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

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

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

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

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

PPM Drafting: Online Templates Could Be Missing Essential Clauses, Don’t Be Fooled

At PPM LAWYERS, the success of your start up company is our top priority. Online PPM templates, while easily accessible, may be missing essential clauses.

As an entrepreneur or owner of a start up business, you know the importance of balancing your goals with your budget. While it is smart to create a reasonable financial plan, there are some places where you just shouldn’t cut corners. Drafting your Private Placement Memorandum (or PPM) is an important aspect that requires the Read More

Why Every Business Using Crowdfunding Should Have a PPM

Crowdfunding entrepreneurs are consistently overlooking the value of PPM - an oversight that could prove to be disastrous.

  Successfully raising capital from suitable investors requires careful planning, a selection of crucial documents, and a strategy aimed at convincing others of the value of your offering. Today, one of the most effective means of fundraising for any startup business or entrepreneur comes in the form of equity crowdfunding.  In fact, by the end Read More

Regulation A+, the Holy Grail for Startups! Or, is it?

Get your business plan together, hire the right firm to prepare your PPM, and go out and do some accredited investor crowdfunding right now. Save Regulation A+ for when you’ve grown big enough to be able to afford it.

Regulation A+, the Holy Grail for Startups!   Or, is it? Over the past few months you may have heard some chatter about Regulation A+ and how it changes everything when it comes to crowdfunding for startups. Not surprising. In fact, Regulation A+ only went into effect just recently on June 19, 2015. If you Read More

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