Due to the inherent risk associated with investing in startups, investors need to take extra steps when injecting funds into a young company. When done properly, it can provide a meaningful investment, especially if the company is a unicorn like Uber, Amazon or Google. While...

Too often business owners don’t start to consider the value of their company until they want to sell. A mad dash to make a venture look as attractive as possible will never be as effective as a long-term strategy. Here are several tried-and-true practices entrepreneurs...

Whether purchasing or selling a business, it is important to understand the common techniques used to determine the value of a company. This will allow an entrepreneur to achieve a better price for their business, or help an investor find a reasonable deal. An objective,...

There are several paths that lead to entrepreneurship, and one such path is purchasing an existing business. However, before embarking on this path, a thorough examination is necessary to avoid falling into a bad purchase. Knowing where hidden complications may lie can give an entrepreneur...

Entrepreneurs eager to launch their startup should take advantage of today’s low interest rates to entice venture capitalists to fund their ideas with the current “cheap money.” The economic climate is creating an environment for high-net-worth investors to invest in companies before interest rates rise....

A contract is the foundation for any business agreement, and you should always have a legal professional review it to ensure you are protected. Unfortunately, breaches happens quite often and results in many court cases. So, what do you need to know if a contract...

Starting a business can be scary and intimidating. Business owners fear the high and unforeseen costs associated with consulting an attorney.  As a result, they avoid seeking legal advice until it is too late to avoid simple business mistakes.  By the time many of our...

Acquiring a membership with a local business council, or Chamber of Commerce, provides a variety of benefits: connections, relevant learning opportunities and a platform for your voice. Being involved with organizations such as these, can provide your business with many lucrative opportunities. Building Connections Networking and building...