Fri.Feb 08, 2019

5 Keys To Mitigating New Venture Tax And Legal Issues

Startup Professionals Musings

A frequent concern I hear from aspiring entrepreneurs is “I have invented a great product, but I have no idea where to start in setting up a company, to avoid all the tax and legal problems I hear about on the news.” In fact, this is a complex question, with answers that are different all around the world, but I have some general rules of thumb that apply here in the USA to get you started: Create a business entity early to encapsulate your venture.

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6 Common Startup Mistakes To Avoid

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. Whether you’re launching a new business or trying to get better at your current one, avoiding common startup mistakes can help you accomplish your goals. Plan business lessons starting a business startup advice startup mistakes

Time for more vertical integration in enterprise software

deal architect

As SaaS vendors took off in the early 2000s, I was encouraged by their business model. They had collapsed software, hosting, application management and upgrades into one contract. But in recent years I have seen a reversal and a lot. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Want to See What all the Fuss was About? The Shocking Opening to the Upfront Summit?

Both Sides of the Table

As you may know we run an annual conference called The Upfront Summit in which we try to bring together the world of investors, entrepreneurs and interesting people from the world of sports, politics, music & film.

AI and the implementation consultant

deal architect

I recently read an article which said "AI will not replace accountants and auditors, but accountants and auditors that use AI can replace those that don’t." I predict that will also be true of implementation consultants in the next few. Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS


Things To Remember When Looking For The Best Business Broker


Making a decision to sell your business is hard. Doing it wisely is even tougher. Finding a good business broker can simplify the process immensely while allowing you to get exactly what you want in return. Many business brokers are well-qualified to sell businesses.

Founder Institute Austin Graduates Six Startups


By LAURA LOREKPublisher of Silicon Hills News The Founder Institute opened in Austin a little over a year ago and has already graduated three classes and helped dozens of entrepreneurs.

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16 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur


Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

Why You Should Regularly Examine Your Entrepreneurial Journey

The Startup Magazine

“The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates. Every entrepreneurial journey is different, but there are some underlying similarities. The same is true that the industry you are in does not matter. You could be a tech start-up or someone conceiving a meditation Toronto brand.

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Here are the 5 hottest startups in Italy

The Next Web

Italy may be a latecomer to the booming startup scene but it’s fast becoming a hotbed of new tech talent. Red tape and bureaucracy were some of the biggest challenges new companies faced. But the government is now on a mission to cut down barriers, launching several new initiatives focused on making it easier to grow hi-tech companies, including the Italian Startup Act and Visa scheme.

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6 Creative Ways to Make Money as a Student

The Startup Magazine

College students are always looking for ways to make money. While some are fortunate enough to land a part-time job, others are left depending on financial aid and other small income sources.

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5 ways to make the office walls work for you. Yes - the walls :)


With an increased number of virtual teams and remote jobs, offices nowadays are much different from what they used to be. An office is not just a place any more, but rather a space for creative exchange and mutual inspiration.