Regulation A+

How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Author: Paul Getty,Dinesh Gupta,Robert R. Kaplan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430257326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 3978

Discover how to raise money under new provisions in the recently enacted JOBS Act. Regulation A+: How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors will guide and advise executives of emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, financial advisers, venture capitalists, investment bankers, securities lawyers, finance and MBA students, and others on how to raise up to $50 million a year through streamlined regulations. Signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, Title IV of the JOBS Act amends the 1930s-era Regulation A, making it far easier for businesses to raise growth capital through public offerings. It is, in effect, a new type of IPO but with much less regulation and cost. Regulation A+: How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors spells out new processes that can and will have a dramatic impact on how companies obtain growth capital to create new jobs and bolster returns for investors. Some financial gurus believe that the new law, dubbed Regulation A+ due to the enhancements, will usher in a revolutionary period of growth and innovation comparable to our largest past economic expansions. To date, much of the commentary on the JOBS Act has focused on Title III, which allows broader use of crowdfunding to raise up to $1 million per year. However, many entrepreneurs and economists believe that new changes to Regulation A will have a much greater impact on innovation and job creation. The best part? Regulation A+ lifts many constraints on soliciting funds and trading new stock issues. Among other things, readers of this book will learn how to take advantage of these provisions: Regulation A+ permits companies to raise up to $50 million, a tenfold increase over the old limit of $5 million, and much more than the crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act ($1 million). Regulation A+ allows companies to market IPOs to more people than just accredited investors and makes it easier to get the word out on offerings. Regulation A+ allows certain companies to avoid the SEC periodic reporting regimen (Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Form 8-K, and proxy statements), provided that the number of shareholders is kept below revised thresholds. Regulation A+ exempts certain companies from many onerous and costly compliance requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley. In short, Regulation A+ greatly simplifies the capital-raising process, making it easier to grow companies, create jobs, and reward investors.

Real Estate Tax Deferral Strategies Utilizing the Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)

Author: Paul M. Getty

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 9781483591872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 7562

Discover how to obtain tax-deferred income and avoid taxes on capital gains. Real estate investments are a key source of wealth creation and a preferred source of income generation for millions of investors. Author Paul Getty has worked with thousands of real estate investors who have taken advantage of special tax benefits available to real estate investors that allow them to defer taxes and retain more funds for future investments. This book provides investors with his experience and insights in the following areas: - How the 1031 Exchange can turbocharge both monthly income and long-term wealth creation - How to obtain stable tax-sheltered income without management hassles - Why the Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) has emerged as one of the fastest growing real estate investment sectors - How to find, evaluate, and compare DSTs - Tips on selecting investment professionals Since being approved by the IRS in 2004, the DST has steadily grown in popularity. In contrast to stocks and bonds, income from DSTs can be offset with depreciation and expense write-offs that are unique to real estate investments, thereby allowing investors to realize higher after-tax income. Furthermore, any realized gains upon sale can be reinvested tax-free into new like-kind investments via a 1031 Exchange rather than be lost forever to federal and state taxes. Savvy investors have discovered that by avoiding taxes they can more rapidly build their net worth. Finally, upon the death of the investor, real estate gains realized over a lifetime of 1031 Exchanges can be transferred to their heirs with little to no tax consequences!

The JOBS Act

Crowdfunding Guide to Small Businesses and Startups

Author: William Michael Cunningham

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484224094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 2543

