Regulation A

Author: Paul Getty
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430257325
Release Date: 2015-11-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Discover how to raise money under new provisions in the recently enacted JOBS Act. Regulation A+: How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors will guide and advise executives of emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, financial advisers, venture capitalists, investment bankers, securities lawyers, finance and MBA students, and others on how to raise up to $50 million a year through streamlined regulations. Signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, Title IV of the JOBS Act amends the 1930s-era Regulation A, making it far easier for businesses to raise growth capital through public offerings. It is, in effect, a new type of IPO but with much less regulation and cost. Regulation A+: How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors spells out new processes that can and will have a dramatic impact on how companies obtain growth capital to create new jobs and bolster returns for investors. Some financial gurus believe that the new law, dubbed Regulation A+ due to the enhancements, will usher in a revolutionary period of growth and innovation comparable to our largest past economic expansions. To date, much of the commentary on the JOBS Act has focused on Title III, which allows broader use of crowdfunding to raise up to $1 million per year. However, many entrepreneurs and economists believe that new changes to Regulation A will have a much greater impact on innovation and job creation. The best part? Regulation A+ lifts many constraints on soliciting funds and trading new stock issues. Among other things, readers of this book will learn how to take advantage of these provisions: Regulation A+ permits companies to raise up to $50 million, a tenfold increase over the old limit of $5 million, and much more than the crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act ($1 million). Regulation A+ allows companies to market IPOs to more people than just accredited investors and makes it easier to get the word out on offerings. Regulation A+ allows certain companies to avoid the SEC periodic reporting regimen (Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Form 8-K, and proxy statements), provided that the number of shareholders is kept below revised thresholds. Regulation A+ exempts certain companies from many onerous and costly compliance requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley. In short, Regulation A+ greatly simplifies the capital-raising process, making it easier to grow companies, create jobs, and reward investors.

Real Estate Tax Deferral Strategies Utilizing the Delaware Statutory Trust DST

Author: Paul M. Getty
Publisher: Bookbaby
ISBN: 1483591875
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Discover how to obtain tax-deferred income and avoid taxes on capital gains. Real estate investments are a key source of wealth creation and a preferred source of income generation for millions of investors. Author Paul Getty has worked with thousands of real estate investors who have taken advantage of special tax benefits available to real estate investors that allow them to defer taxes and retain more funds for future investments. This book provides investors with his experience and insights in the following areas: - How the 1031 Exchange can turbocharge both monthly income and long-term wealth creation - How to obtain stable tax-sheltered income without management hassles - Why the Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) has emerged as one of the fastest growing real estate investment sectors - How to find, evaluate, and compare DSTs - Tips on selecting investment professionals Since being approved by the IRS in 2004, the DST has steadily grown in popularity. In contrast to stocks and bonds, income from DSTs can be offset with depreciation and expense write-offs that are unique to real estate investments, thereby allowing investors to realize higher after-tax income. Furthermore, any realized gains upon sale can be reinvested tax-free into new like-kind investments via a 1031 Exchange rather than be lost forever to federal and state taxes. Savvy investors have discovered that by avoiding taxes they can more rapidly build their net worth. Finally, upon the death of the investor, real estate gains realized over a lifetime of 1031 Exchanges can be transferred to their heirs with little to no tax consequences!

Commercialization Secrets for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Michael Szycher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315353036
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Genre: Medical

Commercializing a knowledge-based product or service requires a realistic, methodical approach combined with a great deal of perseverance. Commercialization Secrets for Scientists and Engineers serves as a high-level guide to answering key questions and critical issues that confront founding entrepreneurs on their quest to commercialize their knowledge-based innovations. It highlights the unique problems shared by all technologists across knowledge-intensive fields and how to overcome the most predictable obstacles faced by technology entrepreneurs. It demystifies the process of commercializing advanced products that require a high degree of specialized knowledge. Typically, these are "disruptive technologies" with the potential to revolutionize whole industries. The book simplifies the launch of high-tech ventures such as pharmaceuticals, genetic and biotechnology products, wireless devices, fuel cells, and minimally invasive medical devices. Additionally, it will help readers bring their disruptive technologies to profitability.

Strategic Approaches to Successful Crowdfunding

Author: Assadi, Djamchid
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466696051
Release Date: 2015-12-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The integration of technology into entrepreneurial initiatives has led to the use of online communities to raise funds for projects and ventures. Through the use of social media platforms and the social web, crowdfunding has provided an innovative, large-scale fundraising solution for both personal and professional initiatives. Strategic Approaches to Successful Crowdfunding brings together a collection of research-based chapters relating to the use of the social web to raise funds and provide financial support for start-up companies, individual pursuits, and philanthropic endeavors. Focusing on a diverse set of topics relating to e-commerce, capital investment, peer-to-peer lending, digital philanthropy, and virtual communities, this timely publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, professionals, and graduate students interested in understanding the dynamics, best practices, and managerial solutions for drawing funds and financial support from online communities.

