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Sample Term Sheet -- Series A
4/27/2007
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This sample term sheet for a Series A round of financing details the major points of a hypothetical investment deal for a first-round ?Series A Convertible Preferred Stock? financing.

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Sample Term Sheet -- Series B
4/27/2007
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This is a sample term sheet for a Series B round of financing.

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Six Legal Forms of Business
4/27/2007
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When identifying an appropriate legal form of business, most often entrepreneurs consider these factors—control, taxes, liability, transferability of ownership, longevity of the business, and raising capital. The key is to identify the legal structure that best meets your needs and the needs of your business.

In an ideal world, you would select a legal form of business, understanding every legal and tax implication. The reality is that you must rely on the advice of attorneys and accountants to help you make this decision. They can anticipate your concerns based on their experience and on information you provide. Still, the legal structure of the business is your decision to make and live with.

The six legal forms of doing business are:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Corporation
  • S corporation
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Nonprofit


This article will delve deeper into the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of each structure.


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Start-Up Business Plan Checklist
4/27/2007
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This tool will help you identify areas in your start up business plan that need additional atttention before it is complete.

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SWOT Analysis Worksheet
4/1/2007
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A SWOT analysis helps identify Strengths and Weaknesses and examine the Opportunities and Threats you or your competitors may face. This tools helps you learn more about your competition gain greater insight into the market.

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Term Sheets from the Entrepreneur's Perspective
4/27/2007
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This article provides detailed explanations of terms proposed in investor term sheets and the effects of these terms on the entrepreneur.

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Understanding Depreciation
4/27/2007
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This article provides several looks at simple depreciation, including one entrepreneur's example.

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Venture Presentation Worksheet
4/27/2007
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This tool will help you develop and practice giving a compelling venture presentation.

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Sample Compensation Philosophy
6/1/2007
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As you are determining the right executive compensation program, you might find this tool helpful in establishing and communicating an overall compensation philosophy for your company.

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Sample Executive Employment Agreement
6/1/2007
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This document is a sample executive employment agreement covering base salary, incentive bonus, equity incentives, benefits, termination, restrictive covenants, intellectual property, and more.

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