501(c)(3) Application process has been simplified for certain entities.

Update: The early returns are in, and the Form 1023-EZ appears to be significantly speeding up the approval process for tax-exempt status. The average age of pending applications has decreased to approximately two months (at the time of the initial post, it was approximately nine months). Indeed, we have seen an organization receive approval of [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00July 21st, 2014|Business, Fundrasing, Non Profit, Small Business|Comments Off on 501(c)(3) Application process has been simplified for certain entities.

Securities – Revenue Capital Investing

Securities Law – Revenue Capital Investing Many companies in need of growth capital have grown beyond the traditional equity investment phase, but are still not the correct bank-profile fit for straight debt. In addition, some companies are not prime exit-scenario candidates, which can also limit their ability to raise venture funding. Similarly, some investors prefer to [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Business, Fundrasing, Raising Capital, Securities, Small Business|Comments Off on Securities – Revenue Capital Investing

What is a convertible note?

What is a convertible note? A convertible note is currently a popular fundraising vehicle, with both investors and fundraising companies seeking to use it, but what exactly is it? A convertible note is, simply put, a hybrid between receiving a loan and receiving an equity investment in your company. In essence, an investor loans money [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Business, Convertible Note, Securities, Small Business|Comments Off on What is a convertible note?

What is a security?

You probably already know that the sale of “securities” triggers legal risks and compliance obligations, but many entrepreneurs and business owners are a little fuzzy on the precise definition of a “security.” Most know that any sale of corporate stock counts as the sale of securities, but the statutory definition is actually much broader. The [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Business, Fundrasing, Securities, Small Business|Comments Off on What is a security?