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private company board strategies

Effective Private Company Board Strategies Drive Goals to Completion

Private Company Board Strategies Create Advantage Strategy has been defined as the art of finding an unfair competitive advantage in the marketplace. It is implemented through defined objectives, strategies and tactics. Whether public or private, driving strategy is how boards create value. Public companies tend to have well-staffed strategy groups, of which M&A is one […]

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Thought Leadership Opportunities: Don't Pay to Give Yourself Away

Thought Leadership Opportunities: Don’t Pay to Give Yourself Away

Thought leadership opportunities abound, but not all are going to get you where you want to go. Read this tale of one attorney’s “opportunity for success”.

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Justin Timberlake Investments Go Bai, Bai, Bai and Stay N'Sync

Justin Timberlake Investments Go Bai, Bai, Bai and Stay N’Sync

Bai, Bai, Bai Former N’Sync front man and Mickey Mouse Club kid, pop superstar Justin Timberlake is now making a name for himself in the business world. Earlier this year, Timberlake starred in a Superbowl commercial for Bai beverages. Not only is he using his famous face to endorse the product, but he was also […]

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Hey Business Owner, Are You Making these Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes?

Why Social Media Marketing? Originally seen as a fad, social media marketing is now an integral component of 21st century business. Is your business on board? You need to look no further than America’s most successful companies and social media itself for proof. You’ll be hard pressed to find a Fortune 500 company that is […]

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succession planning, succession planning process

When it comes to Succession Planning: Plan “B” Is Always Plan “A”

Learn from our succession planning and business leadership experts about the right (and wrong) ways to approach succession planning.

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More Venting About the ‘Democratizing’ of Investing

More Venting About the ‘Democratizing’ of Investing

I believe, in fact, that someone heavily invested in the public equity markets (whether directly through stocks or through stock mutual funds) and other widely traded or held asset classes may be irresponsible for not investing in startups. This is because the concept of diversification is commonly misunderstood to mean that as long as you invest in a broad array of stocks you will be well diversified.

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A lock on a door, symbolizing the simple agreement for future equity for seed-stage startups

SAFE: Simple Agreement for Future Equity

Y Combinator, a well-known tech accelerator, created the SAFE (simple agreement for future equity) in 2013, and uses it to fund most of the seed-stage startups that participate in its three-month development sessions. With an emphasis on simple, this new equity security works for seed-stage startups.

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A Few Minutes With … Josh Maher, Investor and Author of Startup Wealth 

Josh Maher is the president of Seattle Angel, a not-for-profit organization focused on strengthening the startup capital market in the Pacific Northwest. Maher is a Seattle-based investor and consultant with nearly 20 years of experience building and investing in new-technology businesses. He is the author of the bestselling book “STARTUP WEALTH: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups,

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Crowdfunding Company Offers Variable Returns Topping at 10%

In Episode 62 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, host Chris Cahill chats with Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director of HighQuest Partners, who advises major strategic and financial investors operating and investing globally across the food, biotech and bioenergy value chains.

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iDisclose Generates 80%-Final-Draft PPM for Under $5,000

iDisclose is a new web-based, do-it-yourself, automated PPM generator that is much more than a mere template. iDisclose operates much as TurboTax does: The way you answer one question opens up a customized set of drill-down follow-up questions, so the entire document is granularly customized for each issuer. It works for a range of securities, including preferred and common stock as well as convertible debt.

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