On March 27, 2020 – reacting to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Title 1 of the CARES Act is aimed at assisting small and medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic. This post will give you a high level overview of the CARES Act for Startups and Small Businesses.
Early stage companies often employ the help of a a third-party application or web development firm to build the first versions of their products, eventually hand-off to an in-house team, or offer continuous maintenance service. Regardless of the arrangement, there should be a clear agreement in place between the hiring company and the app development firm outlining specifics.
Many of the companies you interact with every day either own, or are, subsidiaries of another company. For example, Alphabet Inc. is the parent company, and Google is a subsidiary. This post will give you a high level overview of corporate subsidiaries.
If you’re selling a Software as a Service (SaaS) products, your customers should be signing an agreement with you. This is not just a formality to make you look legitimate. This agreement should outline what services you’re providing, what services you’re NOT providing, outlining warranties, limiting liabilities, and overall – protecting you AND your customers.
You’ve raised funding, and you’re off to the races. Your company is growing quickly, and you’re steadily hiring more full-time employees. This post will give you a high level overview of what internal policies you should have, and what federal and local laws you must follow when hiring full time employees.
In the D.C. area – the startup scene is emerging and expanding rapidly, but government contracting (GovCon) is the main business for technology companies. If you’re new to the GovCon space, this article will give you a high level overview of 5 things you need to know.
If your startup is a C Corporation – you should familiarize yourself with Corporate Governance. This post will give you a high level overview of what you need to know and do.
Public Benefit Corporations (PBC) are becoming more and more common. But what are they? Are they non-profits? Are they corporations? The answer is – they’re a bit of both. This post will give you a high level overview of 5 things you need to know about PBC’s.
Starting and running a company is not easy or cheap. You have options for funding – the most common of which are Venture Capital (VC) Fundraising or Bootstrapping (bankrolling yourself). Both have their pro’s, con’s, payouts, and drawbacks – and this post is here to give you a high level overview of what to think about when making the decision.