#Entrepreneur Tip of the Week: Avoid Burnout!

The business took off more more than expected. The business is going much slower than expected. My spouse or a personal issue is making it very stressful to put the time and commitment I need into my business. These are just some of the causes of a common malady afflicting entrepreneurs: just plain exhaustion.  How ...

#Entrepreneur Tip of the Week: Watch out for Burnout!

Too many entrepreneurs, excited and yes stressed about building their business, get hit with the dreaded burnout. What causes it? Amazing success and the incredible burdens that creates (a good problem, I tell my staff, is still a problem) can do it. Failure to achieve what you thought and a bit more of a struggle ...

Entrepreneur’s Tip of the Week: Solo or Partners?

Many entrepreneurs start businesses on their own, and many do so with one or more partners. In some cases multiple folks develop a business idea together and so it is difficult to suggest that some should not be partners.  But other times a new person comes in near, but not at, the beginning. Or a ...

Entrepreneur’s Tip of the Week: Make Employee Retention a Priority

Entrepreneurs are really busy. They are running around finding customers, supply sources, you name it. They may not put on the radar employee morale or retention. This is usually a mistake. Aren’t employees automatically loyal having great respect for the boss? No. Loyalty and respect are not automatic, they are earned. By doing small things ...

Tip of the Week: Self-Filing on Form S-1 vs. Form 10

In lieu of a reverse merger, an attractive option for many companies may be a self-filing, which may be completed through the use of Form S-1 or Form 10. A self-filing is often the best choice if you have more time and sufficient shareholders to qualify for the exchange or platform on which you are ...

Tip of the Week: Share Exchange vs. Reverse Triangular Merger? It Depends

With so much news lately we haven’t had much chance to do some tips of the week! Just a reminder today about a basic decision needing to be made in every reverse merger, namely the structure. The famous reverse triangular merger is very popular. In that, the public shell company drops down a wholly owned subsidiary. ...

Tip of the Week: Examine Going Public Options Carefully

In the brave new world of post-”seasoning” smallcap land, how does a company decide the best way to go public? If one assumes a traditional initial public offering is not available, or undesirable even if so, but a company sees the benefits of being public and can bear the costs of doing so, what is ...

Tip of the Week: Make Sure You Should be Public

I often tell my clients, if you can benefit from being public, and can bear the risks of doing so, you should seriously consider it, regardless of your stage of development. However, in any well formulated decision, it is important to review the pros and cons. There are four well-recognized disadvantages to being public. First, ...

Tip of the Week: Don’t Forget to File Form D Timely

As mentioned below, the SEC’s Regulation D is a safe harbor that allows companies to offer securities privately without the burdens of registration of a public offering as long as the offering meets the requirements of Regulation D. Reg D Rule 503 requires a notice filing be made with the SEC on Form D whenever ...

Tip of the Week: Shells – The Clean, the Dirty and the Messy 3

The ideal shell is one that is squeaky clean: well-kept, organized and current records, with no history of unsavory behavior. These are not always easy to find. Form 10 shells are formed as blank check companies solely for the purpose of a reverse merger and generally are much less likely to raise these concerns. In ...