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Our experienced Washington business attorneys & lawyers handle both transactional matters and litigation involving business and commercial disputes. The business attorneys found on UpCounsel offer a broad range of practice areas relevant to small businesses and their owners, including Business formation, Commercial transactions, Employment law, securities, litigation, contracts, taxes, intellectual property protection & litigation, and much more.
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Non-Dilutive: What is it?
Non-dilutive usually refers to the type of financing for a business where they do not lose any equity in the company. Non-dilutive financing means that they receive money for the business without giving away any ownership of the company itself.
Dilutive Versus Non-Dilutive Financing
Non-dilutive financing is the type
What are Startup Costs?
Startup costs are (1) the expenses a business incurs before it is actually operating plus (2) the cash the business will need to pay its recurring operating expenses during the post-launch period when it is generating insufficient cash flow to cover those payables.
A Good Business Plan Is Crucial
The founders of a new business should devote significant time and effort to the preparation of detailed business plan so that the startup costs are not underestimated. A miscalculation in this area can have a variety of bad consequences:
A delayed store opening or product launch
Last minute borrowing for startup expenses and working c
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What Is Preferred Return?
A preferred return—simply called pref—describes the claim on profits given to preferred investors in a project. The preferred investors will be the first to receive returns up to a certain percentage, generally 8 to 10 percent. Once you reach this profit percentage, the excess profits are split among the rest of the investors as agreed upon in negotiations. This type of return is most commonly used in real estate investment.
How Is the Preferred Return Calculated?
There are three main questions when it comes to calculating the preferred return:
- Is it compounded or non-compounded? Compounded means that the calculation of a preferred return periodic growth amount comes from the amount of invested capital plus all previously earned but unpaid amounts.
Raising venture capital is difficult and venture capitalists (often referred to as “VCs”) have become very selective about the companies in which they invest. A typical VC may finance only one or two ventures out of a hundred because, for example, the other companies were not in one of its preferred industries, the VC does not see enough potential in the business, or the entrepreneur was not referred to the VC by the right person. If you think your startup might be ready to go after venture capital here are some tips on how to make your final decision and get the process started.
1. Decide on Your Goals
What do you want from your business? Are you trying to take over the world, or do you just want stability? Do you feel strongly about being the sole decision-maker, or are you OK with sharing control?
The main goal of VC firms is to get big so they can