You are here:
Blogs and Articles

Employee Equity and Management

23138 Astrella Q4Blog5 EarlyStockOption Final

Can I Exercise Stock Options Early (and Should I)?

Exercising stock options early can be a great way to maximize your return on investment, but it isn’t always the right decision. In this article, we will discuss the potential benefits and risks of exercising stock options early and guide alternative strategies when early exercise is unavailable. You will better understand the tax implications and…

Read more
23138 Astrella Q4Blog1 5MistakesStockOptions Final

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Issuing Stock Options

When rewarding key personnel, stock options have become increasingly popular. Not only are stock options a great way to incentivize and retain employees, but they can also give the company additional capital resources should they decide to exercise the option. However, companies make some common mistakes when issuing stock options. In this article, we’ll discuss…

Read more
23138 Astrella Q4BlogRefresh ESPOnboarding Final

What Is an Employee Stock Plan and How Do I Onboard Employees?

Employee stock plans are a great way for organizations to reward and retain top talent while giving employees a sense of ownership. These plans provide many benefits, such as helping attract new hires, motivating current employees, and offering potential tax savings. But before offering an employee stock plan, you need to understand all the legal…

Read more
23138 Astrella Q4Blog11 Educate About Equity R1 V1

How Can I Educate My Employees About Their Equity Benefits?

Are you looking to provide equity benefits but unsure how to educate your employees best? Equity benefits are essential to any employee compensation package, but many employers struggle with understanding the legal and regulatory requirements associated with offering them. This article will explore the different types of equity benefits, the importance of setting up an…

Read more
23138 Astrella Q4Blog8 Employee Stock Opts vs Management Buyouts R1 V1

What’s the Difference Between Employee Stock Option Plans and Management Buyouts?

When it comes to corporate restructuring, companies have two popular options: Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs) and Management Buyouts (MBOs). While these two methods are commonly used, their differences can be challenging to understand. This article will explore the similarities and differences between ESOPs and MBOs, weighing their advantages and disadvantages for organizations or individuals.…

Read more
stock options

Stock Options 101: A Primer from early stage to late-stage private companies

Stock options are a powerful tool for startups to access capital, attract, retain talent, and manage equity. With the right strategy, stock options can drive significant growth and success for startup businesses. In this article, we will explore the basics of stock options in startups, their different types and legal implications, the benefits they offer,…

Read more
ESPP

What Is an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)? Top 5 Benefits of Joining

Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPPs) are a benefit companies offer their employees. ESPPs present a unique opportunity to buy company stock at a discounted rate, with the possibility of tax advantages. By participating in these plans, employees become investors in their employer’s success, making ESPPs a valuable inclusion in compensation packages. This article will break…

Read more
equity management

A Startup Guide to Equity Management

Equity investments provide essential capital for growth and expansion, attract top talent through stock-based compensation, and position your business for potential future funding rounds or lucrative exit opportunities. They also come with great responsibility to manage and track that equity accurately. If you’re new to equity management, this article will provide you with the basics:…

Read more
stock options astrella

Stock Options vs. RSUs: What’s the Difference?

Regarding employee rewards and incentives, stock options and RSUs are two of the most popular choices for employers. But what are the key differences between them? This article will provide an in-depth comparison of stock options and RSUs, exploring their tax implications, vesting schedules, and when to exercise stock options. We’ll also summarize the main…

Read more