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1 Votes
6 Answers
1.57K Views
How to evaluate a lawyer?

The business in various stages needs to have access to legal help. In my life I have talked to many lawyers and found myself basically wondering one thing: How to evaluate a lawyer?

asked Mar 21 '12 at 11:22
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Karlson
1,779 points

1 Votes
4 Answers
1.43K Views
Do I need my own lawyer on a partnership agreement modification

Back story: I'm the majority equity and voting power holder in a multi-member LLC (Three members, I will call partnership). A year ago we had a partner's wife, who is a corporate lawyer, create a...

asked Apr 23 '13 at 03:07
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Dragonman
120 points

4 Votes
7 Answers
4.13K Views
Do I really need a NDA when talking to potential lawyers?

I've seen quite a few discussions on non-disclosure agreements, but not really for when you are approaching a potential lawyer to work with. Yet, I was advised by a friend to bring a NDA, the first...

asked Dec 3 '11 at 01:52
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Claudia
52 points

3 Votes
8 Answers
4.97K Views
Is a lawyer needed to draft an NDA?

Do I need a lawyer to write up a non-disclosure agreement? If so how much should this cost on average? It is a small company and it would be beneficial for them if I did not bring this to other...

asked May 2 '12 at 04:45
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Peter Chapman
16 points

45 Votes
12 Answers
7.22K Views
Acquisition interest in my part-time startup

I work as a software engineer at Big Software Company X, and have been hacking away on the side at my own mobile app for the past 2 years, which is publicly available. It does decently well,...

asked Feb 7 '11 at 13:22
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Anon
228 points

2 Votes
5 Answers
1.09K Views
Where can I find a lawyer that specializes in Internet startups?

I've been searching and kind find anything. I have a social networking site with a commerce component to it. I need a lawyer to help draft a terms of services agreement and to ensure that I am...

asked Apr 29 '11 at 05:02
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Mo Green
11 points

1 Votes
3 Answers
1.36K Views
Who prepares the cap table for a startup seeking financing?

Just curious: for the startups here, who prepared your cap table--the Excel spreadsheet showing ownership of your equity, and reflecting conversions of debt, future financings, etc.? You (your...

asked Dec 18 '11 at 09:20
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User6492
1,747 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
803 Views
Benefits of using a formation website

There are a number of formation websites. (ie http://www.companiesmadesimple.com ). I was wondering why you would use one of them rather than just using the companies house website? (I'm based in...

asked Feb 3 '12 at 08:38
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Tom Squires
1,047 points

1 Votes
3 Answers
1.34K Views
UK Ltd company formation agent advice and pitfalls?

I am on the verge of pushing the button and incorporating my startup. I have determined that a UK Ltd company is the right corporate vehicle for me. I have also decided to use a formation service...

asked Jun 9 '11 at 23:51
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Paperjam
394 points

4 Votes
7 Answers
2.58K Views
How do you find good professional help? (Lawyers, Accountants, Graphic Designers, etc)

Business accounting and legal work are mundane-but-required tasks for any startup. However, until the company is large enough to hire on dedicated staff for that work, how do you find qualified...

asked Oct 16 '09 at 05:02
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Marcus L
21 points

75 Votes
11 Answers
14.6K Views
I build good products, but can't get anyone to use them. What should I do?

I am a web developer. In the last year and a half, I've been working on several ideas, one after the other. I found that as much as I enjoy developing them, in the end, I keep bumping my head...

asked Apr 16 '11 at 17:06
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Vondip
584 points

0 Votes
2 Answers
2.09K Views
How do I get products for an eCommerce website?

I'm working on an eCommerce project from past few months. Now I want to buy the products from a supplier. I don't have an idea about from where to find suppliers. Is there any source which provides...

asked Jun 10 '14 at 07:36
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Sky Buzz
36 points

1 Votes
4 Answers
1.59K Views
Should I, as the founder of a company, have to draw a minimum wage?

I have started a company with 2 other co-founders in the US and own 40% of the company. I am the only employee on record as the CEO of the company. My lawyer insists that I should draw a minimum...

asked Dec 6 '12 at 03:47
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Edupreneur
6 points

0 Votes
1 Answers
46 Views
Is it possible for CEO to retain a majority of shares, but share a fair amount of profit with the team? Are there precedents?

Background: I am currently working in a medium-sized company (~50 employees) in a team of 7 members. Our team has grown to the size where we want to part ways from the mother company and form a...

asked Apr 22 '20 at 10:05
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technical_guy
1 point

9 Votes
6 Answers
2.47K Views
Finding a good lawyer / accountant for my startup

I have been told that deciding how and when to incorporate my startup is best answered by speaking to an accountant or lawyer about my individual needs. Besides relying on referrals, how can I...

asked Dec 9 '10 at 00:29
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B. Kennedy
66 points

5 Votes
5 Answers
1.13K Views
A lawyer offered service for equity and potentially joining the company

A lawyer offered service for equity and potentially joining the company full time as legal counsel/business dev guy. Is this reasonable? What percentage of the company should I offer him? It's a...

asked Jul 1 '11 at 09:50
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Jirad
105 points

8 Votes
3 Answers
1.31K Views
I got a lawyer email... should I even reply to this?

I got the followig message enclosed in an attached pdf file. I did some background research and the firm seems legit. Dear Mr. Vadoff Our law firm represents a client who prefers to remain...

asked Aug 17 '11 at 07:58
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Vadoff
143 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
1.72K Views
How to do without a lawyer when launching your SaaS startup?

There are several things that are needed for a SaaS startup from a legal standpoint: Privacy policy Terms of service Contracts How can a bootstrap startup do these without spending money on a...

asked Aug 29 '14 at 15:55
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John Jackson
7 points

88 Votes
16 Answers
16.9K Views
Is hiring average programmers worse than staying solo?

I have a reasonably successful SaaS, which is pretty much a one-man show; I always wanted a co-founder but never found the right person. It's been running for a number of years now, growing...

asked May 26 '11 at 20:54
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J22
543 points

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2 Answers
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What are some of the potential market sizing techniques for a rather unconventional idea (app for something which is not online)?

What are some of the potential market sizing techniques for a rather unconventional idea (app for something which is not online)?

asked Mar 21 '20 at 06:12
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Vipin Kv
1 point