The Cloud Dividend

Seeing Both Sides

When the Cold War ended, President Bush (senior) used to talk about the peace dividend , the downstream economic benefit of reductions in defense spending.

The Peace Dividend of the Seed Surge

Bryce Dot VC

He says this wave is the peace dividend of the smartphone wars, which is to say that the components in a smartphone — the sensors, the GPS, the camera, the ARM core processors, the wireless, the memory, the battery — all that stuff, which is being driven by the incredible economies of scale and innovation machines at Apple, Google, and others, is available for a few dollars. A lot of things have changed since we started OATV 10 yrs ago.

How founders get paid: non-strategic acquisitions, dividends, and private islands

The Startup Toolkit

As a founder, you get a pile of money in one of four ways: You generate profits and keep some (dividends). The company becomes valuable and someone buys the whole thing (acquisition). It gets very big and very valuable and you go public (IPO).

Top 10 financial hacks

Start Up Blog

Allocate cash to savings & investments before anything the day you get your profits, pay or dividends. entrepreneurship Assets compound interest credit cards debt dividends earnings entrepreneurs Finance hacks Investing investments liabilities life hacks money pay Profit profits rich salary savings Selling startups success tax wages wealth wealth creationThere is no point being a successful entrepreneur, or selling a startup if we have no idea how to handle the money we get.

Invest in Israel Newsletter January 2011 Edition

VC Cafe

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Venture Capital Term Sheets – Redemption Rights

Scott Edward Walker

Here are the issues I have addressed to date: common mistakes dealing with VC’s valuation liquidation preferences stock options exploding term sheets and no-shop provisions anti-dilution provisions dividends Board control protective provisions drag-along provisions pay-to-play and pull-up provisions conversion rights In today’s post, I examine the redemption rights of investors.

The Different Types Of Shares And Ownership Of A Limited Company

YoungUpstarts

These shareholders have rights to dividends, meeting votes and the distribution of company assets if and when the company is sold. These carry one vote per share and allow the owner to participate in company dividends.

Framework Benchmarks Round 8

TechEmpower

upgrades have paid huge dividends with Netty now breaking 200,000 pipelined plaintext responses per second on a humble m1.large instance. Merry Christmas web framework performance aficionados!

With New 21 Percent Corporate Tax Rate, S-Corps Are Taking A Second Look At C-Corp Status

YoungUpstarts

Certainly, on the face of it, the argument appears compelling for S-Corps to switch, having previously shied away from such consideration given the onerous double tax that accompanied C-Corp status – at both the entity level, and secondly, upon distribution of dividends to shareholders.

[Infographic] Why Small Businesses Can (And Should) Hire Big

YoungUpstarts

Taking the time to find the right high-potential employee can pay great dividends for your business. Startups and small businesses are always advised to think big, but apparently this is even more true when it comes to hiring.

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How to build financial wealth in 1 sentence.

Start Up Blog

Property, Rents, Dividends, Interest, Equity and even creating a startup which becomes bigger than us. The way in which all financial wealth is built, time immemorial is this: Find a way to make money when you are not in the room. This formula has never actually changed.

Corporation or LLC? Business Organizations for Tech Startups.

YoungUpstarts

Owners of corporations also pay taxes when they are paid dividends or profit from sale of the stock, which is why it is common to say that corporations are “double-taxed.” Corporations are allowed to keep their earnings or pay them out as dividends.

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Is It Time To Change from An S-Corp To A C-Corp?

YoungUpstarts

Currently, the highest corporate income tax rate is 35% and the highest individual tax rate on qualified dividends is 20%. And then second, at the individual level when the corporation distributes the income to its shareholders (dividends).

The Difference between Debt Financing and Equity Financing: Which Is Right For You?

YoungUpstarts

They may be entitled to dividends or regular payments out of your profits as well as a large payout if you ever sell. Getting the capital you need to run your business can be a struggle for any business owner. You need money for operations, but most importantly, you need money to grow.

