201410.26
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Immigration Concerns for Foreign Entrepreneurs

When becoming involved with a startup in the US, foreign entrepreneurs often face an additional layer of legal issues involving immigration.  Quite frequently, I get asked questions relating to how investing in or working for a US company affects immigration status.  The short answer is that mere ownership of a US company should not be problematic, while employment or…

201410.26
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12 Tips to Attract Angel Investors

This is the first post in a series of blog entries designed to explain the funding process in different stages for the typical startup company.  This post focuses on financing at the beginning – angel  investments. So you have an idea.  An idea that will obviously change the world and make you a trillion dollars.  There’s…

201410.26
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Protecting Your Property: Limited Liability Considerations

Running a business can be risky.  Even with the best intentions, unexpected liabilities may arise which can be detrimental to a business, its owners, and its management.  Fortunately, with insurance and proper business planning, such liabilities can often be contained, minimized, and often eliminated. Whether or not a company should or must carry insurance depends…

201410.21
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Proper Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements

Non-disclosure agreements (commonly referred to as “NDAs”) are very common in today’s business environment, as protecting company secrets and confidential information are often vital in maintaining competitive advantages. Whether these agreements are intended to protect customer lists, secret formulas, future expansion plans, or other valuable information of a company, NDAs are often incredibly important, and…