A few months ago, I was on a conference call with opposing counsel to negotiate a client’s deal. Things got a little heated (the only time I’ve ever experienced a hostile communication with another attorney) and eventually I got hung up on. I was about to call the attorney back
Think back to the last time you wrote a business plan for a startup. Do you recall your estimated expense for legal fees? $1,000? $10,000? $0? How much to spend on legal fees is a common issue for startup companies with more than one correct answer. However, there are a
A frequent issue entrepreneurs, myself included, deal with is having to handle negative situations with due care and class so as to not erode startup company goodwill, not to mention other business tangibles and intangibles. You can create goodwill for your startup company many ways. And most are fairly obvious.
Many entrepreneurs worry that someone, whether a potential partner, a VC, or a boogeyman will steal their startup idea. If you are worried about having your startup idea “jacked,” I recommend you take a deep breath and relax a bit–your startup idea isn’t worth that much. Paul Graham, in an
As the economic downturn begins to spread from sub-prime borrowing to the current credit contraction (and I’m not ready to say the R-word yet), it seems unlikely that startups will be immune from an economic storm that may be felt internationally and across various asset classes. Fortunately, advances in technology
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