Tax Considerations to Contemplate in Structuring Start-up Business
If you are contemplating how to structure your new business as an entrepreneur, you may want to think ahead to the day when you will be able to sell off the business you have built and consider the linked article below which discusses the tax consequences of selling a small business: Tax Death When Selling…Read More
Responding to an Infringement Letter as a Start-up
If you receive an infringement demand letter as a start-up, is the best response a combative response? I discussed this issue in the Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog in the context of a start-up CEO who won a patent infringement suit against an alleged patent troll at the link below: Should You Follow the…Read More
Choose the Name of your Start-Up Wisely
When you decide to start a business, or get “pushed” into it as many people are when their salaried job suddenly disappears, it’s easy to overlook the importance of choosing a name among all the other decisions you are having to make. In my recent blog post to Silicon Valley IP Law Blog, I addressed…Read More
Has Your Start-Up Lost its Focus Over Financing?
As anyone who has ever started a business well knows, one of the great challenges is to stay on focus and avoid distractions that create barriers to your success. But in Silicon Valley, it is not uncommon at all to see entrepreneurs who seem to have lost their focus and who are chasing goals other…Read More
The Challenge of Negotiating Price Terms as a Start-up or Entrepreneur
In my capacity as a transactional attorney working alongside many entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses, I get often get brought into to provide legal support to deals that never close. While there may not be a single, uniform reason why these deals are not closed, I often suspect that the primary reason had to do…Read More
What Makes a Successful Start-up?
This is an interesting Forbes opinion piece on what makes the few start-ups that succeed different than the majority that fail. As a lawyer representing many entrepreneurs and start-ups, I think understanding the market and having a good grasp of how to market to potential customers is critical. I also think that you have to…Read More