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Articles tagged: Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship

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IRC Tax Section 280E Update and Potential Tax “Loophole” for Cannabis Companies

Cannabis companies have felt the weight of IRC tax section 280E for a long time, but changes to the tax code may allow them to deduct from taxable income.

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Lessons from Shark Tank: Is Reality TV Investing the Real Deal?

Pitching to investors is nothing like it looks on reality tv, but entrepreneurs and investors can still learn lessons from Shark Tank theatrics.

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3 Ways Startup CEOs Can Develop a Better Investor Relationship

Investors play a large role in company success. Develop your investor relationship with more transparent and proactive communication using these 3 tips.

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3 Categories of Startup Growth Potential

There are three categories of startup growth: lifestyle, middle market and high-growth. Growth potential is the key for investors seeking high ROI.

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Outcome-Driven Development: Switching from Minimum Viable Product to Minimum Viable Outcome

Learn how to resonate more with your customer’s needs by shifting away from a minimum viable product model to one that centers around outcomes.

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Why Business Crowdfunding is About Brand, Not Product

A crowdfunding campaign promises a product, but business crowdfunding or crowd finance promises investors a trusted brand and ROI.

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How to Get Venture Capital Funding

Position your company to get funding through VC investments with these steps for creating a financial model for potential investors.

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Startup Business Tips from Industry Leaders

Have a business idea but not sure where to start? The experts at Financial Poise have compiled start-up business tips from industry leaders.

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Cannabis Companies and the Marijuana Tax: It’s Not Easy Being Green

Cannabis companies are overwhelmed by taxation and restrictions on their expense deductions via Section 208E, but new legislature may ease the pressure.

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6 Important Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

A long or hyperbolic business plan can turn off investors quickly. Eliminate red flags with these six important business plan tips. 

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