Posts Tagged ‘silicon valley entrepreneur attorney’
Applying Lessons From the Downturn to Run a Better Business Today
If you ran a business through the downturn as I did, then you probably experience the same nervousness that I do whenever you hear bad economic news or poor economic forecasts. However, whether you are building a business or a law practice, it’s important to recognize that many of the lessons we learned in surviving…Read More
Trying to Keep Legal Costs Low? When Should you Consider Breaking the Bank on a Lean Budget?
In my experience, most entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses want to limit their legal budget to the extent possible. But at what point will not finding the money to spend on legal fees do more harm than good and end up costing you more money? In my practice, virtually all of the expensive legal problems…Read More
Challenging the Silicon Valley Belief in the Necessity of Venture Capital
I would argue that there is a widely held belief among entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley that you can’t build a successful company without venture capital money. However, the average company in Silicon Valley or the rest of the United States never receives an investment of venture capital. Are the companies launched without an investment of…Read More
Negotiating Your First Big Deal as a Start-Up or Entrepreneur? How to Pick the Right Lawyer to Get it Closed
If you are a start-up or entrepreneur and are on the verge of landing your first big business deal, you may be wrestling with the idea of hiring a lawyer for the first time to assist you on negotiating and reviewing your important business contract. It may be tempting to call the firm you are…Read More
Do entrepreneurs focus excessively on landing venture capital?
In my work with entrepreneurs and new business ventures, I am often surprised to find how many of them are convinced that they cannot build a business without venture capital financing and how few of them have even considered the idea that there might be very good reasons why they should not pursue venture capital…Read More
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
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
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