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. A hot equity can have great trading activity while a company with limited following may have only a few shares trading per day or even per week. Where did my bankers go after the IPO?

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One rant after another is sometimes required

Taffy Williams

Take for example an equity transaction involving a company, a transfer agent, and a stockbroker. Seems simple that you pay for the equity you get the stock, yet when something falls short in the delivery of the shares, the only owner of the problem is the person that paid for the shares.

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Mandatory Redeemable Preferred - Equity Not Debt, According to IRS

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

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 It was crucial to the Fund's operation as a RIC, because dividends with respect to equity issued by a RIC?-?as By Thomas F. Joyce and Theodore L.

3 Main startup traits attract money and talent

Taffy Williams

I expect to have an ultimate reward being a large appreciation in my equity coupled with a liquidity event that takes place in my lifetime! Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Investors may be attracted to a startup for one of these

Taffy Williams

Investors in the public equities have differing goals for their investment. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. I do not care what you are selling, let's talk about what I need! Investments come in different forms.

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. Few companies will operate with employees as the sole source of workers for your company. Your mentors, advisors, and board members may work on a fixed fee, or may require billing per time worked.

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

This was due to the large number of investors wanting the equity. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Piling on in football implies that the opposing team members have jumped on the pile of bodies of a tackled runner after the end of a play.

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. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Risk management includes your distance from the alligators.

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. Pardon thelanguage, but the title says a lot. Itsometimes takes a very long time to convince a buyer to buy.

Inside the Sale of an Inc. 5000 Company

Inc Startups

A private equity firm recently offered Inc. The servers belonged to the Accurate Group, a mortgage-servicing firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. If they were right, they, their investors, and their young private equity firm would enjoy a very nice return.

A Diamond in the Rough: Reinventing a Sleepy Mortgage Company

Inc Startups

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. Doman had turned a sleepy home-equity unit 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. This path has more twists and turns than needed! In the Sands of Iwo Jima , Sgt.

Two Parents Turn $700 Savings Into a Million Dollar Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Our daughter Charlotte slept 12 hours the first night she tried it! :). 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. The question related to the fact that a single large company wanted to become the sole source sales and marketer of a product of a small company.

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

Inc Startups

pre-launch, BIG equity, big peeps involved--ANY TIPS??" Today, the company employs just short of 1,300 people across five cities: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, New York City and Phoenix. The ride-hailing company is growing extremely fast.

Preparing Your Company for a Big Sale

Inc Startups

I recently profiled the sale of Accurate Group , a once-sleepy residential mortgage-services company purchased by Evolution Capital, a boutique private-equity firm, in 2009 and sold three years later for more than 10 times the original sale price.

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. Angels are qualified investors willing to take a risk and invest their money in an early stage company or startup. 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. Unexpected departures of key employees can be hard to manage because of loss of experience and morale changes in the company. Great employees are what you want and never want to lose.

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. As statedbefore, your startup will have little or no money for the first severalmonths. The most important activitiesyou can do in this time are to create as much value to make the companyfundable.

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. His adviceoften allowed for multiple interpretations depending on the mood you were inthat day. It became difficult to followthe directions, but he was skilled and a good manager.

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

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Charlotte. I was asked a question last week about co-founder compensation - specifically about guidance around splitting equity and salary requirements for the early contributors of a new startup. All of these things impact how equity is split and how you get paid in cash.

Small Business at the DNC: Where Was the Love?

Inc Startups

Entrepreneurship had a much quieter role in Charlotte, N.C., At the DNC in Charlotte, North Carolina, by contrast, such messaging was both less overt and less frequent. this week than at the RNC in Tampa.

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

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

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 First, the SEC must establish rules to direct national securities exchanges and national securities associations to prohibit the listing of any equity security of an issuer that does not have an independent compensation committee.?Although By Attorneys at K&L Gates LLP Attorneys: Diane E. Ambler, Edward G.

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Startup Blog: Licensing Technologies from Universities ? Tips for.

Taffy Williams

An entrepreneur may well find that if he or she is willing to include terms such as those described in this paragraph in a licensing agreement then the university will be willing to decrease the royalties and/or equity stake that it will receive under the license.

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Fit For A King

Visions from a Visionary

If the super trio delivers on the expectations, then they will see their brand equity skyrocket. I anticipate we can move Beasley to Charlotte for Raymond Felton. Move over Lakers, a new dynasty was born today - the Miami Heat.

allensblog: 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. This "potential" equity could consist of a core share and a bonus share. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « More on "Tough Questions" | Main.

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. This "potential" equity could consist of a core share and a bonus share. Allens Blog. « More on "Tough Questions" | Main. Keep the Faith » August 21, 2005.