The CARES Act for Startups and Small Businesses

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.

The Anatomy of an App Development Agreement

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.

The Anatomy of a SaaS Sales Agreement

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.

Growing your Business: HR and Employment Regulations and Policies

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.

Money Talks: Venture Capital Fundraising vs. Bootstrapping

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.