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Marketing Sweat Equity: Getting Your Startup’s First Sales—Without Spending Money on Consultants and PR

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What is Sweat Equity Worth?

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What is Sweat Equity Worth? Determining how to value sweat equity is key when negotiating with investors and employees. Entrepreneurs often ask me how to value the sweat equity invested in their startup. Market value doesn't equal the sum of sweat equity invested by you and your partners.

Piercing the Corporate Veil of Sweat Equity

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Piercing the Corporate Veil – Sweat Equity Consulting. Again, I’m not saying everyone is out to screw you with sweat equity.

What is the ratio of equity received for sweat equity vs. cash investment in a new venture?

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There is no specific ratio between “sweat equity” and cash in a venture, and that’s actually not a good way to think about the issue. A better way to think about this is to separate two aspects of the “sweat” that one puts into a new venture. original post can be found on Quora @ : [link] *.

Places to Find Developers in Exchange for Sweat Equity

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Building a sweat equity team

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where I can learn about how to build a sweat equity team? Rather, it is a proposal for sweat-equity investors. Mark Walsen Mark Walsen Thursday, October 09, 2008 Deleting … Approving … I think you would be better off hiring people, rather than trying to convince them to work for free in exchange for equity.

5 Critical Factors That Affect Business Exit Strategy Timelines

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This, often overlooked element clearly outlines the owner''s plan to get paid for their sweat equity at a designated point in time A finely honed business plan should include a detailed exit strategy.

How we Hire for Sweat Equity (Part 2)…

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Next → How we Hire for Sweat Equity (Part 2)… Posted on April 7, 2011 by Travis Biziorek. equity in the company. Drowning American. Musings on Life and the American Dream. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Post navigation. ← Previous. You can read more about that here. Quora.

Entrepreneurs, Identify and Secure Your First Class Executive Team Using Small Amounts of “Sweat Equity” and a Consulting Contract

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On the other hand, indentifying those individuals that are willing to work for “sweat equity” are most likely your best bets. This can be done with a standard consulting contract, with a small amount of “sweat equity” for compensation. Start-up companies are notorious for not having any money to pay for anything.

Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

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I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup. million.

Small Business Tip of the Week: Understand the Value of Sweat Equity

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Sweat equity is an invaluable asset to a startup or small business, and can been seen as a basic equation: Time + Effort = Value to your organization. Do you ever feel like the time and effort you put into your work often goes over-looked? No one understands the value of these more than entrepreneurs.

Carried Interest Debate Cont.: The Death of Sweat Equity?

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The Death of Sweat Equity? And if that person is deserving of capital gains treatment for their sweat equity, then why shouldn’t a VC that agrees to operate under similar terms receive capital gains treatment on any profits produced? The Death of Sweat Equity? Burnhams Beat. About Bill. Archived Posts.

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Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

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Understand where they were in terms of being able to pay or was this equity-only (sweat equity only). And he was still in the process of raising additional capital, so it was equity only. There are cases where I will do equity-only deals. Likely the effective hourly rate as an equity-only CTO Advisor is pretty low.

5 Elements Of Success Every Startup Should Celebrate

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In my experience, both are always required in heavy doses. There are no “can’t fail” shortcuts or “get rich quick” scenarios. Marty Zwilling.

How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

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Below, Lee Hower offers advice for approaching these equity discussions objectively and properly. Capital Investment & Sweat Equity.

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10 Answers That Make Your Startup Plan Investable

Startup Professionals Musings

How big is the funding request, and how much equity will you give? Quantify founder investments, both cash and sweat-equity.

Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

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As a result, one of the trickier things co-founders tackle is determining the equity split amongst the founding group of individuals.

SmartHost of New York Wins the StartupBus 2014 Competition

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Sweat equity is the best startup capital” – Mark Cuban A banner bearing Cuban’s quote hung on the wall at Rackspace’s event center Thursday as it hosted its third annual StartupBus event featuring teams from all over the country and Mexico. San Antonio Rackspace SmartHost StartupBus

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Bootstrap Their Startup

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In fact, most of the rich entrepreneurs you know actively turned away early equity proposals. Image via niaje.com and www.yec.co.

