Series: Crowdfunding 2015 What role does an intermediary play in crowdfunding? The “Crowdfunding from the Intermediary’s Perspective” webinar features three top experts in the crowdfunding space who will discuss what an intermediary will provide that could play a crucial role … Continue reading →
A recent decision by Judge Jacqueline P. Cox in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) sets a precedent in the Seventh Circuit for the appropriate rate of post-petition interest for unsecured creditors in Chapter … Continue reading →
Series: Business Borrowing Basics 2015 If you’re planning to start a business or expand an existing business, you might need financing help. SBA participates in a number of loan programs designed for business owners who may have trouble qualifying for … Continue reading →
Series: Real Estate Dumbed Down 2015 A popular investment option is real estate. Like the adage says, “they’re not making any more.” There are a variety of classes of real estate that one can invest in, including retail, office buildings, … Continue reading →
Silicon valley is not the only place budding startups are blossoming. A new emerging market for startups can be found in Africa – particularly in Nigeria and Kenya. While still relatively small, and growing, Africa is looking for venture capital … Continue reading →
The Illinois Supreme Court voted unanimously on Friday, May 8, to strike down a pension reform law that was passed in 2013 aimed at addressing the state’s burgeoning public pension debts. The law would have made changes to cost of … Continue reading →
A fairly recent special report from Preqin, a data and intelligence provider for the alternative asset industry, found that liquid alternative investment products outperformed alternative investment managers, such as hedge funds in 2014. Read more here.
The JOBS Act of 2012 was intended to help small businesses and startups grow and create jobs by, among other things, creating a new class of issuer, the “Emerging Growth Company,” and treating this class favorably compared to other pre-Act … Continue reading →
Shark Tank is a very popular show. It supposedly draws back the curtain on the behind the scenes wheeling-and-dealing between the entrepreneur and the angel investor. Read more here.
In the months, even years, before selling a business, there are certain steps that a business owner can take to maximize sale price. These can range from financial housekeeping (i.e. consider whether audited financial statements should be paid for) to … Continue reading →