Shared from PartnerSimple.com: Private equity financing is booming again after years of sitting on the sidelines. So, what are some things you should know before doing the deal? Pick your investor based on your long-term goals It is important to understand what your exit strategy…

Choosing a business partner is similar to selecting the right spouse. As in marriage, successful business teams generally know they should seek good interpersonal fit and shared cultural values in their team. But business requires (and allows) a few additional things as well. Unlike most…

Invest Georgia Exemption  Though the pool of potential investors who might take advantage of the Invest Georgia Exemption is limited to those domiciled within state borders, the Exemption, currently in place in Georgia, is far more permissive than the JOBS Act as an equity crowdfunding…

Crowdfunding 101 The concept of raising large amounts of money for popular causes through small dollar-value subscriptions is almost as old as the U.S. itself. Crowdfunding using Internet platforms currently is limited to two basic types: donation or reward-based. Through forums such as Kickstarter, modern…

Much has been written about the potential of new, equity crowdfunding in the United States to double the impressive amounts already raised by businesses this year using existing platforms for donation or reward-based crowdfunding. Strictures in U.S. federal laws, until now, prevented American small businesses…

Recently, I read an article at Entrepreneur.com called, “3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs.” The article was written by an attorney now working for LegalZoom. As we might expect, it focused on the form agreements one would need when starting a business with the author…

In a recent article in the ABA Journal, law firm consultant Bruce MacEwen opines that attorneys in major law firms can never be entrepreneurial. “Lawyers’ desire for current income is ‘totally incompatible with being an entrepreneur,’ Mac Ewen says. ‘If really you’re going to be…

No matter whether you are a limited partner, a member of a limited liability company, or a shareholder in a small corporation, breaking up is hard to do.  When it comes time to split from your soon-to-be ex-business partners, however, the following are a few…