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Some markets are impossible to control

Taffy Williams

The split can be important, but more important is the follow up to create a market for the equity. Where did my bankers go after the IPO?

One rant after another is sometimes required

Taffy Williams

Take for example an equity transaction involving a company, a transfer agent, and a stockbroker. Sorry, it''s not my department!

Mandatory Redeemable Preferred - Equity Not Debt, According to IRS

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Press of K&L Gates LLP Original Title: IRS Issues Private Letter Ruling on Debt/Equity Treatment Under Liberalized Ruling Procedures Introduction. The classification of a financial instrument as debt or equity is a fundamental, recurring question under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code").?On By Thomas F. 111.).

3 Main startup traits attract money and talent

Taffy Williams

expect to have an ultimate reward being a large appreciation in my equity coupled with a liquidity event that takes place in my lifetime!

Inside the Sale of an Inc. 5000 Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A private equity firm recently offered Inc. The servers belonged to the Accurate Group, a mortgage-servicing firm in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Avoiding sticker shock from service providers

Taffy Williams

It is possible to swap some of the debt for equity. Assuming the service provider is willing to take the equity, the reduced debt translates to a reduced cash payment. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Legal fees alone work leading to a closing can become very large.

A Diamond in the Rough: Reinventing a Sleepy Mortgage Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In Paul Doman''s case, it was his partnership with a private equity firm that enabled him to purchase a company in which he saw a lot of potential.

Founders behaving badly negatively affect the business

Taffy Williams

The issues generated by founders with non-liquid equity that has great value can lead to major financial problems.

Managing risk is critical to success

Taffy Williams

Holding company equity has risk just as loans have risk. It does not matter whether the investment is as a loan or as equity.

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

This was due to the large number of investors wanting the equity. Some events can be great for the management and the company.

You Just Made the Sale, Now SHUT UP!

Taffy Williams

This is the case whether the buyer is: · someonepurchasing a retail product, · apossible business transaction like partnering or M&A · providingfinancing in the form of debt or equity · ormost anything else. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Well you canguess what happened.

How Uber Is Going To Hire 1,000 People This Year

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Today, the company employs just short of 1,300 people across five cities: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, New York City and Phoenix. Pretty normal.

Preparing Your Company for a Big Sale

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

He''d managed to turn a sleepy home-equity unit at First American into a $100 million enterprise with 500 employees, in just a few years.

Keep your business dealings as simple as possible

Taffy Williams

For example, suppose you want vesting of equity. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Two Parents Turn $700 Savings Into a Million Dollar Business

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The deal was for $200,000 in exchange for 20% equity in our company. When you think of a new baby, immediately we think “sleep deprivation.”

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Selling Your Soul, It May Be OK

Taffy Williams

In this case, getting liquid on your equity will allow you to start a totally new company. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. I was asked to comment on a Quora question relating to partnering with a large company. You may derive some protection by ensuring: 1. Just a thought!

Angel Education is Sometimes Required

Taffy Williams

For example, if the discount rate is 20% the Angel gets an additional 20% of the original investment in equity when the note converts to common stock. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. They may have made money in the field of the investment but this is not necessary.

Should We Tell Pat to Depart

Taffy Williams

What if Pat is requiring more equity or compensation than the business can afford or warranted for the job? You should learn what is fair in terms of equity and salary and hold the line on those levels. Other articles are published in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Compensation is a great example.

I Am a What?

Taffy Williams

In running a company, I always had to keep expenses down as wellas hold on to equity and not distribute it like candy. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. I once had a boss that would provide input to questions in ahighly political manner. This was my fiduciary duty.

Dialing for Dollars

Taffy Williams

Thesehighly experienced people are some of the best employees you may ever havebecause they may work for equity, provide the much needed skill sets, and theyserve as mentors for your startup. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. These dealscan take many forms.

Why a 50/50 Split is Almost Never Right for Co-Founders by @DaveParkerSEA

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Charlotte. Let me start by saying I think the only wrong answer in how to split co-founder equity is 50/50. Email. Password. Location.

Small Business at the DNC: Where Was the Love?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Entrepreneurship had a much quieter role in Charlotte, N.C., this week than at the RNC in Tampa.

Startup Blog: Licensing Technologies from Universities ? Tips for.

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Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Carl P.B. Thank you Carl! Who’s the Boss?

The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Registered Investment Companies

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banking entities will be generally prohibited from acquiring or retaining any meaningful ownership interest in or sponsoring a hedge fund or private equity fund.?This By Attorneys at K&L Gates LLP Attorneys: Diane E. Ambler, Edward G. Eisert, Alan P. Goldberg, Stevens T. Kelly and Mary C. Moynihan. I. Introduction. financial system."? Alan P.

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Fit For A King

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If the super trio delivers on the expectations, then they will see their brand equity skyrocket. Tonight that became a reality. Everyone choked.

allensblog: The Problem of the Forgotten Founder

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As I’ve written in the last two posts, it not infrequently goes wrong because one of the founders doesn’t work out and leaves the company with an equity stake disproportionate to the value he added – to the economic detriment of the remaining founders. Charlotte * Los Angeles. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives.

Allen's Blog: The Problem of the Forgotten Founder

Allen's Blog

As I’ve written in the last two posts, it not infrequently goes wrong because one of the founders doesn’t work out and leaves the company with an equity stake disproportionate to the value he added – to the economic detriment of the remaining founders. Charlotte * Los Angeles. Allens Blog. « More on "Tough Questions" | Main.