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R&D Credit – Startups Save on Taxes

The Research and Experimentation Tax Credit, also known as the Research and Development (R&D) credit, is one of the most misunderstood parts of the U.S. tax code. The credit is over 30 years old, but has never been made permanent and, over its many renewals, new rules and regulations have been tacked on. Though the […]

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Freemium Payments

Wait, “Freemium” is happening in the world of Payments? What? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Where are the hidden fees? Where are the ads? How much is this actually going to cost us?? None, nowhere, nothing. Or at least that’s what Braintree is trying to tell us. I wrote a little while back about what I […]

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Creating a “Fundable” Pro Forma

A good financial model, or “Pro Forma” is one of the essential elements needed to raise capital.  It is a key communication to investors detailing how the company will scale.  An entrepreneur armed with the numeric understanding of how and when his company will achieve $100 million will clearly be a stronger candidate than one […]

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Building a Quality Kickstarter Campaign

Borrowing largely from the multitude of kickstarter campaigns and tutorials, we thought we should put together an overview of Kickstarter as a funding source and knowing what to do to ensure it’s a profitable experience. For an overview, there are a few quick keys to a successful and profitable kickstarter campaign: 1) Campaign properly with […]

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