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.
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.
By Nancy Thanki • 3 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.
By Greg Miaskiewicz • 9 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.
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.
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.
By 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.
By Greg Miaskiewicz • 6 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.
By Greg Miaskiewicz • 5 min read
A step-by-step guide to file for a foreign agent qualification to register your company to do business in California.
By 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.
By Stefan Nagey • 6 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.
Is your startup thinking of doing business in California? If so, you must file a Statement of Information 90 days after registering your company.
By Stefan Nagey • 3 min read