The second edition of this book shows how full implementation of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act by the SEC in 2016 enables entrepreneurs and SME executives to leverage crowdfunding platforms to raise significant amounts of capital for their startups and small-to-medium–sized businesses. The unprecedented fundraising opportunities contained in the hundreds of pages of new SEC rules have generated tremendous excitement in the startup, small business, angel investing, and venture capital worlds—tempered by uncertainty about the correct interpretation of the rules and the compliance risks implicit in them.In The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding Guide for Small Businesses and Startups, 2nd Edition, crowdfunding pioneer William Michael Cunningham trawls the hundreds of pages of new rules for the essential takeaways and practical tips on successfully tapping the new crowdfunding sources that the JOBS Act opens up to small businesses and startups, while complying with new SEC regulations in the least burdensome way. The 2nd edition of The JOBS Act delivers the following new material: Updates and augments the 1st edition with description, analysis, and discussion of post-2012 SEC rules and forms implementing the JOBS Act Focuses on the final SEC rules that implement Title III (“Regulation Crowdfunding”) and Title IV (“Regulation A+”) to make the JOBS Act a practical fundraising vehicle for small business and startups Presents case studies of successful JOBS Act-compliant crowdfunding campaigns Tips readers to the opportunities, loopholes, and hazards in the hundreds of pages of new SEC rules that crowdfunders need know to maximize their fundraising success and avoid inadvertent non-compliance Deploys new graphical analysis tools and financial models summarizing and comparing characteristics of various equity-based and donation-based crowdfunding campaigns Reviews and describes significant Title III offerings and highlights relevant Title IV offerings Lists all SEC/FINRA-approved equity crowdfunding platforms (“funding portals”) Describes Title VII and provides crowdfunding-pertinent information on the new Offices of Women and Minority Inclusion at twenty-nine federal agencies Who This Book Is For Entrepreneurs and small business owners who wish to leverage the JOBS Act to crowdfund their enterprises. The secondary readerships are investors, angels, venture capitalists, securities lawyers, community development specialists, and visitors to crowdfunding platforms, which are required under the JOBS Act to demonstrate to the SEC and FINRA that they are proactively providing educational resources to potential crowdfunders.

Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Author: Vassallo, Walter

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522505695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6357

Business systems undergo a number of transitions as the needs and demands of society change. With heightened connectivity driven by the development of the Internet, new opportunities for venture development and creation have become available to business owners and entrepreneurs. Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research and business practices on the opportunities and benefits gained from the use of crowdfunding in modern society, discussing its socio-economic impact, in addition to its business implications. Featuring current trends and future directions for crowdfunding initiatives, this book is ideally designed for students, researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and policy makers. New financing models such as crowdfunding are democratizing access to credit, offering individuals and communities the opportunity to support, co-create, contribute and invest in public and private initiatives. This book relates to innovation in its essence to anticipate future needs and in creating new business models without losing revenue. There are tremendous unexplored opportunities in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding; two sides of the same coin that can lead to a revolution of current social and economic models. The reading of this book will provide insight on the changes taking place in crowdfunding, and offer strategic opportunities and advantages.

Social Enterprise Law

Trust, Public Benefit and Capital Markets

Author: Dana Brakman Reiser,Steven A. Dean

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019024979X

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 497

Social enterprises represent a new kind of venture, dedicated to pursuing profits for owners and benefits for society. Social Enterprise Law provides tools that will allow them to raise the capital they need to flourish. Social Enterprise Law weaves innovation in contract and corporate governance into powerful protections against insiders sacrificing goals such as environmental sustainability in the pursuit of short-term profits. Creating a stable balance between financial returns and public benefits will allow social entrepreneurs to team up with impact investors that share their vision of a double bottom line. Brakman Reiser and Dean show how novel legal technologies can allow social enterprises to access capital markets, including unconventional sources such as crowdfunding. With its straightforward insights into complex areas of the law, the book shows how a social mission can even be shielded from the turbulence of an acquisition or bankruptcy. It also shows why, as the metrics available to measure the impact of social missions on individuals and communities become more sophisticated, such legal innovations will continue to become more robust. By providing a comprehensive survey of the U.S. laws and a bold vision for how legal institutions across the globe could be reformed, this book offers new insights and approaches to help social enterprises raise the capital they need to flourish. It offers a rich guide for students, entrepreneurs, investors, and practitioners.

Japan Company Laws and Regulations Handbook

Author: Usa Ibp Usa

Publisher: Int'l Business Publications

ISBN: 1433070057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 7678

Japan Company Laws and Regulations Handbook

Africa: Continent of Economic Opportunity

Author: David Fick

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 1919855475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 5534

Divided into geographic regions and representing every African nation, this comprehensive collection of case studies explores how successful business enterprises of varying size, along with community projects, help to create jobs in Africa. A valuable guide to conducting business anywhere on the continent, this account also offers information on finding business opportunities and handling oft-encountered problems.

