5 Things You Need To Know About Flipping Homes In California

YoungUpstarts

While this can save money, it can also eat up the majority of your time, which is why it is best to hire a general contractor and several subcontractors to manage the project.

Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

Feld Thoughts

Last Tuesday, while I was enjoying a week off the grid, AvidXchange announced they had raised a $225 million financing led by Bain Capital Ventures. This was an atypical investment for us as we participated in the financing through our Foundry Group Select fund. And, when Mike initially called me for advice on the financing he was putting together with Bain Capital Ventures, it didn’t even occur to me that it might be something we’d invest in.

The Advantages of Slow Growth for StartUps

The Startup Magazine

Research from the Universities of California, Berkley and Stanford University found that a big problem for many failed tech start-ups was premature scaling, essentially businesses growing too fast. Plan Finances Accordingly.

Disrupting Finance From Above: Wealthfront

abovethecrowd.com

I can ping Madagascar from my desktop in California in 368ms, but it takes 72 hours for a U.S. Wealthfront is at the cutting edge of wealth management. A longer track record and larger assets under managment will build increasing trust.

So you say you want to be a Product Manager …?

Austin Startup

(Almost) everything you need to know (but are afraid to ask) before you wistfully ask a product manager to coffee so they will help you find a job. TL;DR Product management is a unique and poorly understood discipline, especially as it applies to software and other tech-related companies.

5 Effective Sales Tax Tips For Your Growing Business

YoungUpstarts

To contrast, in California, affiliate nexus dictates that out-of-state retailers related to any entity located in California – including those with similar patents or trademark – must collect sales tax. by Robert Schulte, founder and CEO of LumaTax .

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How Startups Can Prepare For Their First Tax Audit

YoungUpstarts

They work with attorneys to form corporate structures and help with financing agreements. California and Massachusetts have state minimum taxes, whereas states such as Alabama and Tennessee impose franchise tax based on capital/equity. by Chris S.

When DIY Is A Terrible Idea

YoungUpstarts

Taxes are difficult enough for certified accountants who specialize in taxes, let alone business owners who have to focus on growing and managing a company. For instance, California and Connecticut set the 28 th as their deadline while Maine goes with the 15 th of every month.

Rocket Science 4: The Press is Our Best Product

Steve Blank

Which at this stage of the company was marketing and financing.

What Do You and Elon Musk Have in Common?

Growthink Blog

This statistic is probably not surprising to any business person with first hand experience of workers' comp, especially in ”pro-labor” states like New York and California. Business Planning Entrepreneurship Financing Investing Jay Turo Management Venture Capital

How LendPlus is Disrupting the Mortgage Loan Market

The Startup Magazine

In addition, LendPlus adheres to a strong risk management culture and robust internal control systems that help ensure compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements. Finance Real Estate mortgage service realty Residential property Yelp

Where to go when your city is gone

Growthink Blog

I mean really, who do you think is more likely to solve the challenges of modern transportation - innovation master companies like Tesla and Uber, or the State of California and the National Highway Administration?

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Be Like Ray Kroc? Or Not?

Growthink Blog

These innovations were those of the McDonald brothers - poor, first-generation Irish immigrants that made their way during the Great Depression to California to seek their fortune. Business Planning Entrepreneurship Financing Investing Jay Turo Management Venture Capital

Becoming Truly Innovative: A Family Value

YoungUpstarts

An unrelated article by Morton Bennedsen and Nicolai Foss in the California Management Review attempts to draw links between family assets and firm innovation based on extensive historic examples from around the world. By Robert J.

Who Holds Your Purse Strings?

YoungUpstarts

As you structure your business finances, don’t let excitement (or even a tinge of desperation) blind you to the full consequence of what you’re agreeing to. is an author, speaker and financial business coach based in Southern California.

Where Do $2 Billion Startup Valuations Come From?