Why GE’s Jeff Immelt Lost His Job – Disruption and Activist Investors

Steve Blank

Instead of lean innovation programs, there is a mandate to cut $2 billion in expenses by the end of next year, lift profits and raise the dividend. The firm wrote a white paper, “Transformation Underway… But Nobody Cares” which essentially said that GE stock was undervalued because investors didn’t believe that Immelt and GE management would do the things needed to deliver a higher stock price and dividends.

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Things You Should Do If You Open A Coffee Shop

YoungUpstarts

This is sure to pay off huge dividends for you in the future when you tend to make the necessary sales for maximum profits. Millions of people surf the web these days, and you are sure to reap huge dividends by starting a site for your business. If you love coffee, you aren’t alone.

Angels and VCs: Don’t be greedy even if you can.

Berkonomics

Further, preferred stock holders can be recipient of accrued dividends in a sale or liquidation. A rather common but small dividend rate of six percent becomes a massive amount after seven years, almost half again the value of the original investment.

How Closely Do You Follow Networking Etiquette Rules?

Startup Professionals Musings

It isn't always the first introduction, but the friend of a friend that may be the one that pays dividends. I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates.

Incorporating Your Business: Tips to Follow

The Startup Magazine

The only disadvantage with this setup is the issue of double taxation in case you want to distribute dividends from leftover profits. If you want to grow your business and achieve added protection for all your assets, incorporating is the way to go.

Stock Trading – What You Ought To Know To Get Going

YoungUpstarts

If any company does well in operation and earnings, a suitable part of your profits will certainly go to you through total annual dividends or through the particular sale of the shares that you have. Finding out how to start stock trading doesn’t need to be challenging or daunting.

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10 Top Attributes Elevate Design Thinking Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Whether you are looking to further your career as a business professional, or plan to take a leadership position in your own business, developing these key attributes will pay big dividends.

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The Good The Bad And The Ugly Of Funding From Friends

Startup Professionals Musings

In the interim, there is no market for the shares, and no dividends or interest.

Choosing Between Property And Shares Investment

YoungUpstarts

The shares, however, can be easily bought and sold, regular income from dividends. Have you been thinking about whether you should invest your hard-earned money in the shares or a property? The number of people who turn on investment to preserve and grow their money is continuously growing.

How To Get A New Business Off The Ground

YoungUpstarts

Reinvest in your products or services and give your clients or customers more value; it will pay dividends in the future. Even if you have a great business idea and plenty of passion for it, getting your new enterprise off the ground won’t be easy.

Kryptonite Angel Round Terms

The Startup Lawyer

Dividend (that pays out). By paying your investor a dividend (rather than having dividends accrue and be paid out at acquisition or other typical payable events), you are simply paying back the investor with his own money. If your potential angel investor insists on getting dividends paid out quarterly, the angel investor should invest in dividend aristocrats or MLPs , rather than your startup.

Four Minutes In The Morning

Feld Thoughts

It’ll pay many dividends. Amy and I created a tradition about a decade ago we call “four minutes in the morning.&# We try to – fully clothed – spend four minutes together every morning 100% focused on each other. I’m an early bird – usually getting up around 5am regardless of the time zone I’m in (except on the weekends – then I sleep until I wake up – sometimes 1pm.) Amy sleeps a little later (usually 6:30am).

Stretch Your Startup Budget Further: 5 Strategies For Frugal Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

The longer you can avoid expanding your office footprint, or leasing a physical office at all, the longer you’ll reap the remote-work dividend. Not every entrepreneur is blessed with deep pockets or generous family members.

Why I Don’t Celebrate Income Inequality

Both Sides of the Table

If they choose companies who pay high dividend rates they can accumulate wealth with lower taxes because dividends pay lower taxes than income. They can pay dividends as outlined above, which is paid a lower tax rate to people who have investment dollars. This isn’t even a post about the relative merits of dividends, share buybacks or wage increases. What drives economic inequality in the US?

How Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize On Their Alma Mater

Startup Professionals Musings

Even if you are no longer a student, or not enrolled now, it can pay big dividends to get to know people there and explore the possibilities, including the following: Potential to get technical work done as a class project.

9 Ways A True Entrepreneur Survives And Flourishes

Startup Professionals Musings

Hard work and persistence pay big dividends. Could you survive and flourish as an entrepreneur, or should you be satisfied working for someone else? That’s a question I get every day in my role as an advisor to business professionals, and it’s a good one to ask.

6 Steps To Creating Communities That Enable People To Achieve The Unimaginable

YoungUpstarts

So, whether you’re just starting your own enterprise or working for one, opportunities to form micro communities are one benefit that can pay long-term dividends to the whole team. by David Cordani, president and CEO, Cigna, and Dick Traum, founder and president, Achilles International.

7 Steps For Counseling Employees Who Need To Change

Startup Professionals Musings

I have found that my years in a big company have paid huge dividends in this area. As an advisor to entrepreneurs and new business owners, I’ve long observed that one of the toughest challenges is people change management in the team.

VCs Get Paid Back First

ithacaVC

The article states “When venture capitalists invest, they typically demand preferred shares that accrue a yearly dividend of about 8 percent. The dividend goes unpaid until the company is sold. ” What this describes are “cumulative dividends” where the dividends actually accrue over time. Most deals are done with non-cumulative dividends that are NEVER paid.

10 Business Skills That Require Remedial Training

Startup Professionals Musings

This will pay big dividends in getting your favorite project funded, or justifying your own salary, or negotiating a bonus.

Business Marketing Tips That Will Ensure Big Success

YoungUpstarts

Never ignore social media, because it could pay off dividends in the long run. Are you currently trying to get a small business off of the ground? If so, you’re going to need to go above and beyond to market your business.

5 Unpleasant Startup Surprises and How To Recover

Startup Professionals Musings

Written product specifications and business plans pay big dividends. By definition, every startup is predictably unpredictable, since new solutions have no proven track record, startups are usually building a new market, and the world around them is changing faster than ever.

8 Signs That Your Startup Success May Be In Jeopardy

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet it would pay real dividends to know at the start what separates the “also-rans” from the winners. How many entrepreneurs do you know that “almost” made it big? Startups are very risky, and most fail. Yet entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing trends in business today.

7 Effective Approaches For Navigating Office Politics

Startup Professionals Musings

There are obviously occasions when a subtle or indirect appeal, rather than a direct attack will pay bigger dividends in highly-charged political situations. Running a business would be so much easier if we didn’t have to deal with office politics.

7 Reasons Smart Startups Establish 'Coopetition'

Startup Professionals Musings

That thinking, including coopetition, will pay big dividends for your own startup's growth, as well as customer relationships. As a startup advisor, when I suggest cooperating with competitors, most entrepreneurs initially think I'm crazy or suggesting something illegal.

Entrepreneurs Learn Best From Business Networking

Startup Professionals Musings

It isn''t always the first introduction, but the friend of a friend that may be the one that pays dividends. I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates.

Cash Flow 101: Building a Cash Flow Statement

Up and Running

This section of the cash flow statement includes information about taking out loans to buy property or equipment; issuing stock to employees, the public, or other stakeholders; paying out dividends, and so on. (Note: This is the third installment in our “Cash Flow 101” series.

10 Business Lessons On Trust From Spiritual Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

A debt repaid before it is asked for reaps a huge dividend in trust. One of the first harsh realities that every entrepreneur has to learn is that most of the things that are critical to startup success are outside of their direct control.

7 Tips On Following The Triple Bottom Line To Success

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, there is plenty of evidence that these arrangements, such as with Whole Foods , are easy to implement, and pay big productivity, loyalty, as well as financial dividends. It’s always been tough to start a new business, even when the bottom line was just making a profit to stay alive.