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Taking Stock in Main Street: The Importance of Small Business

Small businesses make up 99.9% of all businesses and employ millions of Americans. Learn more about the importance of small business investing.

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Successful Startups are ‘Investable’ Startups: Must-Have Traits and Helpful Practices

A good idea is not enough to attract investors. Does your startup have these 4 traits that successful and “investable” startups all share?

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Is the Private Market Defeating the Public Market?

Regulatory changes and the burdens of public finance have led IPOs to lose value. Now, companies and investors are finding value in the private market. 

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Are You Smarter Than a High School Dropout? Revising the Accredited Investor Definition

The SEC is considering wider access to private offerings. Does net worth equate to financial literacy, or should the accredited investor definition change?

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Worried About Stock Market Volatility? Don’t Panic, Say Experts

Stock market volatility and talk of a payroll tax cut have sparked fear of recession. Should you shed shares or keep playing the long game?

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Let Crowdfunding Fundamentals Be Your Guide

Knowing your crowdfunding fundamentals can help you decipher which crowds you want to “follow” with an investment and which are better left alone.

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The Ins and Outs of a Venture Capital Investment

Learn about the three most important aspects of a venture capital deal: liquidation rights, management participation and control, and exit rights.

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Using Free Cash Flow vs. EBITDA to Determine Return on Investment

The return on your investment depends on how your investment is structured and is not necessarily the same as the performance of the company. How’s an investor to measure?

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When Should a Seller Sign a Letter of Intent?

A letter of intent is used in the purchase and sale of a business to set forth the framework for the negotiation of definitive transaction documents and closing of a transaction. Normally, a letter of intent does not create a binding contractual obligation to purchase or sell the business. However, a non-binding letter of intent […]

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What are Private Placements?

What is a private placement? Read Financial Poise’s guide to private placement types, rules and private placement memorandums.

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