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23138 Astrella Q4Blog12 What is a 409A R1 V1

What is a 409A and When Do You Need One?

When running a business, understanding the rules and regulations of taxes is essential. Internal Revenue Code Section 409A (IRC 409A) is integral to this knowledge base, as it governs non-qualified deferred compensation. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what a 409A is, how to define non-qualified deferred compensation, the regulations outlined in IRC 409A, determining…

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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…

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23138 Astrella Q4Blog10 Series B Funding R1 V1

What Is Series B Funding?

Venture capital investing is an essential source of financing for startups and small businesses. Series B funding is the next step after a successful Series A round and can provide the capital needed to take a business to the next level. In this article, we will explore all aspects of Series B funding, including critical…

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23138 Astrella Q4Blog9 Plan For Your Exit R1 V1

How to Plan For Your Exit

If you are a business owner, there comes a time when you will need to consider an exit strategy. Planning for an exit is not as simple as deciding to close shop and walk away; it requires careful consideration of your goals and financial position, understanding the risks and rewards associated with each option, and…

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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.…

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23138 Astrella Q4Blog7 Manage Equity When Hiring international Employees R1 V1

How to Manage Equity When Hiring International Employees

Hiring international employees is a great way to bring new perspectives and skill sets to your team, but it also comes with unique legal and financial considerations. From understanding labor laws and visa requirements to evaluating compensation packages and equity programs, managing international employees requires careful planning. This article will provide readers with the information…

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23138 Astrella Q4Blog6 Fix a Broken Cap Table R1 V1

How to Fix a Broken Cap Table

Having a well-maintained and accurate cap table is essential for any business. A cap table is a record of the ownership of a company and its associated equity, including all the related details. Without an updated cap table, getting an accurate picture of the company’s finances can be difficult. This article provides a comprehensive guide…

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23138 Astrella Q4Blog5 What is an LLC R1 V1

What Is an LLC and How is it Different from other Corporations?

Are you considering forming a business and wondering if an LLC is the right choice? Understanding the ins and outs of LLCs will help you decide if they are the best fit for your business. This article explores the basics of LLCs, including their distinguishing features, advantages, and disadvantages. We’ll also provide resources to help…

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23138 Astrella Q4Blog4 Company Stock Acquisition R1 V1

What Happens to Company Stock in the Event of an Acquisition?

Mergers and acquisitions are a common occurrence in the world of business. Still, it can be challenging for those unfamiliar with the process to understand what happens to company stock during such an event. This article explains the definition of an acquisition, its implications for shareholders, and potential effects on stock prices. It advises investors…

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23138 Astrella Q4Blog3 1099 b R1 V1

What Is IRS Form 1099-B?

Are you a business owner or investor recently selling stocks, bonds, and other securities? If so, you may be required to file IRS Form 1099-B. This form reports proceeds from barter exchanges and stocks, bonds, and other securities sales. In this blog post, we’ll explore the purpose of this form, who must file it, what…

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