Crowdfund Investing For Dummies

Author: Sherwood Neiss,Jason W. Best,Zak Cassady-Dorion

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118460243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 499

The easy way to get started in crowdfund investing Crowdfund investing (CFI) is going to be the next big thing onWall Street. U.S. investment banks, brokerage houses, and lawfirms are gearing up for the creation and regulation of newfinancial products that will be available to the general publicstarting in early 2013. The introduction of these productswill revolutionize the financing of small businesses and startupsfor these key reasons: Entrepreneurs and small business owners, who have haddifficulty obtaining capital through traditional means (such asbank loans and angel investors) in recent years, will have accessto investors around the world through social media. For the first time, investors (so-called unqualifiedinvestors) will be able to purchase an equity stake in abusiness or new investment vehicle. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is overseeing thecreation of online portals that will allow entrepreneurs and smallinvestors to connect. When these portals go live in 2013,Crowdfund Investing For Dummies will be on the front line toeducate business owners, other entrepreneurs, and investorsalike. Crowdfund Investing For Dummies will walkentrepreneurs and investors, like yourself, through this newinvesting experience, beginning with explaining how and why CFIdeveloped and what the 2012 JOBS says about CFI. Entrepreneurs will find out how much funding they canrealistically raise through CFI; how to plan and launch a CFIcampaign; how to manage the crowd after a campaign is successful;and how to work within the SEC’s regulations at everystage. Investors will discover: the benefits and risks of CFI;how much they can invest; how a CFI investment may fit into abroader investment portfolio; how to provide value to the businessor project being funded; and how to bow out of an investment whenthe time is right. Crowdfund Investing For Dummies is an indispensableresource for long time investors and novice investors alike.

CrowdBureau, + Website

A Guide to the JOBS Act, Social Data and the Utilization of Crowdfunding to Benefit Investment Portfolios

Author: Kim Wales

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118936771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9486

An accessible, low-risk approach to investing via a brand new alternative investment mechanism CrowdBureau explains concepts of the rise of Crowd Finance in today's re-regulated and democratized global capital markets; how the JOBS Act is proving to be a game-changer for entrepreneurs and retail investors;and how it can benefit the portfolios of retail investors, private equity investors, angel investors, and venture capitalists while spurring innovative entrepreneur movements and social impact. Written by a securities (equity and debt) crowdfund investing industry pioneer, this book provides clear explanations of the fundamental concepts at work and the forces that will catalyze capital formation, foster transparency, and encourage market confidence. Crowd Finance, which includes Equity and Debt Crowdfunding, Peer-to Peer Lending (P2P), Liquid Alternative Funds, Pension Led Funding, and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes, is in its infancy. The book argues that Crowdfund Investing can enable an equity income approach to investing for an easy, low-risk option that balances the issue of record low yields seen in other assets like bank deposits and bonds. Several brand name private equity and hedge funds, most notably AQR, Blackstone, and Apollo Global Management, have recognized the distribution opportunities and developed vehicles aimed squarely at retail clients, with minimum investments of as low as $2,500 in some cases. The distribution opportunities for alternative vehicles targeting retail investors are potentially enormous. Approximately $19 trillion in assets is up for grabs from defined contribution (DC) pension schemes, individual retirement accounts, annuity reserves, broker-dealers, and registered investment advisers (RIAs). Readers will gain a deeper understanding of alternative investments strategies with practical guidance backed by supporting theory and the experience of a practitioner at the forefront of this burgeoning Crowdfund Investing industry. Over the last decade, the challenging economic and market background has led to lower returns and higher volatility across many asset classes. The 2012 JOBS Act—designed to bolster business growth and create jobs—reformed the Securities Act of 1933 and 1934 for small and medium-sized business owners and created an environment that supports crowdfund investment as an asset class. CrowdBureau is a comprehensive guide to the topic, providing a thorough explanation for those interested in building a more robust portfolio. Understand the fundamental principles of Crowd Investing Learn how the depressed economy and the rise of social computing affect investing Understand the interplay between collective intelligence, deliberative democracy, and consumption Discover the principles that will shape capital markets for the 21st century For many people, the objective of investing is to achieve long-term capital growth with an acceptable level of risk, and securities-based crowdfunding was designed to do just that. For investors seeking an alternative approach to the market, CrowdBureau is a detailed guide to a new method of low-risk investing.

The Future of Entrepreneurship in Latin America

Author: E. Brenes,J. Haar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137003324

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

View: 1463

This book examines the outlook for Latin American entrepreneurs in the new global environment. Using case studies from across the region, the book highlights liberalization measures nations are adopting to facilitate small and medium size enterprise (SME) creation and growth, and existing barriers that are threatening SME sector gains.

75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference

Author: Glenn Croston

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080352

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 1709

With environmental concerns a top issue for consumers everywhere, the green market is the next big boom industry for entrepreneurs looking to make money—and make a difference. Discover 75 green startup ideas in multiple industries, including eco-tourism, small wind power, green schools, water conservation landscaping, green investment consulting and more. For each business, Croston shows you the market, product to be delivered, resources needed, major hurdles ahead, competitors and strategies for success.

