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Compliance For Startups

Learn how to keep your startup in good standing with state and federal officials, from incorporation to hiring employees to raising your first priced round from VCs. Startups must comply with strict rules from the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) when they issue equity to employees and investors. Failure to keep your startup company compliant with these regulations can cause you to face fines and prevent your company from passing due diligence when trying to raise funds in the future.

Registering Your Startup to Do Business in Colorado

Is your company doing business in Colorado? Get an easy-to-follow explanation about what forms you’ll need, information about registration fees, filing deadlines, naming requirements, and more.

Beth Zhaoby Beth Zhao • 7 min read

Registering Your Startup to Do Business in Florida

Is your company doing business in Florida? Get an easy-to-follow explanation about what forms you’ll need, information about registration fees, filing deadlines, naming requirements, and more.

Beth Zhaoby Beth Zhao • 7 min read

Registering Your Startup to Do Business in Washington State

Is your company doing business in California? Get an easy-to-follow explanation about what forms you’ll need, information about registration fees, filing deadlines, naming requirements, and more.

Beth Zhaoby Beth Zhao • 7 min read
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Registering Your Startup to Do Business in California

Is your company doing business in California? Get an easy-to-follow explanation about what forms you’ll need, information about registration fees, filing deadlines, naming requirements, and more.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

Pre-Money vs. Post-Money Valuation Explained

A beginner’s-level introduction to pre and post-money valuation tailored to startups incorporated in the United States.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

Board of Directors: A Comprehensive Guide for Founders

Learn all you need to know about the board of directors, its responsibilities, and how it develops through funding runds.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 15 min read

Why and How Do You Maintain Your Startup's Corporate Minutes?

Minutes are an official log of decisions taken by a startup’s board of directors at board meetings. Failure to keep accurate minutes of board meetings may cause a company and board members to face legal problems in the future.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 3 min read

What is a 409A Valuation? Startup Stock Valuation Explained

409A valuations are independent appraisals of a startup's common stock. Startups should use an independent, outside valuation firm to get a 409A valuation before offering stock options to employees to avoid fines and legal issues with the IRS.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 9 min read

9 Common Legal Mistakes Made By Startups and How To Avoid Them

Avoid these common legal mistakes made by startups and save your company from dealing with fines and lawsuits. As a startup founder, keeping your company compliant is essential to protecting the value of your startup equity and reaping the rewards of your hard work.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

Registering Your Startup to Do Business in New York

Is your company doing business in New York? Get an easy-to-follow explanation about what forms you’ll need, information about registration fees, filing deadlines, naming requirements, and more.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

Why You Should File Your Section 83 (b) Election

Learn why you should file your 83 (b) election when purchasing your founders shares in your startup. Topics covered include tax implications, filing deadlines, and the process to complete the 83(b) election filing with the IRS.

Stefan Nageyby Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

Why Do Startups Incorporate In Delaware?

Learn why most startups choose to incorporate in Delaware as Delaware corporations. Investors and founders prefer to incorporate in Delaware for many reasons. Learn about how to do a Delaware name search to check with the Delaware secretary of state to see if your company's name is already registered in Delaware.

Greg Miaskiewiczby Greg Miaskiewicz • 6 min read

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