Business Financing

Investor Due Diligence When considering whether to make an investment in a privately owned company, determining the right questions to ask of the company offering the investment can be problematic. Formulating the questions will depend on the company being investigated, and, of course, every company is unique. Such an investigation falls under the...

What Is Form D? Form D is a document that must be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") by certain companies raising money from investors. The purpose of the filing is to notify the SEC that the company raising money is doing so under a specific federal exemption from registration....

What Is A Private Placement? A private placement is a sale of securities to a select group of investors in compliance with specific federal securities laws that permit such sales without the registration of the securities offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). That's an awful lot of technical language,...

Convertible Notes Startup companies often need to raise capital from outside investors to continue growing, and to get to the point where they can self-sustain. A typical startup will go through a series of stages in raising funds for its growth. The company will initially be funded by its founders. Next, the...

Kickstarter Project Outside the US One of the biggest problems with Kickstarter is that many of the entrepreneurs who want to launch campaigns are outside of the United States, and Kickstarter does not permit them to launch campaigns without complying with the rather strict requirements for creators, which include the following: You must: -...

How to Capitalize a Business A business can be capitalized with either equity or debt financing. When starting a business, or when operating the business, owners need to determine how to balance these two options. There are advantages and disadvantages as to both, and this article will discuss those in detail...

How to Buy a Business For individuals who want to learn more about how to buy a business, consider simply buying some, or all, of the target company's assets, as opposed to buying the company's shares (or units, if the target company is an LLC). For the most part, when it comes...

Small Business Financing Small business owners have a wealth of financing options available to them, ranging from personal capitalization of the business to a variety of third party small business financing options, whether by way of loans or sale of securities. This article will review some of these forms of financing,...