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Over the last twenty years or so, the limited liability company (“LLC”) has become a popular entity choice as a business entity. An LLC offers a great deal of flexibility in how it is structured and operates, including the ability for its owners to decide to be classified as a partnership, S corporation, C corporation or, if there is only one owner, to be disregarded as an entity for federal income tax purposes. Notwithstanding the great deal of flexibility afforded to LLCs, the federal tax rules do not permit a person to be treated as both an owner and an employee of a LLC that is treated as a partnership or a disregarded entity. As a result, owners of these types LLCs who are employees of the LLC should be aware of how both their salary and income are treated for federal income tax purposes.
The U.S. and worldwide entrepreneur community had been looking forward to July 17th with great anticipation. This was supposed to be the effective date of the new International Entrepreneur Parole immigration regulation. This refreshing and innovative immigration option for foreign entrepreneurs would solve an enormous problem in the U.S. immigration system: the non-existence of a visa for start-ups founded by or being driven by talented foreign nationals. Yet on July 11, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on its desire to rescind the rule.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of managing expectations on a board of directors. In addition to no surprises, provide transparency to your board. Under-commit and over-deliver.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of managing expectations on a board of directors. A key point is no surprises. Discuss key positives and negatives with board members prior to the board meeting. Use your lead director or board chairman to help you.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the key role that the CEO must play on the board of directors to improve decision making and show leadership.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of building a strong team of mentors, advisors, and employees to accomplish key goals for your startup. Management matters in the success or failure of a startup. It isn't just about the idea.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the fear that some founders have about losing control of their companies to outside investors and the importance of board composition, transparency, and performance.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of team dynamics on a board of directors. You must engage board members to get the benefits.
Jeremy Glaser and Patrick Henry discuss the importance of treating board seats as very valuable assets.
By Kaitlin Fox
The gig economy (on-demand work) is a disruptive factor in many industries, including the housing market (Airbnb, Homeaway), transportation services (Uber, Lyft, Juno, Via), delivery services (Postmates, Caviar, Instacart), and beauty services (Glamsquad, The Glam App). Time Magazine conducted a study which revealed that more than 90 million U.S. adults have participated in the gig economy, with at least 45 million U.S. adults earning income as a provider ofThe Gig Economy, Independent Contractors, and New York Law such goods or services.
Watch Jeremy Glaser discuss how building a team with various skills is a recipe for success.
In the video, Jen Rubin discusses the types and terms of various employment agreements and why they are important both to startup businesses and the entrepreneurs and executives that run them.
By Susan Cohen
Important considerations include the type of incorporation, proof of funding, and the effect on existing operations of the start-up.
The following checklist provides a blueprint for the necessary H1-B steps but should not replace the advice of counsel.
When accepting money from outside investors, entrepreneurs are generally asked to give up some degree of control over their start-up, exchanging equity in their company for cash. In an effort to minimize the control they relinquish, upon formation of their company entrepreneurs can grant themselves equity that comes with special rights.
Start-ups can use all the sound advice they can get, especially if they can get it for free. One source of “free” advice is an advisory board made up of people who can add value to your business.
Bill Whelan describes the proactive approach VCs are taking in making investments.
After less than a year, Glassbreakers is now a team of 10, we have thousands of active users on our free product, we’ve expanded into enterprises with paying customers and raised over a million in seed funding. After a few of my Glassbreaker matches inquired, I started to reflect on what it’s like to build a startup as a CTO / Head of Product. I wanted to share my journey, advice and insights to others who are starting out as product leaders.
By Richard Cohen and Matthias PaVon of ACIRI Consulting
Many early-stage companies struggle with not only how to get their product or service off the ground -- but also on how to field a knowledgeable team capable of executing on behalf of the company. In this article, industry experts Richard Cohen and Matthias PaVon share some best practices for start-ups as well as their process at ACIRI Consulting.