Big Boy Expenses for Entrepreneurs

While the stereotypical tech startup entrepreneur is 23 years old, single and has no children, the reality is that many tech startup entrepreneurs are married and/or have children. Don’t avoid “big boy” expenses just because you are bootstrapping. That is, make sure you have (or at least look into obtaining)

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The $10,000 Sentence

You’re in a startup and everything is scarce including capital. Thus, when you encounter a legal issue (like incorporation) you conduct a cost-benefit analysis of hiring a startup lawyer. I understand the need to ensure you are getting value for the small amount of capital you start with — I

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November Rain

Axl Rose began working on November Rain in 1983 — a full 8 years before it was released by Guns N’ Roses. Axl came up with a piano-only version of the song early, but by the time 1991 rolled around November Rain was a full-blown hair metal power ballad. Axl

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If I Launched a Startup

Here’s what I’d do in the beginning: Incorporation (1) Entity Choice: Corporation or Corporation (2) State of Incorporation: Delaware (3) Authorized Shares in Charter: 10,000,000 Shares (4) Type of Shares: Common Stock (5) Par Value of Common: $0.0001 (6) Initial Founders Issuance: 8,000,000 Shares (7) Founders Equity Split: Depends on

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It Is Not Your Baby Anymore

Many entrepreneurs treat their startup like their baby. And rightfully so. The entrepreneur has likely shed blood, sweat, tears, and some cash on the startup, therefore the entrepreneur wants to keep the startup in its grasp and control at all times. But once you issue equity in exchange for services

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White-Label Mobile App Users: Who Owns Them?

As mobile applications continue to gain popularity, more white-label mobile app deals are popping up. And while both the startup and the large company will certainly contract with respect to intellectual property asset ownership, an asset that may be overlooked is the ownership of the white-label mobile app’s users. Worst-case

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Oppose Colorado HB 1192

Why don’t federal, state and local governments make it easier for startups to launch, grow and thrive? Colorado’s governor is proposing fast-tracking a software tax to be effective March 1. I realize these various governments need to raise tax revenue. But they end up with asinine and short-sighted “solutions” to

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