Social Enterprise Law

Author: Dana Brakman Reiser
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190249793
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Law

Social enterprises represent a new kind of venture, dedicated to pursuing profits for owners and benefits for society. Social Enterprise Law provides tools that will allow them to raise the capital they need to flourish. Social Enterprise Law weaves innovation in contract and corporate governance into powerful protections against insiders sacrificing goals such as environmental sustainability in the pursuit of short-term profits. Creating a stable balance between financial returns and public benefits will allow social entrepreneurs to team up with impact investors that share their vision of a double bottom line. Brakman Reiser and Dean show how novel legal technologies can allow social enterprises to access capital markets, including unconventional sources such as crowdfunding. With its straightforward insights into complex areas of the law, the book shows how a social mission can even be shielded from the turbulence of an acquisition or bankruptcy. It also shows why, as the metrics available to measure the impact of social missions on individuals and communities become more sophisticated, such legal innovations will continue to become more robust. By providing a comprehensive survey of the U.S. laws and a bold vision for how legal institutions across the globe could be reformed, this book offers new insights and approaches to help social enterprises raise the capital they need to flourish. It offers a rich guide for students, entrepreneurs, investors, and practitioners.

Crowdfunding Opportunities and Challenges

Author: Jim Verdonik
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781483442815
Release Date: 2016-01-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Crowdfunding Opportunities and Challenges answers three basic questions about the many securities law changes created by the JOBS Act of 2012 that people loosely call Crowdfunding: Is Crowdfunding the best thing to happen to young and growing businesses since the Internet was invented? Or is Crowdfunding more like a poorly built fire cracker that will blow up in the faces of both investors and businesses? If Crowdfunding is both an opportunity and a challenge, how do you end up a winner instead of a loser? Crowdfunding Opportunities and Challenges gives you the information you need to answer these questions whether you are an entrepreneur planning a capital raising offering or an attorney advising clients about their offerings.

The JOBS Act

Author: William Michael Cunningham
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484224090
Release Date: 2016-12-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The second edition of this book shows how full implementation of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act by the SEC in 2016 enables entrepreneurs and SME executives to leverage crowdfunding platforms to raise significant amounts of capital for their startups and small-to-medium–sized businesses. The unprecedented fundraising opportunities contained in the hundreds of pages of new SEC rules have generated tremendous excitement in the startup, small business, angel investing, and venture capital worlds—tempered by uncertainty about the correct interpretation of the rules and the compliance risks implicit in them.In The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding Guide for Small Businesses and Startups, 2nd Edition, crowdfunding pioneer William Michael Cunningham trawls the hundreds of pages of new rules for the essential takeaways and practical tips on successfully tapping the new crowdfunding sources that the JOBS Act opens up to small businesses and startups, while complying with new SEC regulations in the least burdensome way. The 2nd edition of The JOBS Act delivers the following new material: Updates and augments the 1st edition with description, analysis, and discussion of post-2012 SEC rules and forms implementing the JOBS Act Focuses on the final SEC rules that implement Title III (“Regulation Crowdfunding”) and Title IV (“Regulation A+”) to make the JOBS Act a practical fundraising vehicle for small business and startups Presents case studies of successful JOBS Act-compliant crowdfunding campaigns Tips readers to the opportunities, loopholes, and hazards in the hundreds of pages of new SEC rules that crowdfunders need know to maximize their fundraising success and avoid inadvertent non-compliance Deploys new graphical analysis tools and financial models summarizing and comparing characteristics of various equity-based and donation-based crowdfunding campaigns Reviews and describes significant Title III offerings and highlights relevant Title IV offerings Lists all SEC/FINRA-approved equity crowdfunding platforms (“funding portals”) Describes Title VII and provides crowdfunding-pertinent information on the new Offices of Women and Minority Inclusion at twenty-nine federal agencies Who This Book Is For Entrepreneurs and small business owners who wish to leverage the JOBS Act to crowdfund their enterprises. The secondary readerships are investors, angels, venture capitalists, securities lawyers, community development specialists, and visitors to crowdfunding platforms, which are required under the JOBS Act to demonstrate to the SEC and FINRA that they are proactively providing educational resources to potential crowdfunders.

