Monthly Archives: September 2011

12 Reasons For A Startup Not To Be An LLC

Very seldom in our lives do we need to make 4,000 decisions in rapid succession. Welcome to the life of the owner of a startup. As decisions are made, founders often find themselves asking, “Can this seemingly mundane decision later … Continue reading

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DOR: Raiding the Seat Cushions

By Garry Fujita Just like every state and municipality in the nation, Washington State is struggling to shore up what seems to be a dwindling revenue stream due to lower property values, fewer business transactions, fewer working people paying taxes, … Continue reading

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Compare Your Term Sheet Using The Greenline Legal Term Sheet Comparison Tool

Davis Wright Tremaine, StartupLawBlog and Greenline Legal have teamed up to make a powerful tool available to the startup community. It allows you to compare the provisions of your term sheet side-by-side to a number of widely recognized standards. The assessment … Continue reading

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The First Rule Of Negotiation – Understand The Standards

You’ve just received a term sheet for your seed round. It looks pretty good, the investor seems honest and as a startup, you really, really need the funding. But how do you understand the sort of deal you’re getting? Entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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New Ideas for Social Impact

You are a bright, socially aware individual who sees that there are many things in society that need changing, but recognize that you need to also make a living. You also have a great idea to help people or you … Continue reading

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