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Raising Capital Through The Private Sale of Stock

Are you interested in raising additional capital for your corporation by selling stock to persons who are not currently stockholders? This guide is intended to introduce you to the state and federal laws applicable to such sales in order to provide you with an idea of what you can and cannot do in connection with your proposed offering and what the cost and complexity of the offering might be. We recommend that any client contemplating making a private placement or limited offering of its securities review this basic information about the securities laws in order to expedite the discussion of the securities law aspects of the proposed offering. Download

Investment Criteria of Sustainable Investors

More and more entrepreneurs are interested in starting and growing businesses that succeed along several dimensions: economic, environmental and social. These sustainable entrepreneurs can seek capital from the traditional sources; however, they should be prepared to tap into the resources available from sustainable investors. This Guide provides an introduction to the values and business model characteristics that sustainable investors look for in entrepreneurs and companies, thus providing sustainable investors with a useful checklist of how they should be organizing their businesses. Download

Financing Activities for Businesses

Financing is an essential element for establishing a new business, launching a new product or service, or expanding an existing business through internal growth or acquisition. It is likely that entrepreneurs will, regardless of the size of their business, need to venture into the world of finance several times over the life cycle of the enterprise. In order to be successful in obtaining the capital necessary to keep the business going and growing, entrepreneurs need to understand the various topics covered in this Guide including the elements and determinants of the capital structure; the determination and classification of capital requirements; development of a financing strategy; identifying and selecting sources of capital; understanding general capital raising activities; and the form and contents of the documentation for a financing transaction. Download

Intellectual Property

Are you interested in protecting the assets and proprietary information of your business? This guide is intended to introduce you to the types of intellectual property that may be imperative to the success and growth of your business, and provide you with guidance on the tools that you can use to protect them. We recommend that any client seeking protection of their intellectual property review this basic summary about the rights and regulations within the IP landscape in order to ensure that their proprietary information is protected. Download

Trademarks

The success of a business is dependent on building a recognizable brand, and trademarks are one of the primary ways that businesses develop product recognition in the market. Trademarks, such as logos, slogans, or symbols are intended to protect consumers from confusion in the marketplace, and distinguishes products and services of different companies. This guide is intended to introduce you to the importance of trademarks for your business, how to register a trademark, and what happens if someone begins using your trademark. We recommend that any person looking to use a trademark to identify their business review this summary about the requirements for filing a trademark application to ensure their brand is protected. Download

Patents

Protecting your intellectual property is imperative to the success of your company. Patents are used by businesses to protect proprietary inventions, and gives the owner a right to exclude others from unauthorized use of their patent. This guide is intended to provide you with some general information about types of patents, what you will need to register your patent, and how long your rights to the invention will last. We recommend that any client seeking protection of their patentable work review this basic summary about the rights and regulations of patenting an invention in order to ensure that their valuable work is secured. Download

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