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TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

By purchasing through a holding company. Holding Company. I’ve been continuing to focus 100% on real estate lately, completely ignoring everything else.

Setting Up a Holding Company and Improving My Real Estate Numbers

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

In my last real estate post , I mentioned how I was considering setting up a holding company. I definitely went ahead with the holding company though. Seeing that it is a holding company and not an operating company, I think I’ll pass.

How Empires Fall: The Publicis Omnicom Merger Underscores The Rapid Decay Of The Ad Industry

rosskimbarovsky.com

The companies’ public statements about the merger, and the market dynamics forcing this combination, underscore the rapid decay of the advertising industry. Marketing ad advertising agencies holding companies industry omnicom publicis wpp Publicis Group and Omnicom, two of the world’s biggest ad agencies, have announced a merger to create the world’s biggest advertising group.

How Empires Fall: The Publicis Omnicom Merger Underscores The Rapid Decay Of The Ad Industry

rosskimbarovsky.com

The companies’ public statements about the merger, and the market dynamics forcing this combination, underscore the rapid decay of the advertising industry. Each company will own a 50 percent stake in the new business, to be known as the Publicis Omnicom Group.

How Pharrell Williams Created a $100 Million Empire (and We're Not Just Talking About Music)

Inc Startups

Like other artists, he's a one-man holding company with interests in media, fashion, and the environment

Learn the Alphabet: Understanding Google's New Parent Company

Inc Startups

The announcement says they are creating a new parent company called Alphabet, Inc., which will serve as a holding company for all of Google's individual subsidiaries

7 Ways To Test Whether Your Company Is Socially Responsible

Inc Startups

But this week the CEO of a $6 trillion money manager said he wants to hold companies accountable for CSR. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has not made much of a dent in boardrooms.

The R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

Feld Thoughts

R/GA is part of Interpublic Group of Companies, one of four global ad holding companies, and is the most award-winning agency in the digital world today. Yesterday, Techstars launched another accelerator, this time focused entirely on connected devices. The newest accelerator, based in New York City, is called the R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator.

Finally Placing My First Offer On an Income Property

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

A few days ago, I went to my lawyer’s office to sign the paperwork to set up the holding company , and then picked up the completed paperwork the next day. I ended up going with the name Merendi Holdings Inc.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Software Patents

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The bad news is that patent trolls (non-producing companies that make their money from licensing patents) can squeeze the lifeblood out of unsuspecting entrepreneurs, as exemplified by the recent mess around Lodsys suing small Apple IOS developers.

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

YoungUpstarts

In fact, in crunching the numbers, our research reveals that commercial enterprises, such as manufacturers, distributors, and service companies, may actually end up with a larger tax liability after switching to C-Corp status. Also ask yourself: How long do you plan on holding your company?

My next journey: fund and empower 10,000 entrepreneurs per year

Hippoland

My leeeeeeetle unicorn company that I had envisioned starting would take at least 5 years to create has nothing on funding and helping 50k entrepreneurs in the same timeframe which would likely spawn 100+ unicorns based on 500′s track record to date.

5 Signals To Evaluate To Test The Value Of Your Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus it’s not a surprise that people love their favorite smartphone brand, cringe when you mention their cable company, or even hate the mention of a particular bank. Overall, your customers now have near-instantaneous power to hold companies and brands accountable for their words and actions.

Quickly Unpacking Microsoft’s Acquisition Of GitHub

Haystack

Not yet profitable but invaluable to developers worldwide, the decade-old company bootstrapped, differentiated from formidable competitors GitLab and Atlassian’s BitBucket, weathered leadership upheavals, and eventually ingested lots of venture capital which helped them weather the challenges they faced. Word here is that GitHub will be afforded a similar situation within Microsoft, operating as a wholly-owned company yet still retaining its structure. Satya strikes again.

Permissionless Innovation and Patents

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

My partner Brad Burnham wrote a post today explaining why he disagrees with  Nathan Myhrvold's recent Harvard Business Review piece  in defense his patent holding company, Intellectual Ventures. Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures Using Over 1,000 Shell Companies To Hide Patent Shakedown (techdirt.com).

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Software Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

The bad news is that patent trolls (non-producing companies that make their money from licensing patents) can squeeze the lifeblood out of unsuspecting entrepreneurs, as exemplified by the recent mess around Lodsys suing small Apple IOS developers.

