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How Startup Founder Stock Often Triggers Unnecessary Personal Tax Hits

<i>“It’s a secret, but no secret</i> <i><br>It’s a rule, but no rule”</i><br>“Cooksferry Queen” by Richard Thompson<p>It feels like once or twice a day I speak with a startup that has tripped over a seemingly invisible rule applicable to founder equity: the founders and early employees/advisors in startups really need to …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it’s often thought that you need a significant amount of capital to start a business, this isn’t always the case.<p>Yes, many successful companies were launched with a significant amount of funding, but it’s important to realize that …

Venture Capital

I Almost Let My Failed Startup Destroy Me

After struggling for a few years, my startup Pathfinder is closing its doors. But this article is not about our startup failure and the mistakes we …


Inventors of better laptop battery sidestep reluctant manufacturers

Tim Sherstyuk is trying to lend a little attitude to his invention. He's even wearing Ray-Ban-style sunglasses, shades of the Energizer Bunny.<p>In the short promotional video, Mr. Sherstyuk is plugging Battery Box, an external battery that will give additional life to laptops and smartphones. The …