Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporating As An LLC Versus A Corporation

So, your business is growing and you’ve decided you need to put some financial protections in place to help keep your company safe and to minimize your own personal risk of financial liability. It’s time to incorporate. Now you have a choice to make that could have lasting ramifications for the future of your business. Which entity is right for you? The two main entity options available to you are the Limited Read More

5 Key Components To Help Your Business Attract Venture Capital Investors

There is no way around it. If you want your startup business to succeed you are going to need funds to make it happen. You could have the best idea ever thought of, but if you can’t find a way to get some capital to help your idea grow then it probably isn’t going anywhere. Venture capital can be a very appealing way to quickly gather early-stage cash to fund and nurture the growth of your business venture. Also Read More

Five Key Components of a Solid Business Contract

When running a business, it is important to understand that all agreements need to be governed by a contract. Having a contract in place is essential, but not all contracts are created equal. Whenever writing a contract, or having one written, make sure you have each of the following essential components to avoid problems down the road. Clear Language Despite what you may see on television shows, contracts Read More

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Equity Funding for Your Business

Growing your business is an exciting process and one that can provide you with many long-term rewards. In almost all cases, however, you will need capital in order to fund the growth… and it has to come from somewhere. In most cases you can either finance the growth through the use of debt or equity. Each of these options has its advantages and disadvantages, and here we will look specifically at equity funding for Read More

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Funding Your Business Through Debt

If you own a business, you know that there are times when the company needs extra capital. It could be to help get through a difficult time, to engage in rapid growth, or any number of other circumstances. The two most common options you will have available to raise the money are taking on equity financing, where you give up a certain percentage of ownership in the company, or debt. These can both be valuable Read More

Four Questions to Consider Before You Decide to Sell Your Business

Thinking about selling your business? This is an exciting time and an opportunity to cash in the hard work you’ve put in over the years.  But, there are many important details that you must consider. If you’re contemplating the sale of your business, here are four issues to consider. Is Now the Right Time to Sell? Timing the sale of a business can be very tricky. The key to a great exit is to demonstrate growth Read More

Sell Big: How to Maximize the Value of Your Business Before You Sell

If you are considering selling your business, you obviously want to get the most money for it. But don’t want to wait until it’s too late to begin thinking about this process - it’s a process that typically takes years. Here are five ways to begin. Demonstrate Profitability The first thing a buyer will look at is your business’s profitability and the cash flow that the business produces to its owner. A Read More

Buying a Business? Here Are Five Key Questions to Ask the Seller

Buying a business is a huge decision and it’s important to get it right. There’s a lot that goes into the process, but one important step is having a conversation with the seller. In this blog entry, we highlight five questions that you should ask the seller. His or her answers will help you gain a more complete understanding of the business and its value. Why Are You Selling Now? This is a critically Read More

Need Funding? Four Ways to Raise Capital for Your Business

Let’s be honest - if everyone had all the money they needed to start their own business, nearly everyone would do it.  Most likely, however, you’re a solo innovator or motivated team eager to bring your ideas to the world, and now you need the startup funds to make it happen. Even if you’re already an established business and you’re looking to expand to a new market or introduce a new product line, you may find Read More

Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2015

Stan is honored to be selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Stars of Colorado (2015 Edition) for the fourth year in a row.  Stan has been selected for his excellence in the practice of Mergers & Acquisitions. The Rising Stars selection process includes peer nominations and independent research of candidates.  While up to 5% of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5% Read More