3 Compelling Product Packaging Design Strategies To Turn Millennials and Gen Z Into Zealous Advocates

crowdSPRING Blog

Method is a well-known company whose sparse, clean packaging echoes its commitment to eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Both generations factor environmental issues into their purchasing decisions and both hold companies accountable for harming the environment.

The lodsys case

Chris Dixon

Lodsys is a so-called “non-practicing entity&# – a patent holding company that doesn’t build products. Lodsys filed a complaint last week against a number of online retailers.

What To Do When Your Competitor Gets Funded?

Both Sides of the Table

We will have two well-funded companies educating the market on why this market opportunity for the $24 billion US storage market is ripe for disruption. market share today and are stuck with high real-estate costs, shitty customer service, bad value propositions and no ability to respond to competition because they have effectively become real-estate holding companies that store stuff for cashflow. This morning Clutter.io

9 Common Things that Stunt Business Growth (and What to Do about Them)

ConversionXL

A major benefit of working in a digital-growth consultancy is that you see businesses across all industries and lifecycle stages try to grow their companies. I see good actions that really help a company grow but also common elements that hinder growth.

The U.S. Company That Knows More About China Than China Does

Thinking About Thinking

company that knew more about commerce and money flow in China, than China itself does? Secondly, this company would own an incredibly valuable asset, which they do. This company has 300 million Chinese users using its payment platform to process payments. This company also had the largest online retailer in China with 200 million Chinese shoppers. This is the case, and the company might surprise you. The company is Yahoo. What if there was a U.S.

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Dodd - Frank Rollback Despite NY Fed Stating Work Is Not Finished

Chaganomics

This requires having clean parent holding company structures, less corporate complexity, and essential service and support operations that are able to continue to operate even when the parent company becomes non-viable,” he said. STOCK MARKET CONFIDENCE INDICES - UNITED STATES CRASH INDEX DATA - INSTITUTIONAL (Source: Yale Economic Research) Date: 12/31/2016 Index Value: 24.74 Standard Error: 4.38 Date: 12/31/2015 Index Value: 40 Standard Error: 4.22

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Patagonia Invests $20 Million in Eco Start-ups

Inc Startups

The outdoor-clothing company spreads the green. The $575 million outdoor-clothing company Patagonia recently took on a new role: Investor. Since 2002, his company has donated 1 percent of its annual sales to eco-friendly organizations.

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Military Entrepreneurs Have a Higher Calling

Inc Startups

We can all learn something from the unique challenges of veteran Tim Smith and other service members who start companies. Its mission: to provide jobs for returning service members and their family members, while delivering superior service to the company''s commercial customers.

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Customer Relationships Now Drive Brand Perceptions

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus it’s not a surprise that people love their favorite smartphone brand, cringe when you mention their cable company, or even hate the mention of a particular bank. Overall, your customers now have near-instantaneous power to hold companies and brands accountable for their words and actions.

China just declared war on American investors!

Texas Startup Blog

Yahoo, which is considered by some a holding company for Chinese internet companies, learned in late March that Alibaba Group (they own 43% of the company) sold one of the company’s most valuable assets Alipay without notifying or seeking approval from Alibaba’s board of directors. The CEO, Jack Ma, of Alibaba owns the company that acquired Alipay.

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Software Patents Have Become a Startup Nightmare

Startup Professionals Musings

The bad news is that patent trolls (non-practicing companies that make their money from licensing patents) can squeeze the lifeblood out of unsuspecting entrepreneurs, as exemplified by the continuing mess around Lodsys suing small Apple IOS developers.

Some Setbacks on My First Income Property

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

If anything, I thought that the insurance companies would have liked that, as it means less likelihood of damage to the property. Apparently insurance companies mandate that rental properties be inspected every 2-3 months. That being said, the property management companies here appear to offer inspections in their services, ranging from every 3-6 months. The insurance company doesn’t like this and the policy will only cover me if I put a new roof on it.

Fresh Lawsuit: American Apparel (From WWD)

Chaganomics

The picture painted isn’t pretty, with Standard General alleging the lender committee propped up the company with additional debt — $82 million between April and October of last year — as it focused on a sale of the business for the highest price rather than a turnaround of American Apparel. About another 1,000 positions are up in the air as the company focuses on a wind-down and transition to its largest buyer Gildan Activewear Inc.

