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How well do angel investments perform?
by Kenneth Obel Wed, Jun 07, 2017 6:51:00 PM
goodcounsel represents a wide range of startups, many of which have raised capital from angel investors. How do these investments perform? It is difficult for us to generalize from
Wed, Jun 07, 2017 6:51:00 PM
Service for Equity Formula
by Tim Berry Tue, May 30, 2017 4:36:00 PM
Say you are a service provider – consultant, designer, coder – and somebody offers you startup equity in exchange for professional service. I pondered this question
Tue, May 30, 2017 4:36:00 PM
What Do Business Plan Financials Look Like
by Tim Berry Tue, May 23, 2017 5:45:00 PM
People often ask: What do business plan financials look like? You can get away with a sales forecast, spending budget, and cash flow plan. That’s enough for
Tue, May 23, 2017 5:45:00 PM
Are There Statistics on Inaccurate Forecasts?
by Tim Berry Mon, May 15, 2017 8:34:00 PM
How often do forecasts fail? How many business forecasts are accurate? Are there statistics on inaccurate forecasts? It’s a good question. It relates nicely to my
Mon, May 15, 2017 8:34:00 PM
Convertible notes versus equity debate – my simple take
by Kenneth Obel Tue, May 09, 2017 7:52:00 PM
Fred Wilson (always worth reading) has once again posted some views in the (perhaps a bit tired) debate about whether entrepreneurs should raise seed financing using convertible notes
Tue, May 09, 2017 7:52:00 PM
Lean Startup Conference Comes to New York & London
by Melissa Z. Moore Mon, Apr 03, 2017 8:21:00 PM
Guest post by Melissa Moore & Jennifer Maerz of Lean Startup Co. Over the last eight years, we’ve learned that our Lean Startup community members are
Mon, Apr 03, 2017 8:21:00 PM
I've been working in the software industry for over 25 years. Pretty much my entire professional career (if you don't count that stint as a night
Tue, Mar 07, 2017 3:02:00 PM
Announcing my next book, The Startup Way
by Melissa Z. Moore Mon, Feb 27, 2017 6:09:00 PM
In the five years since I published The Lean Startup, I've worked with organizations of varieties and sizes I never imagined would be interested in the
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 6:09:00 PM
Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Developments
by Ken Laino Tue, Dec 13, 2016 2:47:00 PM
During 2016, Ohio continued to stand out as one of the best asset protection jurisdictions in the country.  I have noticed that more people are becoming
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 2:47:00 PM
Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLCs
by Ken Laino Tue, Nov 29, 2016 8:23:00 PM
Ohio amended its limited liability company statute earlier this year.  As I explained in prior posts on June 16 and July 15, 2016, the amendments strengthened
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 8:23:00 PM