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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.
This article provides several looks at simple depreciation, including one entrepreneur's example.
This tool will help you develop and practice giving a compelling venture presentation.
Use this criteria to evaluate prerequisites for an SSL VPN, which is used to provide authorized and secure access for end users to an organization's Web, client/serve, and file sharing resources.
This author recommends that an entrepreneur include remote network access as part of a company's disaster recovery plan. Secure, remote access allows associates access to key data and applications on the network via an Internet connection.
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.
This tool was designed to assist an entrepreneur who set up a bonus system that keyed off the company's EBITDA. By having a bonus program tied to EBITDA, top team members were forced to think like an owner thinks about expenses, opportunities, and investment.
The U.S. Congress enacted IRC Section 409A in the midst of corporate scandals that saw highly-paid executives receive deferred compensation payments while other employees lost their retirement savings. Public and private companies must comply for deferred compensation to keep preferential tax treatment status. This article outlines the risks of not complying and what compensation is involved.
Numerous factors affect how angels value a company. Primary are the strength of the management team and the size of the opportunity, or a company's potential to scale. Accompanying this article is a valuation worksheet that entrepreneurs can use to better understand what investors look for and to identify factors that can justify higher pre-money valuations. Investors will find it useful to compare companies and determine whether valuation should be higher or lower.
Just as with hiring internal managers and staff, using external support requires careful planning and selection. Before you select a consultant or contractor, determine your budget, scope of work, timeline, measures for success, and other resources available to support the people who will do the work. Use this worksheet to help you think through important issues and to guide you in the selection process.
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