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"Private Equity and Angel Investment"

As a new author to entreVIEW, I wanted to write about a topic near and dear to the hearts (and pocketbooks) of entrepreneurs—money! While private capital raising remains tough, there has been a shift to alternative asset...more

FAQ for Entrepreneurs

You’re an entrepreneur and you have a great idea for a new product. Or maybe you’ve already created a product, like an app, and have sold it to several customers. So, when should you talk to a lawyer and what should you ask?...more

Entrepreneurs: 7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Hiring a Lawyer

Have you ever hired a lawyer for your business? Did you know what questions to ask, or how to evaluate whether or not they could deliver what you need?...more

Employment Law and the Entrepreneur

Since I’m new to entreVIEW, I decided to do some homework, make sure that I knew something about being an entrepreneur (and how to spell the word entrepreneur). So in my own entrepreneurial fashion, I researched my market....more

The Start-up Chile visa program: Chile’s gain is our loss

The following opinion piece by Susan Cohen appeared in the December 20, 2013 issue of VentureBeat and is reprinted here with permission. The U.S. market is a magnet for foreign entrepreneurs. Yet the U.S. immigration...more

What is one habit you recommend to all entrepreneurs?

This was the question posed to Seth Godin (marketing guru, author of 17 books and famous for having built a company that was sold to Yahoo!) at a recent meeting I attended with him thanks to z80 labs. What one habit did Seth...more

Hiring/On-boarding Checklist

For entrepreneurs starting a new business, the focus often is on developing the products or services being offered by the business and, maybe, financing for getting (and keeping) the business off the ground. Yet, regardless...more

CRA Considers Tax Treatment Of Crowdfunding

Hot on the heels of the CRA’s recent publication of a “fact sheet” on its views on the tax treatment of Bitcoin currency (which has been in the news recently), the CRA has published two technical interpretations on the tax...more

Crowdfunding Gets an Equity Boost: BB&K's James Harper Examines What the Proposed Rules by The U.S. Securities and Exchange...

Crowdfunding, or crowd-sourced fundraising, allows small businesses and artists without access to traditional bank loans or wealthy private investors to raise money for projects through a large network of contributors who...more

The Entrepreneurs Report Q3 2013

As widely reported, the aggregate dollar volume of venture financings held fairly steady from Q2 2013 to Q3 2013 (see, e.g., Venture Capital Valuation and Trends from PitchBook, Q4 2013). An analysis of transactions in which...more

Legal Resource Guide for Startup Entrepreneurs

In this Guide: - Guide to Starting a Corporation - Venture Capital for High Technology Companies - Angel/Seed Financing Survey – 2012: Internet/Digital Media and Software Industries - Trends in...more

Trademarks 101 PART 5 — Avoiding Mistakes in the Trademark Process by Assessing the Likelihood of Confusion

So, startups and entrepreneurs, you think your trademark situation is totally cool because you conducted a full trademark search, right? Wrong. Well, at least not necessarily…...more

Trademarks 101 PART 4: Avoiding Mistakes–Don’t Ignore Abandoned Applications or Cancelled Registrations

Here’s another mistake startups and entrepreneurs make when it comes to protecting their brand or image: Even if they’re trying to go through the trademark process and conduct searches, many startups and entrepreneurs...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

Trademarks 101: Avoiding Common Mistakes PART 2

In addition to consulting an attorney who specializes in trademark law, startup companies and entrepreneuers can avoid other common mistakes when it comes to safeguarding their brand or image by conducting a proper trademark...more

New Miami In The News: Weekly Recap

This week in New Miami it was all about the entrepreneurs. Several initiatives and organizations are helping to put South Florida’s startups on the map. MDC, Goldman Sachs partner to bring $5 million small business...more

Start-Up Studios – Another Path For Entrepreneurs

One of the most rewarding aspects of practicing corporate law is the opportunity to represent a business from start-up to successful liquidity event. While a business will face challenges throughout this life-cycle, some of...more

JOBS Act Delivers New Opportunities

The recent finalization by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of certain rules necessitated by the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act related to private securities offerings creates a new environment in which a...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

"Do Not Climb Without a Rope": A Necessary Partnership Between Entrepreneurs and Attorneys

In growing a startup, entrepreneurs must choose among a plethora of potential advisors and mentors from various disciplines. Instinctively, many new entrepreneurs turn first to seasoned serial entrepreneurs for advice, but...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

Polsinelli Podcast - Emerging Technology & Startup Companies [Video]

It used to take years to get an idea to market. But these days, the next "big thing" can be launched from your tablet or phone. Today's entrepreneurs have a whole host of business and legal issues to be aware of including...more

Social Entrepreneurship—Too soon?

Many entrepreneurs are intrigued by the new buzzwords sweeping the community –“social entrepreneurship.” Social entrepreneurship seeks to combine the most popular features of for profit entities (namely, eh, profit) with the...more

USCIS Initiative Expands to Better Serve Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Just over a year ago, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) launched its “Entrepreneurs in Residence” (“EIR”) initiative, which brought together business startup pros with USCIS experts to work on...more

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