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November 22, 2020
What Is SEC Rule 144?

Maintaining a clean, paper trail of securities transactions is a prevailing issue for many companies. At the nexus of this is SEC Rule 144, which stipulates that certain conditions must be met in order for the sale of securities to take place. The effective tracking of securities is vital for private companies seeking to enter […]

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November 8, 2020
What is an Option Pool?

What Is an Option Pool? An option pool consists of shares of stock reserved for employees of a private company. The option pool is a way of attracting talented employees to a startup company - if the employees help the company do well enough to go public, they will be compensated with stock. Employees who get into the […]

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November 6, 2020
What is a Corporate Entity?

A corporate entity is a business structure formed specifically to perform activities, such as running an enterprise or holding assets. Although it may be comprised of individual directors, officers, and shareholders, a corporation is a legal entity in and of itself. Generally speaking, there are three general forms of legal entities through which business can be conducted: […]

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October 30, 2020
What Is A Cap Table?

A “Cap Table” (short for “Capitalization Table) is a document, typically in the form of a spreadsheet or table, that offers a snapshot of a company’s equity capitalization and total market value. While commonly used by startups and early-stage businesses, cap tables have utility for all types of companies. In the case of a new […]

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October 28, 2020
What Are Corporate Bylaws and LLC Operating Documents?

Corporate bylaws are a vital element of a newly formed company, providing key rules and regulations for operational effectiveness. They aredrawn up and codified by the board of directors when a corporation is being formed. This document helps to ensure that a business runs consistently from its inception. Bylaws thus become the critical document to […]

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October 21, 2020
What are Articles of Incorporation?

Articles of Incorporation provide the basic legal framework by which a company operates in a particular state or jurisdiction. Considered a public record, it codifies key business activities, owner names, and stock information for the company. For an LLC, this document is referred to as an “operating agreement.”It describes the operational activities for the company […]

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October 19, 2020
Tips on How to Successfully Raise Capital

How to successfully Raise Capital Are you finally at the point where you need to develop a better process to raise capital? Every successful task requires a good process. The more difficult and time consuming a task the more essential an effective process becomes. When it comes to raising capital, this can translate to whether […]

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October 1, 2020
The Equa Data Room: What You Need To Know

Data rooms are cloud applications that facilitate the secure storage and sharing of confidential information, including business documents. These virtual constellations are now the norm and are rapidly replacing the need for actual physical documentation. Properly administered, these systems represent an additional layer of security for business documents. They can also reduce friction when it […]

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September 15, 2020
Seven of the Most Common Pitfalls of Startup Entrepreneurs

Launching a new business? Putting in long hours? Congratulations. Now for the not so good news: You’re likely going to have a few bumps and hurdles along the way. As an entrepreneur the possibilities for errors are endless: Like failing to file important compliance documents. Or overlooking an important tax filing deadline. How about blowing […]

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