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Convertible Debt Tax Issues For Startups

An introduction to the federal income tax issues associated with conversion features. By Dan Wright Many start-up companies use convertible debt as a way to attract short-term investment. Convertible debt has appeal to investors because it can provide enhanced risk protection, … Continue reading

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The Social Purpose Corporation

By John Reed and Ame Wellman Lewis With increasing frequency, companies are seeking to build social values into corporate identities. Starting June 7, 2012, Washington State will recognize “social purpose corporations,” a new form of for-profit corporation. While the primary … Continue reading

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Secondary Market Indicators

Are Secondary Markets Accurate Indicators of Market Value?  Part 1 of 2 Guest Post By Neil Beaton This article is the first of two that explore a fairly new, but expanding, phenomena in the pricing of privately-held securities: secondary market … Continue reading

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Startup Asia: A Conversation with Author Rebecca A. Fannin

Asia’s innovation hot spots are fast emerging as first-choice destinations for bright, young entrepreneurs as the Silicon Dragon entrepreneurial revolution moves beyond China into new frontier markets. Throughout Asia, technology hubs are forming to rival the original Silicon Valley.

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Don’t “Defer” Compensation

By Joe Wallin Many times I have seen the following happen: a company is running out of money. In order to keep going, the team is going to have to take pay cuts. The Founder & CEO tells the team–”We’ll … Continue reading

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