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Granting non-qualified stock options to an advisor is common during startup to ensure success, but vesting schedules must be considered, too. Much of the value advisors provide is early on, so a long-term relationship may not be productive. Here are some strategies.
Issuing new equity shares of company stock has a direct impact on existing shareholders. Performing an equity dilution analysis can improve both financial decision-making and recruitment of new talent into the ranks of top management. A description process (including specific mathematical examples) are provided here.
Having your company run like a well-oiled machine may not be enough. A company is not a machine, but a living entity. For true organizational alignment, a company needs to understand its sense of self, its values, and how it is perceived in the marketplace. Initiatives coming from a company's core values when matched to customer values have a better chance for success.
Programs and guidance materials, including Compliance Assistance materials, are available from the Department of Labor in the areas of affirmative action, the hiring of veterans and foreign workers, the employment of workers under the age of 18, and how to implement drug-free workplace programs.
Are you developing your top talent? Leaders that mentor other leaders become stronger leaders themselves. Avoid the distractions that can derail your leadership development process.
US Department of Labor's resource on Health Plans and Benefits
Getting certified in advance for a federally backed business loan can speed up the loan process, as well as allowing you to "shop" a number of lenders rather than just one. This article provides links to helpful resources to get the pre-qualification process under way.
Local, state and federal governmental entities regulate the way in which all enterprises operate. This guide outlines many of the requirements of business startup and expansion, including licensure, taxation, business permits, and legal status.
Running a growth enterprise may require expanding operations through the acquisition of additional space, new employees, and more equipment. Suggestions and links provided in this article focus on: commercial leases, "nearly new" furniture, payroll services, and much more.
Innovative ideas that come to reality require legal protection. Establishing a copyright, patenting, licensing, branding, and other issues related to intellectual property must be addressed , and many times require professional assistance from an attorney or other professionals. This guide includes links to specific resources and FAQs. A great introduction to the topic!
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