If We Rewrote Our Laws to Help Entrepreneurs Understand Them, We’d Have More Startups and More Jobs

A major entrepreneurial center in the country, the Kauffman Foundation, has ranked cities and states for small business friendliness. The results are interesting, but not as interesting as the reasons why some areas scored better than others. As it turns out, there are three things that make an ideal place…

Convertible Notes

This one is pretty law geeky, so stay with me. When you go to raise money for your company, you have to decide what you are going to give your investors in exchange for their cash. Your choices are usually a promissory note (if you call the cash a…

Behind Private Equity’s Curtain | NYTimes.com

Happy Halloween! The scariest goblin among us? Private Equity. The New York Times says that many Private Equity funds refuse to provide information on their fees and expenses to the people who get charged those fees and expenses, often without their knowledge. First, what is “Private Equity?” “Private Equity”…

Chobani and Dov Seidman Wrestle Over Use of ‘How’ Trademark

I predict this is going to end badly for Dov Seidman. Seidman, who uses “How Matters” as his content calling card, is suing Chobani yogurt for its new “How Matters” ad campaign. Seidman can win if he can show two things; First, that his trademark is distinctive enough to not be…

DARPA’s jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger

DARPA. DARPA. DARPA. Dude, DARPA’s making a jetpack to help you run faster. DARPA is the government’s innovation department. They invented the Internet and GPS, among other things. Once DARPA invents something and rolls it out, entrepreneurs come through and bring it to market for the rest of us….

5 Things to Do to Become a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 5 Things to Do to Become a Business Broker Are you looking for a career change? Maybe something a little more challenging than what you’ve been doing? Read this list of 5 things you have to do to become a business broker….

10 Things to Do to Buy a Business Through a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 10 Things to Do to Buy a Business Through a Broker When Coco talked to two business brokers, Tony Calvacca and Marsha Barnett-King, a few weeks ago they gave her a lot of great content about how to buy and sell businesses…

5 Things to Do To Sell Your Business Through a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 5 Things to Do To Sell Your Business Through a Business Broker Coco Soodek interviewed Tony Calvacca, business broker for 17 years and State Board President of the New York Association of Business Brokers, about the things you need to do to…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Business Brokers

You can sell a business or buy a business through a business broker. A business broker is someone who markets and sells businesses for their owners. Business brokers get very little love or attention from reporters, and few people know about them or what they do or how they…

10 Things You Need to Know About Business Brokers

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 10 Things You Need to Know About Business Brokers Ever wonder how some small businesses get bought and sold? This is a great starting point to help you learn the basics of business brokerage. We talked with Tony Calvacca and Marsha Barnett-King,…