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

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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: 2611

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!

Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Author: Vassallo, Walter

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522505695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2096

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.

Commercialization Secrets for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Michael Szycher

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315353032

Category: Medical

Page: 558

View: 2912

Commercializing a knowledge-based product or service requires a realistic, methodical approach combined with a great deal of perseverance. Commercialization Secrets for Scientists and Engineers serves as a high-level guide to answering key questions and critical issues that confront founding entrepreneurs on their quest to commercialize their knowledge-based innovations. It highlights the unique problems shared by all technologists across knowledge-intensive fields and how to overcome the most predictable obstacles faced by technology entrepreneurs. It demystifies the process of commercializing advanced products that require a high degree of specialized knowledge. Typically, these are "disruptive technologies" with the potential to revolutionize whole industries. The book simplifies the launch of high-tech ventures such as pharmaceuticals, genetic and biotechnology products, wireless devices, fuel cells, and minimally invasive medical devices. Additionally, it will help readers bring their disruptive technologies to profitability.

The JOBS Act

Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups

Author: William Michael Cunningham

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 143024755X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 3907

On April 5, 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, better known as the JOBS Act. The act is designed to “reopen American capital markets to small companies,” defined in the act as Emerging Growth Companies. This is one of the most significant legislative initiatives in finance since the Securities and Exchange Acts of 1933 and 1934, and it opens up funding to a slew of companies previously shut out of the capital markets. Here’s the good news: Small businesses and startups will be able to raise up to $1 million in equity (or debt) funding online via what are called Crowdfunding Platforms—online communities and websites. Imagine an eBay-like site that allows you to post your idea for a commercial venture online and then allows investors to purchase equity shares or stakes in it. As one journalist put it, it’s “social media meets venture capital.” How can you get in on the new funding opportunities? That’s what The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups is all about. Investment expert William Michael Cunningham shows how the new law will enable you to use the internet to raise significant amounts of capital funding for your startup. After discussing briefly the development and implementation of the law, what it means, and how it will impact the business startup marketplace, he delivers the nuts and bolts of how to take advantage of the JOBS Act to access new sources of capital for your small business or startup. As you’ll see, the act has the power to unleash a new wave of innovation, increase employment, and set many more average entrepreneurs and investors on the road to wealth. Not just for entrepreneurs, The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups will benefit investors, securities lawyers, community development specialists, educators, venture capitalists, and those offering services in the new crowdfunding arena. It is, simply, the most current and most comprehensive compendium of information on the law and its impact on this new market. What you’ll learn What the JOBS Act is and why it’s needed The JOBS Act’s definition of ”crowdfunding,” “crowdfunding platforms,” and “emerging growth companies” How to get up to $1 million through crowdfunding The risks and rewards of taking advantage of JOBS Act How to stay on the right side of the law when soliciting funds How to identify and deal with reliable crowdfunding platforms and companies How businesses owned by women and minorities can raise new capital, as well as those now shut out of the capital markets (restaurants, day-care centers and others ignored by finicky venture capitalists and skittish bankers) How investors can identify opportunities, avoid fraud, perform due diligence, and then make an intelligent investment Who this book is for The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups is for people who are wondering how the JOBS Act can help them finance their dreams, for the small-business executive seeking capital, for the community development executive seeking to finance community businesses, and for executives at large companies wondering about the impact the act might have on their firm. It’s also for investors who need to understand the risks involved in buying equity in small firms, angels and venture capitalists who must understand the nature of the new kid on the funding block, and securities lawyers and other advisors and consultants to start ups. The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups is an excellent choice for people who need to understand the nuts and bolts of new business opportunities that will be generated by the Act. Table of ContentsIntroduction The JOBS Act represents a fundamental change in the business financing environment. Many companies previously blocked out of the market will now be able to obtain funding. This could and should lead to many more business success stories, as well as many more product and service “disruptions” across the board. The introduction will review the history of the Act, noting who wrote it and outlining the legislative players and timeline as well as their overall expectations. Part I: Summary of the JOBS Act Part I covers the basic thrust of the law and what it hopes to accomplish. Chapter 1: The Act: Summary and Definitions The law targets emerging growth companies and defines them as an issuer with “total annual gross revenues of less than $1 billion” during its most recently completed fiscal year.” These firms are now exempt from certain reporting requirements.To understand the law, you must know the precise meaning of several terms, including “Emerging Growth Company” and “Crowdfunding.” In addition, it’s important to understand the set of institutional arrangements that govern the market for startup financing. Using examples, charts, and graphs, I will describe the marketplace. Chapter 2: The Startup Financing Environment: Why Now? Using information on startup business capital flows, I will describe how startups are currently financed. The impact of the financial crisis on the availability of capital for startup business financing will be described in detail. Part II: Disclosure One of the major changes promulgated by the JOBS Act is the change on financial disclosures. Startups are relieved from many of the more burdensome accounting and reporting requirements, especially requirements that are imposed by the Securities and Exchange Acts of 1933 and 1934. This section will describe these changes in detail, and provide sample before-and-after financial statements. Chapter 3: Emerging Growth Companies Emerging Growth Companies are defined as firms with less than $1 billion in revenue. This is a large and amorphous grouping. I will present charts and graphs showing the number and type of firms in this category. In addition, I will describe characteristics of companies in this group and how they might take advantage of the new law. Chapter 4: Accounting and Other Standards Accounting and other information standards and regulations have been significantly reduced for Emerging Growth Companies. This chapter will enumerate those changes. Chapter 5: Crowdfunding Crowdfunding can be described as social media–enabled business financing. Startups and others use crowd financing to raise capital for business ventures. Startups, special ventures, and small- and medium-sized businesses can all use crowdfunding. This chapter outlines the short history of crowdfunding and the huge impact the law will have. Chapter 6: Funding Portals A Funding Portal is, according to the law, “any person acting as an intermediary in a transaction involving the offer and sale of securities for the account of others, solely pursuant to section 4(6) of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77(d)(6)).” In plain English, it is a website that facilitates the creation and sale of equity (or debt) securities issued by startups. If eBay, for example, were to allow people on their site to sell shares of stock in new ventures, it would be a Funding Portal. This chapter will detail how portals operate and what it takes to become one. Part III: The Act, by Title In the final third of the book, I offer verbatim language of the JOBS Act, along with my commentary on each section. This will be important, as sometimes citizens can "set the rules" and influence the practical ways the law can be applied before regulators start codifying it. Chapter 7: Title I – Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Commentary Chapter 8: Title II – Access to Capital for Job Creators Commentary Chapter 9: Title III - Crowdfunding Commentary Chapter 10: Title IV – Small Company Capital Formation Commentary Chapter 11: Title V - Private Company Flexibility and Growth Commentary Chapter 12: Title VI – Capital Expansion Commentary Chapter 13: Title VII - Outreach Commentary Appendix Crowdfunding sites