Smart Power in United States-China Relations

Author: CSIS Commission on China,Carola McGiffert

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 9780892065738

Category: Political Science

Page: 31

View: 2413

U.S.-China ties could have a greater impact on international affairs than any other relationship. Solving the world's most serious issues—including global financial instability, proliferation and terrorism, climate change, and energy insecurity—is difficult to envision without joint action by Beijing and Washington. In today's globalized world, transnational challenges require trans¬national solutions, especially by the most important states. U.S.-China partnership is indispensable for addressing many of the main challenges of the twenty-first century.To foster a more cooperative relationship and reduce mutual tensions, Chinese and U.S. leaders must adopt a broader conception of their nation's interests, one that includes advancing the global good as a joint means to realizing their country's own national aims. China and the United States can almost always achieve their diverse economic, security, and other objectives more effectively through cooperative use of their smart-power resources—including diplomatic, economic, military, political, and cultural tools—rather than through unilateral action. The CSIS Commission on China examined smart-power opportunities for the U.S.-China relationship, and in this report offers some recommendations. The proposals seek to help construct a new strategic framework for a cooperative U.S.-China relationship, anchored in the concept of smart power and employing clear, measurable, and enforceable goals.

Congressional Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5863

Enhancing the Performance of the Services Sector

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264010300

Category:

Page: 272

View: 4980

The services sector now accounts for over 70% of employment and value added in OECD economies. It also accounts for almost all employment growth in the OECD area. But despite its growing weight in OECD economies, productivity growth and employment ...

Markets for Managers

A Managerial Economics Primer

Author: Anthony J. Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118867955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5304

An accessible text that provides managers with a well-roundedeconomic awareness Successful managers possess an understanding of economic andmarket principles as they relate to business itself. Markets forManagers presents managerial economics in a casual, accessibleformat that will help management professionals take economicrealities into account when running their companies or divisions.The book takes a global perspective while covering the full rangeof micro- and macroeconomic principles that managers around theworld need to know. Complete with online resources that includefurther reading and a YouTube playlist, this guide puts businessmanagement practice within its economic context to produce apractical tool for managers. By understanding market operation and what might cause marketfailure, management professionals can lead companies that respondto market pressures and align operating strategies with economicrealities. Monetary and fiscal policies affect businesses of allsizes, and in Markets for Managers, business leaders canlearn how to read the ever-shifting fiscal landscape. Delivers market information tailored to managers and themanagerial decision-making process Comprehensively explains macro- and microeconomic ideas inlanguage that's accessible Provides concrete suggestions for utilizing market knowledge toimprove internal operations and align incentives Helps managers build a global view of business for optimaldecision making The practical format of Markets for Managers is perfectfor professionals and students who want to gain an appliedperspective on today's most pressing economic issues.

Setting Up a Business in Europe

Author: Corine Moriou

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749430276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 7925

A country-by-country guide to the practicalities of setting up a new business venture

Crowdfunding

A Guide to Raising Capital on the Internet

Author: Steven Dresner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118746864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1677

A groundbreaking book on the growing trend of crowdfunding Crowdfunding has gained considerable traction over the last fewyears. By combining the Internet/social media with equity-basedfinancing, it is poised to usher in a new asset class that willchange how early stage and small business financing transactionsare consummated. Author Steven Dresner, Founder and CEOof Dealflow.com, understands the nuances of how crowdfundingcan help companies gain much needed access to capital, and now heshares those insights with you. Engaging and informative, this book will serve the needs of aglobal audience comprising entrepreneurs, financiers, and otherprofessionals. It skillfully addresses the market dynamics that arecatapulting crowdfunding into the mainstream and explores essentialissues ranging from planning an online campaign, post-transactionmanagement, and business planning to securities law and taxissues. Puts the business of crowdfunding in perspective with a look atthe current marketplace, overview of important data, and legitimateconcerns Examines effective techniques for communicating with thecrowd Details equity-based financing and other sources such as debtinstruments Contains contributions from a wide array of individualsinvolved in the worlds of finance, law and accounting, socialmedia, marketing, as well as DealFlow Media's own staff Crowdfunding affords-start ups and other smaller businessesbetter access to capital via the Internet/social media. It alsoallows an investor of any size to back a business of theirchoosing. This new book will show you what this process entails andhow it can benefit everyone involved.