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Do You Own Your Website?

Most–if not all–entrepreneurs know that their website plays a vital role in the marketing and branding of their startup company. But do most entrepreneurs understand what they are really paying for when they hire someone to design and/or host their website? (OK, if you are a tech startup you can skip to my next post.)

Venture Capital: here today, gone tomorrow?

The tech staff at FORTUNE recently published a blog article about the long-term prospects of the venture capital industry. Indeed, the venture capital industry is currently facing pressures (potential higher taxes on gains, competition from angel investors because of startup’s reduced capital needs, etc.). But these headwinds are temporary obstacles rather than the beginning of […]

The Startup Lawyer 2.0

As you can see, I refurbished The Startup Lawyer blog. I hope you find it both visually pleasing and easier to access content. There are still a few minor formatting kinks to work out in the next few days, such as the “sidenotes” section and newsletter function. I will also be adding a “Links” page. […]

How Well Do You Know Your Business Partner?

“Not to trust another human until he’s checked out by every kind of background check you can check.” That’s the lesson one entrepreneur unfortunately learned after a business partner mismanaged their ventures’ funds. His partner’s mismanagement had catastrophic consequences for their companies and employees. Does this mean you should hire a private investigator? Well, that’s […]

What is a Leveraged Buyout?

A leveraged buyout (“LBO”) is a strategy where someone acquires an existing company using a significant amount of borrowed funds. Typically, the assets of the company being purchased are used as collateral for the borrowed funds. This allows someone to acquire a company without having to outlay a lot of personal or business capital. Then, […]