Of Course You Need a PPM! Here’s Why.

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As a leading practitioner in the Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) preparation industry, I speak to lots of people about PPMs. In the course of this work, I am asked a broad array of questions about PPMs, the law, crowdfunding, and raising capital. I am happy to answer these questions, and in fact offer everyone a Read More

Do I Need a PPM and How Much Will It Cost? Part II

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What Are My Options for Getting a PPM?  In my previous post, I described the securities laws pertaining to raising private capital for your company and the importance of a comprehensive and customized PPM. Now that you have decided you want to protect your company by using a PPM, you may be thinking about – Read More

Do I Need a PPM and How Much Will It Cost? Part I

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This is a two-part blog series. Part I covers the reasons for a PPM and Part II covers the available options (including costs) for getting one. Part I: Do I Really Need a PPM? You are an entrepreneur with a fantastic business idea. You have a business plan and you are ready to start raising money!  You may have Read More

8 Essential Ingredients for Startup Success

Starting a business is no easy feat, but the process can be made easier with guidelines. Here are a few essential ingredients for startup success.

Starting a business is no easy feat, even if you understand the ins and outs of creating a business plan, seeking investors, and dealing with legalities like Rule 506(c) under Regulation D of the federal Securities Act.  The process can be made easier when you have some guidelines for success, though.  Here are a few Read More

Raising Capital Under Regulation D

For small businesses and startups who cannot afford a traditional public offering, here's what to know if you want to raise capital under Regulation D.

How Do Startups Raise Capital? In some cases, starting a small business can be done with relatively low costs.  This is especially true for those who offer online services.  For most small businesses, however, some amount of startup capital is needed to get operations off the ground and maintain funding for at least the first Read More

How to Navigate Crowdfunding Legal Issues

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Crowdfunding has emerged as a convenient means of connecting up-and-coming entrepreneurs in need of capital with investors interested in funding new ventures.  As a business owner looking to receive funding for your startup, you must be aware of any potential legal issues that could land you in hot water or even put a stop to Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Basics You Should Know

Equity crowdfunding can provide you with the financial backing you need, but be sure to consult with an experienced attorney before selling company shares.

You may have heard of popular crowdfunding sites that help you to kick-start a business idea with funding donated by those interested in your product.  The nice thing about these sites is that the people who fund your venture will accept product samples, swag (posters, tees, associated merchandise), and even tokens like signed items or Read More

5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Good Attorney

Choosing a reputable law firm to draft the commercial contracts your startup business may need is important. Here are a few reasons to get a good attorney.

Entrepreneurs embarking on the launch of a startup often face an uphill battle, leaving very little room for error. Their financial situation generally dictates that startups adopt an “all hands on deck” approach that requires everyone to wear multiple hats in order to stretch very limited resources far enough to cover all of the essentials. Read More

5 Things Every Startup Should Know Before Hiring an Attorney

Beginning a relationship with a lawyer is an important step for any startup company. Before hiring an attorney, here are a few things to consider.

Beginning a relationship with a lawyer is an important step for any startup. The insights and advice an experienced attorney offers can be crucial to the success of your new business and will pay dividends down the road – especially if you hope to expand. Before bringing on new legal counsel, here are a few Read More

How to Find the Right Lawyer for Your Startup Company

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In the early stages of any business, finding the right people is extremely important. Among the most important of these initial hires are a good accountant and attorney. The need for a good accountant are relatively self-evident – backroom tasks such as making sure the books are balanced, bills are paid and knowing cost and Read More

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