ownership, dilution ...
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Bill of Sale

A bill of sale creates an official record for the purchase or sale of a piece of personal property....
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Bill of Transfer for Living Trust

When to use Bill of Transfer for Living Trust A living trust is an excellent estate planning tool. It can be used to finance a loved one’s education, to provide for a vulnerable loved one unable to ...
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Birth Certificate Request Letter

When to use Birth Certificate Request Letter This request letter can help you to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate. This is one of the most critically important legal documents availab...
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Birth Certificate Request Letter

When to use Birth Certificate Request Letter This request letter can help you to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate. This is one of the most critically important legal documents availab...
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Board Resolution

A Board Resolution is an official written statement issued by a corporate board of directors explaining major corporate decisions....
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Boat Bill of Sale

When to use Boat Bill of Sale When you purchase an item for sale at a store, dealership or online retailer, you receive a receipt that details the circumstances of your purchase. However, not all sale...
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Bookkeeping Contract

This bookkeeping contract establishes a legal agreement between a provider of bookkeeping services and a client....
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Broker Confirmation Letter

When to use Broker Confirmation Letter Managing an estate is a complex and time-intensive business. Whether you are a surviving loved one of a recently deceased individual or you have been entrusted t...
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Business Contract

This business contract sets up an exchange for goods or services between businesses....
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Business Entity Planning Worksheet

This Business Entity Planning Worksheet helps entrepreneurs and business owners organize of how, why, and where your new business should be formed....
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Business Plan

A Business Plan is a written statement specifying the goals of a business and describing how these goals are to be attained....
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Business Proposal

A business proposal is a written offer that explains the details of some exchange between a business and its investors, customers, or partners....
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E-Books &
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Introduction

There are a few baby steps every new business must take before it can run. This list will help you launch and prepare your company for moving to the next stage like incorporating a business and issuing equity. ..

E-Books &
Guides

Business Guide
How to start your first business
Raising capital guide
June 2019
Raising your first round of capital.

privacy guide
August 2019
GDPR compliance, privacy and terms


intellectual property guide
September 2019
Protecting your intellectual property.
forming a board of directors guide
October 2019
How to structure and form a board.

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"Allocation"

When used informally, this term refers to the accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to draft the.

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Letter of Intent Agreement

When you make an offer to purchase or sell goods or services for value, you have started the process of creating a legal contract..

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