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A summary of major tax consequences related to selling a business is provided in this article. Issues covered include capital gains tax, tax treatment of individual company assets, and a discussion of state tax obligations.
Business owners and their advisers should carefully plan and take appropriate steps to avoid litigation traps in selling their companies, such as not performing due diligence on potential buyers or signing an ambiguous letter of intent without a counsel's review.
This article, published by a law firm, details the major components typically involved in the buying and selling of a company, including the purchase and sale agreement, confidentiality agreement, and letter of intent.
This article is a fine overview of the elements necessary for instituting successful change. Key is "human capital management," which means that your people must be a part of the process from the beginning.
In making their investment decisions, venture capitalists should bet on the product or process in a company over the management team, according to research from the University of Chicago School of Business. The researchers studied 49 venture-backed companies and found surprising stability of the firms' business models compared to management teams.
This article provides a helpful list of commonly used terms in the technology and entrepreneurship realm, including barriers to entry, discounted net present value, and the long tail.
As the world becomes flatter, we realize the role that culture and connectivity play in the development of our business models and social networks. Danah Boyd gives us an interesting look at how these elements play into the proliferation of online communities, and how the rules of engagement for these new businesses are also models of behavior and execution for other areas of the entrepreneur's life.
Innovation is commonly thought to be the same as creativity, but according to research from the Gallup organization, creativity is a precursor to innovation only when coupled with business action. This article highlights the ways in which entrepreneurs can foster an environment of innovation, including finding and nurturing talent and developing managers.
African-Americans are launching and growing businesses at higher rates than other entrepreneurs in the U.S. Whether attributed to corporate layoffs, diversity programs, or targeted business development initiatives, Chicago's Cook County is seeing the highest African-American entrepreneurial growth rates in the nation.
This article suggests that there are five key relationships that entrepreneurs running growth companies should work on developing: relationships with customers, employees, vendors, bankers, and mentors.
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