Startup Essentials: The PPM

Have a Startup? Be Afraid “Fear is the mother of foresight.” – Thomas Hardy I’ll come right out and say it. The point of this blog is to make you afraid.  Now, before any of you tenacious entrepreneurs think I’m trying to slow your hustle, I want to tell you, the fear I’m talking about is Read More

Of Course You Need a PPM! Here’s Why.

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

Update! Changes to Rule 504

Raise Up to $5 million from Non-Accredited Investors Under New Rule 504! On October 26, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a final rule that amends existing Rule 504 under Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933.  This amendment went into effect quietly on January 20, 2016, but it could potentially have a huge Read More

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

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

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

Title III Crowdfunding

Startup businesses can now benefit from Title III Crowdfunding. We go over what it is, who it's for, and how it will benefit startups.

If you’re interested in starting a business, you’ve probably got a few items on your to-do list. For one thing, you need to complete a comprehensive business plan that lays out your proposal for starting and managing your venture for the next 1-5 years. You may also want to hire a small business lawyer, a Read More

The Legal Needs of Small Businesses

These are a few legal needs of small businesses that apply, and the good reasons to find a suitable attorney to deal with them instead of yourself.

Most small businesses are working with limited resources.  It’s understandable, then, that they have to prioritize, in some cases foregoing services that might otherwise be deemed necessary. However, it’s important for small business owners to understand the risks associated with foregoing necessary legal services.  Because legal problems may seem unlikely, or at least far off, 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

I love crowdfunding

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

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