Growthink Blog

Last week , data management and dashboard start up Domo announced it had raised an additional $200 million in growth capital, bringing its total haul over the past four years to a truly remarkable $450 million. in general and California in particular have in unique abundance. Business Planning Entrepreneurship Financing Investing Jay Turo Management Venture Capital

Breakdowns Lead to Breakthroughs

Growthink Blog

Last week, I led a retreat day for the executive management team of one of California''s and fastest - growing construction management firms, and on Monday did so for one of the oldest receivable management agencies in the world. Business Planning Entrepreneurship Financing Investing Jay Turo Management Venture Capital

The Greatest Sales Job of All Time

Growthink Blog

Now, in Southern California by late June most little leaguers have been playing and practicing baseball for more than five months. Business Planning Entrepreneurship Financing Investing Jay Turo Management Venture Capital

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Raising Money Using Customer Development

Steve Blank

Unfortunately in early stage startups the drive for financing hijacks the corporate DNA and becomes the raison d’etre of the company. We also talk about cash flow management rather than fund-raising though – watch and justifying expenses by cash coming in that matches or exceeds.

How to Know When to Close Your Business and Start Over

Up and Running

Think of finance as the fuel of a car. 30 percent of all entrepreneurs experience depression, according to a study by Dr. Michael Freeman , a clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Managing a Business Starting a Business entrepreneurship failure

Strategies to Increase Your Construction Business Revenue

Up and Running

George Hedley, a CSP based in California, is known as “The Business Builder” and has worked in the construction industry since 1977. Job costs are specific to each job your firm is working on, from labor and equipment to project management and worker’s comp.

Is Passion Enough to Make Your Business Succeed?

Up and Running

BlueVine, which is based in Redwood City, California, offers online working capital financing to small- and medium-sized businesses in many industries. I wanted to make the process of obtaining small business financing significantly easier and faster for business owners like my dad.

Organization Sponsors Interns to Work at Israeli Tech Companies [guest post]

VC Cafe

Other TAMID Fellows spend their summers at high-level Israeli venture capital firms like Giza Venture Capital and Arba Finance. Each student then chooses to either work on a consulting project for an Israeli startup or manage a portfolio of Israeli stocks. by Nathan Gilson*.

The Top Nine Challenges Of Growing an Entrepreneurial Business And How To Tackle Them

YoungUpstarts

Some of them, such as Eyebobs in Minneapolis, Trilogy Health Services in Kentucky, Defender Direct in Indianapolis, SecureWorks in Atlanta, and Mellace Family Brands in California, were well-known companies. Managing cash flow. by Edward D.

Why Your Next Startup Should Be In Insurance

YoungUpstarts

Their finances are also heavily regulated – insurers have to keep a set amount of cash liquid (to write the big checks) and diversify their assets according to specific rules (so they can have enough cash available for even bigger checks).

The Pitfalls Of State And Local Taxation For Startup Companies

YoungUpstarts

by Rebecca Stidham, Senior Manager – Tax Services at OUM & Co. These tax liabilities, which many companies believe don’t exist, can turn into a heavy burden in the event that a company seeks investors, financing, IPO or sale.

Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation

ReadWriteStart

billion into startups nationwide, according to an analysis by the Public Policy Institute of California ( PDF ). Today’s venture capital deal flow to innovative new companies looks a lot like a fat man trying to squeeze into a slim Italian suit. It just doesn’t fit.

Can you borrow your way to success?

Berkonomics

There are so many ways to finance a small business. So we investigate the most simple of these methods of debt financing first, since most are simple to execute and non-dilutive – that is help you to retain your ownership intact. CalCap – California Capital Access Program.

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Starting A Profitable Recycling Business

YoungUpstarts

by Erich Lawson, online marketing manager at Northern California Compactors, Inc. Stringent regulations have also contributed to the drive towards use of recycled products and proper waste management and disposal practice. Financing your startup.

3 startups helping the medical industry go remote

The Startup Magazine

Booking appointments with doctors, managing billing and finances, waiting endless hours at a doctor’s office and repeating the process whenever needed – is what the following startups are aiming to eliminate: PrestoDoctor.

