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Private Fund Update - April 14, 2014

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - The Administration - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) -...more

Back to Basics – Choosing the Right Entity for Your Business

There are several different options when forming a business entity. Whether starting a new business or reevaluating an existing one, choosing the right entity structure involves several important considerations including...more

Nevada’s New Business Portal Collects $100 Million In State Revenue

A little over a year ago, I wrote about the Nevada Secretary of State’s launch of Silverflume. This innovative internet website aims to be a “one stop” portal that consolidates and coordinates the information needed to start...more

How to Start a Legal Network Marketing Company

It is not easy take for an entrepreneur to decide to start a network marketing company. There are hundreds of bullet points to consider when preparing to launch a MLM company; funding, products, consultants, legalities,...more

What You Need to Know About S Corporations in California

Are you looking to start a new business in California? If so, you may have heard about S corporations. However, contrary to popular belief, an S corporation is not a business structure — it is a tax status. Any standard...more

So You’re Hanging A Shingle, Now What?

Recently, a distraught business owner came to me in desperation. He had identified an area of need in the market and had just the expertise to fill it. An industry insider, he had contacts in place and was ready to hit the...more

Starting a Craft Brewery: Business Tips for the New Entrepreneur

The Craft Brewing Industry is booming in America. According to the Brewers Association, since 2000, the number of craft breweries operating in the U.S. has increased by more than two-thirds. Over 2,500 craft breweries...more

Rollovers as Business Startups: A Guide to Using Retirement Funds to Start a Business

Over the past 10 years, thousands of entrepreneurs have used their existing retirement savings held by a qualified retirement plan or IRA to finance the startup or acquisition of a new business. According to industry experts...more

New Law Will Change the Way Limited Liability Companies Form and Operate

The rules that govern businesses formed as limited liability companies, or LLCs, in California are about to get their first major overhaul in 20 years with a new law that takes effect on Jan. 1. Known as the California...more

Want to Start a Business in the U.S. and Obtain an E-2 Visa? What Does the Marginality Requirement Mean for an E-2 Visa

An E-2 Visa is a Visa that is available for entrepreneurs, investors and business owners who wish to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the operations of a business. The business can be large or small and in order to...more

The Changing Landscape of Seed Stage Financing, Part III: Revisiting the Debt vs. Equity Dilemma

In the third and final installment of this blog post series, we’ll return to last week’s question (Should I sell convertible debt or equity?), and consider the other side of the coin: choosing equity instead of debt. We’ll...more

Should I incorporate in Nevada, Wyoming or Delaware?

I often speak to potential clients who have heard they should incorporate or from an LLC in Nevada because there are “no taxes” or in Delaware “because it’s the best place.” They want to know what I think....more

Do I Need An Entity for My Business? Cont…

As we discussed before, most people end up operating their business through an entity of some sort. However, there are some individuals who do not necessarily need an entity and can operate their business as a sole...more

Strategic Vision for Emerging Companies – Interview with Marty Lorenzo, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney Marty Lorenzo, Member of Mintz Levin's Corporate & Securities Practice, discusses the steps newly formed companies need to take to ensure they are prepared to execute their exit strategy. ...more

It's Your Business News -- August 2013

In This Issue: Making the ‘Right’ Choice; Top Ten Mistakes Businesses Make Regarding Insurance; and You’ve Got the Job, Details Will Follow. Excerpt from Making the ‘Right’ Choice - You have the idea, you...more

Making the ‘Right’ Choice

You have the idea, you have the funds, and you are ready to start your very own business! Now what?! Whether this is the first and only time you will do this or whether you are an established entrepreneur, one of the...more

EB-5 Funding: A Possible Financing Option for Commercial Ventures Undertaken by Colleges and Universities

Universities and colleges seeking to start commercial ventures should consider raising capital through the EB-5 program. If you are a university or college and you are considering building a new student union or a stadium as...more

Description Of The Small Business Investment Company Program Participation By Funds Using Debentures

A Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) is a privately owned and operated company that makes long-term investments in American small businesses and is licensed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA)....more

Business Lending to Female Entrepreneurs on the Rise

A recent article related to female entrepreneurs caught my eye. In connection with National Women’s History Month this past March, Wells Fargo announced its plans to commit to lend a total of $55 billion to U.S. women-owned...more

Venture Perspectives: New England Edition - First Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - Activity Level of New England Transactions: All Rounds - Activity Level of New England Seed Transactions - Activity Level of New England Series A Transactions - Activity Level of New...more

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