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Explore the Entrepreneurship.org Resource Center to find resources. Designed with entrepreneurs in mind, our resource center allows you to find materials to grow great ideas.
This tool will help you identify current networking activity, assess its effectiveness, and identify groups that can expand and build your business network.
This resource provides a detailed overview of option pool management from the entrepreneur's perspective.
This tool will help you and your attorney outline the key elements of a mutual value proposition as well as anticipate and address questions that will likely be posed by prospective partners.
Use this tool to set new prices or evaluate existing prices on products and services.
This sample term sheet for a Series A round of financing details the major points of a hypothetical investment deal for a first-round ?Series A Convertible Preferred Stock? financing.
This is a sample term sheet for a Series B round of financing.
When identifying an appropriate legal form of business, most often entrepreneurs consider these factors—control, taxes, liability, transferability of ownership, longevity of the business, and raising capital. The key is to identify the legal structure that best meets your needs and the needs of your business.
In an ideal world, you would select a legal form of business, understanding every legal and tax implication. The reality is that you must rely on the advice of attorneys and accountants to help you make this decision. They can anticipate your concerns based on their experience and on information you provide. Still, the legal structure of the business is your decision to make and live with.
The six legal forms of doing business are:
This article will delve deeper into the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of each structure.
This tool will help you identify areas in your start up business plan that need additional atttention before it is complete.
A SWOT analysis helps identify Strengths and Weaknesses and examine the Opportunities and Threats you or your competitors may face. This tools helps you learn more about your competition gain greater insight into the market.
This article provides detailed explanations of terms proposed in investor term sheets and the effects of these terms on the entrepreneur.
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