June 20, 2017

You probably know intrinsically what an intern is -- either because you have worked with multiple interns or because you were an intern no too long ago. However, employers generally use the term "intern" far too broadly

June 5, 2017

A 10 minute read. You should come away with the fact that if you have received unvested equity for a nominal value within the last 30 days, then take the time to fill out the IRS’s 83b form. Hint – this article also tells you how to do that.

May 23, 2017

Your Guide to (Creative and Non-Traditional Ways) to Finance Your Startup.

Creative Ways to Raise Money for Your Startup

So you are an entrepreneur.

First -- congrats on making the leap.

Second --- you may have heard of Paul Graham's Startup Curve. 

If you are reading...

May 8, 2017


If you are the founder of a tech company it goes without saying that IP is something you think about often. But, even if you are an employer, employee, or small business owner, IP issues will eventually keep you up at night.

The law around intellectual prope...

March 28, 2017

For most new entrepreneurs, the idea of navigating down their own path causes a whirlwind of emotion. They experience excitement, anticipation and elation along with feelings of nervousness, fear and confusion.

The future is unknown for everyone, but entrepreneurs, espe...

March 14, 2017

The 79th march madness tourney starts with play-in games Tuesday, March 14th in Dayton, OH. But if you are curious where the money from the Big Dance goes you are in the right place.


Let’s start out with the biggest losers of the NCAA national tournament.


March 10, 2017

There are many good articles on this subject. Here are some links for articles on Entrepreneur, Inc., and Lifehack.

This is meant to be a guide with additional resources and helpful tips from people who I think are doing it better.

Included are ways I am trying (and ofte...

March 2, 2017

Today Snapchat's parent Snap Inc. priced its hotly anticipated IPO. The Dow Jones reported the IPO is priced at $17 per share.* Just a shade above what investors were expecting ($14 to $16 per share). There will be a lot of people excited about this IPO regardless of t...

February 20, 2017

In the past article series I discussed how founders in venture backed companies lose control and find and themselves thrown out of their companies. If you haven’t read it yet click here. In this article, I am going to discuss how founders and entrepreneurs ca...

February 16, 2017

Select Provisions of Venture Capital Contracts

In the previous posts I have been discussing some ways entrepreneurs and startups can protect themselves when signing a deal with VC or Angels. In this article I will discuss some provisions the wary founder should be cauti...

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