[Interview] Michael Patryn, Bitcoin Entrepreneur

YoungUpstarts

Since 2015, Michael Patryn’s expertise in finance, compliance and strategic growth initiatives has helped a range of companies successfully position themselves to go public on the CSE and TSX-V. FVG has over $50 MM under management.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

billion by Cisco and the only winter that can be found is at the ski resorts following California’s epic snowy and rainy January. In case you’re keeping score at home — that’s approximately the size of 65 US seed-stage funds managed by one company.

Fintech Companies Redesigning The Financial World

YoungUpstarts

San Francisco and other cities close by (79 in California) represent the highest concentration of fintechs, however, New York also has a significant number (33 in total). by Caroline Capitani, VP of Business Innovation of ilegra.

5 Tips for Private Practice Optometrists to Grow Profits This Year

Mike Michalowicz

His practice, Complete Family Vision Care Optometry, is in San Diego, California. Dr. Aaron Neufeld, OD is an Owner/Optometrist at Los Altos Optometric Group in Los Altos, California. Steve Vargo, OD, MBA is a practice management consultant at IDOC.

“Bored” of Directors Can Become Clash of Titans

Gust

Yet I’ve rarely seen entrepreneurs more fired up than when recounting war stories of startups whose founders had control of the company wrested from them, were forced to take financing or compensation deals on outrageously onerous terms , or worst of all, fired from their own companies.

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PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel On Facebook, Bubbles, And Innovation

YoungUpstarts

In this exclusive Caplinked interview with Peter Thiel – co-founder of PayPal and managing partner of Founders Fund – discusses why he invested in Facebook, the differences between Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and why he would not start PayPal today knowing what he now knows.

Tale of Two Valleys: LA and the Bay Area from an Investor’s Perspective

Mucker Lab

Over time, though, military spending wound down and many large aerospace and military companies left Southern California. After stints as a technology investment banker, a dot-com entrepreneur, and a product manager in Silicon Valley, I moved to Los Angeles in 2006. As a result, we’ve learned to be just as impressed by an entrepreneur who previously launched a chain of Taco stands as we are by an entrepreneur who was formerly the original product manager of Google Maps.

4 Things You Should Keep in Mind When Starting Your Own Business

YoungUpstarts

Many people have plans to become their own boss and manage their own company. Limits also include budget so you have to be conscious of your finances. If your finances can’t shoulder this expense yet, you can avail of prepaid legal services that have low monthly fees.

The 50 Best Blogs By Business Professors

YoungUpstarts

Few people can offer more expertise in the world of supply chain management than this professor, who not only teaches the subject but also edits the journal on the matter, and also heads up the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative. Finance and Economics. Everything Finance.

Lessons Learned: Where did Silicon Valley come from?

Startup Lessons Learned

Among those: plentiful financing and nerds , a culture that celebrates both failure and success, and an ethos of openness and sharing. From California Historical Landmarks for Santa Clara note that Federal Telegraph predates HP by more than a quarter of a century and all of the early WWII era technology entrepreneurs had a common interest in radio. Amazing lean startup resources Is Entrepreneurship a Management Science?

Invest in Israel Newsletter – May 2012 Edition

VC Cafe

Founded in 1999, AeroScout’s products are used in hospitals to track patients and blood products, such as organs; to manage and monitor equipment in universities; and to keep tabs on products throughout the manufacturing process. Burrill already manages $1.5

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Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

On the California coast where I live, we see lifestyle entrepreneurs like surfers and divers who own small surf or dive shop or teach surfing and diving lessons to pay the bills so they can surf and dive some more.

Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan

SoCal CTO

He’s done several startups and is a board member of the Technology Council of Southern California (which is where I met him originally). Then I check and manage our Google Adwords campaign and check our analytics/stats. A day might include a discussion with a finance partner, an investor, a customer or a fusion partner. What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to? Who are some of your go to people in Southern California?