Financial Poise Webinars
Practical and entertaining education for business owners and executives, Accredited Investors, and their legal and financial advisors.

THE START-UP / SMALL BUSINESS ADVISOR 2019


What Every Founder/Entrepreneur Must Know

Premiere Date: 04/16/2019 3:00pm

What Every Entrepreneur Must Know

Congratulations.  You are a founder of a company and you have just been given an hour to ask several experts anything you want about the subject. Some questions will certainly focus on IP, since intellectual property is so important to so many businesses.  Some questions will touch on outsourcing- perhaps of manufacturing, perhaps of certain other functions. Formation, capital raising, and HR are also fair game. And since the panel includes two attorneys, you can be sure that the conversation will cover both the business and legal aspects of the various topics discussed.  


HR-101: Finding, Negotiating With & Retaining Potential Hires

Premiere Date: 03/19/2019 3:00pm

HR101: Finding, Negotiating With and Retaining Potential Hires

How does a company identify and attract talented individuals?  What about recruiting and hiring? Training? Retention? Dealing with problem employees?  These issues, of course, are not unique to startups, but do experience them somewhat differently than more mature companies.

This webinar focuses on talent acquisition and management in a startup environment, including how to negotiate employment or consulting agreements, granting options, and related agreements with potential hires. Appropriate for founders and their counsel alike, this webinar covers common legal pitfalls and how to avoid them.


Raising Capital – Negotiating with Potential Investors

Premiere Date: 02/19/2019 3:00pm

Raising Capital: Negotiating with Potential Investors

Every business needs capital (cash) to fund its activities. But not all capital is created equal. At the most macro level, a business can raise cash by selling equity or by borrowing  (and these alternatives are not by any means mutually exclusive).

This webinar explains the different types of capital available to fund a startup; how to identify potential funding sources; how to evaluate competing funding proposals; and how to negotiate financing terms.

This webinar is delivered in Plain English, understandable to you even if you do not have a background in the subject. It brings you into an engaging, even sometimes humorous, conversation designed to entertain as it teaches. And, it is specifically designed to be viewed as a stand-alone webinar, meaning that you do not have to view the other webinars in the series to get a lot out of it.

 


The Very Basics – Forming the Business

Premiere Date: 01/22/2019 3:00pm

The Very Basics of Forming the Business

So, you are an entrepreneur and want to start your own business (or you are an attorney, accountant, or other professional advisor working with one).  One of the first decisions required is to choose a legal structure for the business. What factors should be taken into consideration prior to selecting a legal structure?  Does a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company or corporation (C- or S-corp) make the most sense? This webinar focuses on business formation and the pros and cons to the different legal structures, and includes tips on how to keep one’s personal assets safe from the claims of future creditors of the business.

This webinar is delivered in Plain English, understandable to you even if you do not have a background in the subject. It brings you into an engaging, even sometimes humorous, conversation designed to entertain as it teaches. And, it is specifically designed to be viewed as a stand-alone webinar, meaning that you do not have to view the other webinars in the series to get a lot out of it.