Growth With No Capital? No Problem

Inc Startups

One of our clients, a small start-up software company, has found itself in a peculiar situation, having recently been acquired by a large, multibillion-dollar corporation. While limited resources can be frustrating, it shouldn't prevent a company from achieving the growth targets it desires.

Why Getting a Loan May Get Harder

Inc Startups

Zions is a bank holding company that a bank holding company that owns companies such as California Bank and Trust and Commerce Bank of Oregon, across 10 Western and Southwestern states.

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4 Ways Team Activities Can Boost Your Company Culture

YoungUpstarts

by Dusty Wunderlich , founder and CEO of Bristlecone Holdings. Company culture is an elusive ideal. Our company’s leaders had an unusual source of inspiration for improving the lives of our employees: reality TV.

The Demise of the Mad Men

Seeing Both Sides

Advertising innovation is coming from technology-driven giants -- like Google, Microsoft and now even Apple -- as well as start-up companies that are nibbling away at the value-chain, including many of our own portfolio companies (e.g., Although many of these technology-driven companies are partnering with the major advertising agencies today, the agency CEOs at my dinner with very bearish on what the future held for the agencies and whether they would survive the New World Order.

Why is Dragon Army so laser-focused on mobile?

Jeff Hilimire

I don’t have to report up to a holding company or a private equity company. I get this question all the time from friends and peers in the industry, “Why only focus on mobile? Why not have a specialty in mobile, but allow Dragon Army to do other areas of digital marketing, like social media and web development?” ” It’s a fair question. We could grow faster if we did more than just mobile, for sure. And I’m nothing if not focused on growth.

Income Property Possession is 1 Week Away!

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

Since the holding company is taking possession in July, I basically have to pay the seller back half of the year’s property taxes. I finally shortlisted my list of property management companies down to 1, so I have that done.

Software Patents are Becoming a Tax on Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

This patent holding company is charging infringement and demanding royalties from every app developer for the iPhone and Android, for a feature most agree has been in apps for many years.

Small Business Lending Beyond Big Banks

Inc Startups

For example, commercial loans at Wintrust Financial, an Illinois-based holding company operating primarily in the Midwest, reportedly increased by $530 million in the first nine months of 2012 to $2.7 Need a loan for your small business? Forget the big banks.

We Still Don't "Get" China

Seeing Both Sides

Somewhat to the chagrin of the rest of the family, Tom left America for China 20 years ago to be an executive for advertising agency JWT (one of the WPP holding companies). confess to being proud of my family and so when someone in the clan writes a book, I read it with great pleasure. My brother-in-law, William Landay , recently released his third book, the crime thriller Defending Jacob , to great critical reviews and it has become a NY Times Bestseller.

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15 Surprising Perks Employees Love

Up and Running

When you have lunch in the office people work harder, longer, and become better friends with everyone in the company. – John Rampton, Hostt. What perks do you offer your employees to keep them happy and to create a positive company culture?

A Startup’s First Steps: What’s In A Name?

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Historically, most bricks-and-mortar businesses were named after their founders, and large corporations often have a publicly traded parent company that holds all of the stock in many operating units that have familiar or famous names (e.g., AMR as holding company for American Airlines). Even technology companies followed this tradition in the early years; for every IBM, Intel or Microsoft there was a Fairchild, Hewlett-Packard or Wang.

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[ADV] Secured Trading In Admiral Markets

YoungUpstarts

About the company. Admiral Markets is a globally recognized Forex trading platform for company meant to make currency trading all around the world more convenient and accessible. Some of the major products dealt by the company are-.

So Just How Broke Did I Get?

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

The interest rates are so incredibly low that it doesn’t make much sense to do so, especially when I have two corporations; the main perk to having RRSPs in Canada is to defer the income tax on them, but since I have two corporations, it’s rather pointless to put money into RRSPs as I could just keep the money in the holding company. I don’t want to write this post.

Look Out Spotify: French Start-up Deezer Raises $130 Million

Inc Startups

Deezer, the French web-based music streaming service, confirmed Monday it has raised $130 million from Access Industries, the holdings company that also owns Warner Music Group. The company hasn’t yet announced plans for a U.S.