Crowdfunding

Author: Steven Dresner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118746868
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics

A groundbreaking book on the growing trend of crowdfunding Crowdfunding has gained considerable traction over the last few years. By combining the Internet/social media with equity-based financing, it is poised to usher in a new asset class that will change how early stage and small business financing transactions are consummated. Author Steven Dresner, Founder and CEO of Dealflow.com, understands the nuances of how crowdfunding can help companies gain much needed access to capital, and now he shares those insights with you. Engaging and informative, this book will serve the needs of a global audience comprising entrepreneurs, financiers, and other professionals. It skillfully addresses the market dynamics that are catapulting crowdfunding into the mainstream and explores essential issues ranging from planning an online campaign, post-transaction management, and business planning to securities law and tax issues. Puts the business of crowdfunding in perspective with a look at the current marketplace, overview of important data, and legitimate concerns Examines effective techniques for communicating with the crowd Details equity-based financing and other sources such as debt instruments Contains contributions from a wide array of individuals involved in the worlds of finance, law and accounting, social media, marketing, as well as DealFlow Media's own staff Crowdfunding affords-start ups and other smaller businesses better access to capital via the Internet/social media. It also allows an investor of any size to back a business of their choosing. This new book will show you what this process entails and how it can benefit everyone involved.

Hacking the Valley

Author: Andrew Medal
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781491899335
Release Date: 2014-06-26
Genre: History

Hacking the Valley by Andrew Medal highlights the major trends, prominent people and most disruptive companies from the tech sector during April 2011-2013. Reading the book will give you an in-depth, and insider knowledge of the strategies, tips, tricks and hacks that contributed to the success of the companies and people showcased during this time.

STARTUP Financing Equity Tax

Author: Arushi Bhandari
Publisher: Arushi Bhandari
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Genre: Business & Economics

STARTUP Financing, Equity & Tax provides insights into daily issues encountered by entrepreneurs, financial and executive professionals and other individuals. It covers important topics such as the impact of JOBS Act and Dodd Frank Act on startup funding, important terms like angel, accredited investors, venture capitalists, stock options - NSOs vs. ISOs, Restricted Stock, RSUs and gives in depth examples and templates explaining important documents like Term Sheet, Cap Table, Convertible Securities plus the importance of 83(b) filing.

Africa Continent of Economic Opportunity

Author: David Fick
Publisher: Real African Publishers
ISBN: 9781919855479
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Divided into geographic regions and representing every African nation, this comprehensive collection of case studies explores how successful business enterprises of varying size, along with community projects, help to create jobs in Africa. A valuable guide to conducting business anywhere on the continent, this account also offers information on finding business opportunities and handling oft-encountered problems.

The Guide to Entrepreneurship

Author: Michael Szycher, Ph.D
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482209075
Release Date: 2014-08-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether you work for an established company and want to trailblaze new products (intrapreneurship), or want to establish your own new venture (entrepreneurship), The Guide to Entrepreneurship: How to Create Wealth for Your Company and Stakeholders supplies invaluable guidance along with concrete action plans. In contrast to academic publications that merely emphasize accounting methods, this guide to intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship focuses squarely on the entrepreneur. Demystifying the process of starting a company from scratch, the book provides aspiring entrepreneurs with detailed guidance that is written in plain English. It explores what constitutes entrepreneurial timber and the leadership skills required to raise all the needed capital. If you are thinking of starting your own company or have already decided to take the plunge, this book will help you determine: If you have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur The value of your idea before funding If you and your team possess the skills required to gain a market advantage How to raise capital effectively Explaining the critical importance of intellectual property to investors, the book covers the fundamentals of business valuations. It also explains how to write winning business proposals. While each chapter is designed to stand on its own, the book chapters are arranged in a manner that makes it easy for experienced entrepreneurs to jump from chapter to chapter as they please. Identifying the unique set of characteristics that are shared by successful entrepreneurs, this guide will be especially helpful to anyone looking to start new ventures that require a high degree of scientific knowledge.

The Entrepreneurship Movement and the University

Author: C. Sá
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137401014
Release Date: 2015-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurship is widely embraced today in political discourse, popular culture, and economic policy prescriptions. Several groups actively promote entrepreneurial thinking and practices in higher education. This book examines how this 'Entrepreneurship Movement' impacts higher education in Canada and the United States.

Immigrant Investors

Author: Paul L. Jones (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1422301060
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre:

In 1990, Congress established an investor visa category, referred to as EB-5, whereby immigrants are granted conditional residence & after 2 years, permanent residence status in the U.S. if they invest in a commercial enterprise that will benefit the U.S. economy & create at least 10 FT jobs. The Basic Pilot Program Extension & Expansion Act of 2003 mandates that certain info. regarding the EB-5 employment category be provided. In response to the mandate, this report provides info. on immigrant participation, incl. the number of participants, their countries of origin, & the number who sought U.S. citizenship. Also, this report includes info. about the types of business established & where they were established. Charts & tables.