5 Elements of Leadership You Can’t Succeed Without

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You know how to bootstrap a business, build it from nothing, and burn sweat-equity for long hours to push your dreams to reality.

8 Key Questions To Expect In Investor Due Diligence

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Image via LeadChangeGroup.com. You need to know this as a future employee, since it probably gates how long your new job will last. Now you know.

How Entrepreneurs Attract Friends, Family And Fools

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The average amount per startup was $23,000, usually in the form of a convertible loan, rather than an equity investment.

7 Attributes of An Entrepreneur's Startup Dream Team

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There is a common belief in the angel and venture capital community that you put your money on the best team, rather than the best idea.

Mathematical vs. Economic Dilution of Startup Equity: Thinner Slices of an Extra-Large Pizza

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The themes of equity ownership and Board control will converge in my next post, where we’ll discuss clashes at the Board and shareholder level.

How Well Versed Are You In Startup Investor Jargon?

Startup Professionals Musings

Sweat equity. Equity crowdfunding. Unicorn. Prime examples include Uber, Airbnb and Snapchat. Could your startup be the next one?

Bootstrapping Is Much More Fun Than Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Use your equity for key executives and business partners. Bootstrapping doesn’t mean that you don’t share equity.

8 Questions Before You Join Or Invest In A Startup

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Most founders like to talk about their many months or years of sweat-equity , but cash invested is a stronger commitment. Marty Zwilling.

How To Enjoy Your Business Dream As Well As The Work

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience, both are always required in heavy doses. There are no “can’t fail” shortcuts or “get rich quick” scenarios. Marty Zwilling.

5 Leadership Elements That Are Not Always About You

Startup Professionals Musings

You know how to bootstrap a business, build it from nothing, and burn sweat-equity for long hours to push your dreams to reality.

LA techies and City Year bond and beautify Marvin Elementary

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Who City Year Elementary school High tech Jim Jonassen Philanthropy SoleSociety StackSocial Statue of Liberty Sweat equity ThursdayNights United States Volunteer It’s easier for companies to cut checks than to carve time out to volunteer. That’s why ThursdayNights put out an open call to the LA tech community. Fifty [.].

Start-up Funding: Where to Start

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sweat Equity Although easily overlooked, exchanging a share of ownership for someone's contributions is a form of funding.

Building the right founding team

The Equity Kicker

Most commonly that’s done through freelance arrangements and sweat equity deals. Key takeaways. Building the right founding team.

8 Key Questions To Expect In Investor Due Diligence

Startup Professionals Musings

Some founders try to deflect these questions by talking incessantly, so you often need to be calm, patient, and persistent to get the answers.

Validate The Pedigree Of A Startup Before You Jump

Startup Professionals Musings

Most founders like to talk about their many months or years of sweat-equity , but cash invested is a stronger commitment. Marty Zwilling.

These 10 Key Elements Make a Business Plan Fundable

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Quantify existing skin-in-the-game, by insiders and outsiders, including sweat equity and capital. Solution and benefits. Executive team.

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Bootstrap Their Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, most of the rich entrepreneurs you know actively turned away early equity proposals. Of course, every company needs these, in due time.

Milestones That Friends, Family, and Founders Care About Before Investing

Business Plan Blog

Investors at any stage like to see that you have committed personal funds in addition to sweat equity. Business Plan. Market Validation.

These 10 Key Elements Make a Business Plan Fundable

Startup Professionals Musings

Quantify existing skin-in-the-game, by insiders and outsiders, including sweat equity and capital. Solution and benefits. Executive team.

Great Idea. Now, Here's How to Get Money to Make It Real

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This is where sweat equity usually comes in. It''s tough to raise capital with just an idea. Before long, someone says, "We need money!"

10 Entrepreneur Milestones That Make Funding Easy

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors like to see that you have committed personal funds as well as “sweat equity,” and they like to see real progress at this level.