Monthly Archives: January 2014

Entrepreneurship, Youth Unemployment, Obama Minimum Wage


Wall Street Journal’s article ( http://online.wsj.com/home-page), “Obama Seeks to Jump-Start Stalled Plans”,(WSJ, Jan. 29, 2014)  summarizes the President’s initiatives to raise the minimum wage from $7.75 an hour to a whopping $10.10. And I, of course, pondered the impact of … Continue reading

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Why create an international company as a subsidiary, affiliate or holding company?


As I have worked with various multinational companies seeking to restructure or expand operations in foreign lands, I have been exposed to many strategic reasons for such corporate development: 1)      New client in a European country and the local provider … Continue reading

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The IPO and how to get there


To many startups, the Holy Grail will the Initial Public Offering (the “IPO”).  The IPO precipitates the significant event where employees can finally sell at a premium their ISO shares, founders can find an able and willing marketplace for their … Continue reading

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Board Meetings, VC Firms Passing a Deal


During the JP Morgan Healthcare conference, I bumped into an industry colleague running a VC firm in Northern Virginia.  When I asked why he passed on a startup mobile company located in San Francisco, he stated that it was too … Continue reading

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What is your Business Model?


This seems to be the decade for entrepreneurship. Savants encourage the development of startups and, if that startup fails, it is part of the learning process. I guess I come from the old school in developing business strategies – identify … Continue reading

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C Corp. vs. Sub S vs. LLC Corporate Entities


When I had to create an international corporate entity for a U.S. based LLC company, the foreign corporate regulators were perplexed when I cited that the U.S. parent company was a Limited Liability Company (LLC). They were accustomed to U.S. … Continue reading

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What keeps me up at Night?


When appointed by the Board to be interim-President, I had taken the reins over a start-up founded by an IT engineer with a patented storage technology.  While seeking a Series B financing, I began to meet a long list of … Continue reading

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