Incentive Stock Options – Equity Compensation at Private Firms

To finish off our Equity blog series, we will take a look at Incentive Stock options (ISOs). Incentive stock options are structured just like non-qualified stock options on the front end, but receive preferential tax treatment if certain conditions are met when an employee exercises the stock options and ultimately sells the stock. [...]

By |2020-07-17T14:09:17+00:00July 17th, 2020|Financial, Startups|0 Comments

Non-Qualifying Stock Options – Equity Compensation at Private Firms

Next in our Equity blog series we will take a look at Non-Qualifying Stock Options (NSOs). Don’t let the name “non-qualifying” confuse you. “Non-qualifying” simply means that this type of stock option does not qualify for special treatment the same way incentive stock options are treated. You can also think about “non-qualifying” stock options [...]

By |2020-07-21T13:43:21+00:00July 17th, 2020|Financial, Startups|0 Comments

Restricted Stock Awards – Equity Compensation at Private Firms

To continue our Equity Compensation blog series, we will now take a look at Restricted Stock Awards (RSAs). A Restricted Stock Award (RSA) is a type of stock compensation plan where a company awards shares of the company’s stock to an employee, usually at the start of the person’s employment with the company. The [...]

By |2020-07-21T13:42:12+00:00July 17th, 2020|Financial, Startups|0 Comments

Restricted Stock Units – Equity Compensation at Private Firms

Private companies often find it difficult to attract and retain key employees. Part of the issue is large, multinational corporations offering more attractive compensation packages which often include various forms of equity compensation such as stock options. While equity in a private company can’t be traded on a public exchange, there are several methods [...]

By |2020-07-21T13:45:44+00:00July 17th, 2020|Financial, Startups|0 Comments

CARES Act Provides COVID-19 Relief for Individuals, Small Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress on Friday, March 27th, offering individuals and businesses $2.2 trillion of financial relief from the financial strain caused by the coronavirus epidemic. To put the United States’ financial downturn into perspective, nearly 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits for [...]

By |2020-04-02T01:02:13+00:00April 1st, 2020|Entrepreneurship, Startups|0 Comments

The Implications and Limitations of the CARES Act on Small Businesses and Startups

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the US governmental agency which has been appointed to oversee part of the $2 trillion stimulus package drafted in response to the SARS-Cov-2 (Coronavirus) pandemic, COVID-19, and the economic crisis it has brought to the country. At the time of writing, there have been more than 787,000 [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:34:54+00:00April 1st, 2020|Entrepreneurship, Startups, Taxes|0 Comments

Organizing Your Business as an LLC

A perfect match for small businesses looking for flexibility and limited liability Are you planning to start a business sometime soon? Maybe you’re a current business owner who started an enterprise sometime in the last 20 years? If you’re a current or soon-to-be small business owner in the United States, chances are [...]

By |2020-02-12T20:41:53+00:00February 12th, 2020|Entrepreneurship, Startups, Taxes|0 Comments

S corporations – The perfect match for a lifestyle business

Starting a business with the goal of “taking it public” or attracting institutional investors is the goal of many entrepreneurs. Bootstrapping a business and trying to grow it as large as possible, with the goal of either staying on as the founder/CEO or eventually selling to another business, is another common goal of entrepreneurs. [...]

By |2020-02-12T20:36:49+00:00February 12th, 2020|Entrepreneurship, Startups, Taxes|0 Comments

C-Corporation, S-Corporation or LLC?

Congratulations! You just started a brand new business. Maybe you’ve been a full-time employee most of your life and finally took the plunge into the wild world of entrepreneurship. Perhaps you’re a professional who decided to open up your own private practice. Or maybe you’re a serial entrepreneur whose job it is to plant [...]

By |2019-12-04T20:54:22+00:00December 4th, 2019|Entrepreneurship, Startups|0 Comments

Churn Rate: What Every Startup Should Know

The goal for every startup should be to acquire a large enough and reliable client or customer base in order to gain revenues and make sustainable profits in the long run. A startup can effectively get new clients through marketing campaigns designed to increase the appeal and the perceptions of the value of their [...]

By |2019-10-02T23:36:40+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Startups|0 Comments
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