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Are you a startup trying to raise money, but have a real aversion to debt instruments?  Or maybe an investor who doesn’t want your original cash back under any circumstances?  If so, then Y Combinator, the highly regarded seed accelerator whose stable of startup thoroughbreds...

The issue of misclassifying employees as independent contractors has been simmering for a while now.  Startups and established companies alike have had to take a hard look at their employment structures in light of recent high-profile litigation (*cough* Uber *cough*) and the U.S. Department of...

In the last twenty years, business owners and the attorneys who love them have both touted the limited liability company (LLC) entity as a flexible, tax-advantageous alternative to the traditional corporate model, and criticized it as an anemic younger sibling of the once and future...

Co authored by Attorney Joe Boucher In the first part of this post, we suggested that entrepreneurs look outside their own tightly-knit circles of founders and co-strugglers to include outside advisors in the startup process.  To recap, Part 1 contained the œWhy: outsiders bring experience, fresh perspective...

Lacking any hard data, it seems safe to assume based on anecdotal evidence that the number of CEOs, Presidents, Directors, Imaginarium Attendants, etc. under the age of 30 has increased significantly since the 20th century.  Entrepreneurs’ inclination to create “ and, in turn, own and control...

Small businesses are cash-powered locomotives; without enough working capital, startups are doomed before they even begin.  Although venture capitalists, angel investors and institutional lenders make it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to find and get money, nearly every business faces a steep ramp-up period between...

The question of how to protect intellectual property (œIP if you’re hip) can make even the most confident business owners break out in a cold sweat.  But IP is the lifeblood of startups and established businesses alike, and understanding and managing the rights associated with...