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Founders’ Friday: Top Things to Know as a Blockchain Founder

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Smart Contracts…all of these surely make the ears of eager founders perk up.  Rightfully so, as Blockchain Technology has been considered the next big thing, destined to revolutionize the Internet and how transactions occur.  Opportunities abound, including in stock market trades or other financial transactions, including lending, land registry, smart contracts, […]

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Founders’ Friday: Top Things to Know as a SaaS Founder

The definition of a founder is “one that founds or establishes.”  Extrapolating from there, a SaaS founder is one that founds or establishes a software delivery model in which software is provided on a subscription basis and centrally hosted.  In simpler terms, it is any founder running a business that involves software as a service […]

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Founders’ Friday: How to Prioritize Legal Spend

As you launch your start-up, there are so many things competing for your limited dollars.  Whether it is marketing and advertising (e.g. Facebook Ads), website design (including mobile), product development or employee/independent contractor costs, every penny counts.  So how are you supposed to set your legal budget and prioritize your legal spend?  This is particularly […]

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Founders’ Friday: You’ve exited, time for some Fun(d)!

Congratulations! You successfully exited your startup. You are loaded with cash (hopefully) and already contemplating the next venture to sink your teeth into. You’ve likely asked yourself, what should I do now? Retire to a beach and live the rest of your life drinking coconut water out of actual coconuts and having fun? No, you […]

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Founders’ Friday: Is my Business Legal?

Is my business legal?  This is a question I get all of the time, both at the idea/infancy stage of a business as well as later on as a business iterates over time by offering new products or services.  So, let me give you the quick answer: It Depends.  No, that is not a cop […]

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Founders’ Friday: Should You Bootstrap or Finance Your Startup?

Before digging deeper, let’s start with a question: what do a self-made millionaire and a venture-backed millionaire have in common?  Yes, that’s right, so with that in mind, now we can discuss the fact that you have a great new business idea and are ready to make your idea a reality. You will undoubtedly be […]

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Founders’ Friday: Legal Agreements Preserve and Protect Your Growing Business

Any Founder, especially a repeat-Founder, will tell you that the proverb of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies to legal agreements.  As a start-up business owner you will need several critical written agreements to assist in securing and growing your business. Unless you go it alone without any legal assistance, […]

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Founders’ Friday: Owning IP Increases Business Value

Don’t just think about IP ownership in a vacuum.  Think about IP from a business perspective, or, perhaps, as Puff Daddy said best: “It’s all about the Benjamins baby!” Once Founders have made the decision to protect their business’ Intellectual Property (“IP”), whether it be in the form of a trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret, […]

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Founders’ Friday: What’s Your Big Idea?

In addition to spending time creating business plans, marketing plans, and succession plans, founders should make sure that they are developing a sound plan for handling their company’s intellectual property (aka your big idea).  The reality is that every startup began with an idea.  Existing businesses typically come up with new ideas as well.  Regardless […]

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Founders’ Friday: Choice of Business Entity

It is a question we get all the time. What kind of business entity should I use for my new company? To answer, we must first highlight the different business entities founders can select for starting their new business and then outline some important questions to ask when choosing the right entity. There are four […]

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