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Costs of a Start Up – Why a Flat Fee May Be Right For Your Startup

Starting a new business is exciting, but it can quickly become an expensive undertaking, there are so many elements that need to be included and acknowledged in order to know how to be a successful startup company. Regardless of the type of entity you choose, there are steps and costs you need to plan for. …

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How to Find Investors for Your Startup Business

Starting a business is an exciting endeavor, whether it’s your first time or you’re a serial entrepreneur on your 5th venture. Finding investors and acquiring capital for your startup can be challenging, even for the experienced, but it’s something all new businesses have to do. You’ll need money to acquire your business property and the …

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Equity Crowdfunding in Washington: The New Frontier in Venture Capital?  

By Amy W. Riedel As many of you may know, Washington State’s governor, Jay Inslee, signed the Washington State Jobs Act on March 28, 2014.  Our very own Peter J. Smith blogged about this development last spring. By enabling crowdfunding on the state level, Washington State is providing a more immediate solution for entrepreneurs and …

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Equity Crowdfunding (almost) Available in Washington State!

By Peter J. Smith On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law.  Among other provisions, the JOBS Act aimed to permit unaccredited investors (think the average Joe) an opportunity to invest a limited amount of capital in businesses.  Without the JOBS Act, it is nearly impossible to raise money from average …

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The 83(b) Election

By Amy Riedel As we begin a new year and leave holiday celebrations behind, I am reminded of a less exciting event signaled by year-end: personal income taxes. For most people, December 31st marks a day of not only celebratory champagne countdowns, but also the end of their tax accounting year. For anyone who has …

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