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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.

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

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

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.

Nancy ThankiBy Nancy Thanki • 3 min read
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Learn more about how advisors can help your startup. We cover typical advisory agreements, common share grants and how to get the most out of your relationship with your advisors.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

If you're focused on growing your business quickly and attracting venture capital, you should incorporate soon.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 5 min read

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

Understanding "Amazon Laws" (aka on-line sales nexus limits) and the tax obligations they may trigger for your startup.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 4 min read

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

Running a remote team? Hiring full-time employees in multiple US states? Chances are your startup will need to register your Delaware corporation to do business as a foreign corporation.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 5 min read

To file or not to file? Learn about Reg D filings and SEC compliance for startups raising funds from investors in priced financing rounds.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

A step-by-step guide to file for a foreign agent qualification to register your company to do business in California.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 7 min read

Delaware Annual Franchise tax explained for startup founders . Luckily, you won’t have to take a deep dive into accounting to use the alternate method, the Assumed Par Value Capital Method, used by most Delaware corporations.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 6 min read

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

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

Picking the right insurance for your startup is crucial to protecting your company from risks and liabilities. Learn about the different types of business insurance, including worker's comp, director & officers insurance, cybersecurity and more.

Greg MiaskiewiczBy Greg Miaskiewicz • 7 min read

Is your startup thinking of doing business in California? If so, you must file a Statement of Information 90 days after registering your company.

Stefan NageyBy Stefan Nagey • 3 min read

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