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Is the House Crowdfunding Bill Being Killed in the Senate?

Posted February 29, 2012 | 02/29/12 04:24 PM ET

"The Senate is the place where bills go to die" -- Bill Maher

On November 3, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 407-17 to pass the "Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act," a crowdfunding bill which permits startups to offer and sell securities via crowdfunding sites...

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Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Posted October 19, 2011 | 10/19/11 06:00 PM ET

I've been helping entrepreneurs raise capital as a corporate lawyer for 17+ years, and there are certain fundamental mistakes that I've seen entrepreneurs repeatedly make. Accordingly, I thought it would be helpful to share three basic tips for entrepreneurs in connection with raising capital. This is part three of a...

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Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs (Part 2)

Posted September 21, 2011 | 09/21/11 12:05 PM ET

I've been helping entrepreneurs raise capital as a securities lawyer for 17+ years, and there are certain fundamental mistakes that I've seen entrepreneurs repeatedly make. Accordingly, I thought it would be helpful to share three basic tips for entrepreneurs in connection with raising capital. This is part two of a...

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Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Posted June 23, 2011 | 06/23/11 04:46 PM ET

I've been helping entrepreneurs raise capital as a securities lawyer for more than 17 years, and there are certain fundamental mistakes that I've seen entrepreneurs make over and over again. Accordingly, I thought it would be helpful to share three basic tips for entrepreneurs in connection with raising capital.

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Top Ten Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Hate Lawyers

Posted May 23, 2011 | 05/23/11 02:34 PM ET

Let's face it: many clients (particularly entrepreneurs) just don't like their lawyers. Why? For a number of reasons -- and that's what I'm going to discuss below. Indeed, I've written about this topic on a number of occasions, but this is the video version.

I hope this post is taken...

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Selling Your Business? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Posted March 15, 2011 | 03/15/11 05:59 PM ET

I've been handling sales of businesses as a corporate lawyer for 17+ years, and there are certain fundamental mistakes that I have seen entrepreneurs make over and over again. Accordingly, now that the M&A market has come back to life, I thought it would be helpful to share three basic...

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Why Entrepreneurs Can't Solicit Funds Via Facebook And LinkedIn

Posted March 7, 2011 | 03/07/11 05:20 PM ET

As a corporate lawyer for entrepreneurs, I am frequently asked: "Hey Scott, can I raise funds for my new company via Facebook or LinkedIn? I have lots of friends and connections, and I know some of them would be interested in investing." The short answer is no (except in rare...

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