Accredited Investor Crowdfunding: A Practical Guide for Technology Executives and Entrepreneurs

Author: Thomas E. Vass

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622877233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 82

View: 6982

The purpose of this book is to describe how an established technology company or an entrepreneur can use crowdfunding to raise capital from accredited investors. The book is targeted to small private technology companies, usually with less than 10 employees, and with more than 3 years of operational experience. Within the category of equity crowdfunding, there is a sub-category called "accredited investor" crowdfunding, characterized by investments made by investors who expect a profit, and generally will continue to support the enterprise over a longer period of time than the venture capitalist. Generally, the goal for the amount raised would be around $1 million. As is the case for most of the Reg D capital raised in 2012, the use of the capital is for business growth and expansion, in such items as new staff, sales and marketing, and new capital equipment. From a technological point of view, the capital would generally be used to improve an existing product or service, called a sustaining innovation. The book covers the steps and executive or entrepreneur follows to prepare and execute a crowdfunding project. It provides a detailed analysis of the 10 accredited investor crowdfunding websites currently in operation. This book is not about donor-based crowdfunding, or its near cousin, non-accredited investor crowdfunding. This book is intended for CEOs of technology companies and technology entrepreneurs who would like to learn more about this new technique of raising capital.

Africa: Continent of Economic Opportunity

Author: David Fick

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 1919855475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 2122

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.

Smart Power in United States-China Relations

Author: CSIS Commission on China,Carola McGiffert

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 9780892065738

Category: Political Science

Page: 31

View: 5935

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: INIAP Archivo Historico

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