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23138 Astrella Q4Blog12 ValuationStandards Final

Overview of Business Valuation Standards

The value of a business can be determined in many ways, each with its own set of standards and expectations. However, understanding and adhering to the right business valuation standards is essential for making well-informed decisions about a company’s worth. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of business valuation standards, discuss the International Valuation…

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What Do You Need to Know About Startup Fundraising?

Every entrepreneur knows that having the right resources and capital is essential for turning a business idea into a successful reality. Startup fundraising is the process of securing funds to launch and grow a venture, and it can be both daunting and rewarding. This article will discuss the different types of funding sources available to…

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What is Series C Funding?

Are you looking to take your business to the next level? One of the most common ways to do this is through Series C Funding. This type of equity financing typically follows an initial public offering and can provide a great opportunity for businesses that are ready for growth. In this article, we’ll explore Series…

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What Are Secondary Markets and Secondary Market Transactions

The secondary markets have become increasingly important, providing investors and companies with new opportunities to buy and sell assets. From stocks and bonds to derivatives and commodities, the secondary market offers a platform for traders to transact in real-time while taking advantage of price fluctuations. This article will explore the types of transactions that occur…

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What Is the QSBS Tax Benefit?

The qualified small business stock (QSBS) tax benefit can be an attractive option for those looking to invest in small businesses. This federal tax incentive allows individuals who support in QSBS to exclude up to 100% of their gain from taxation when it is held for more than five years. Investing through QSBS can be…

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The Big Guide to Pitching Investors

Raising capital is an essential part of building any successful startup. In order to make the journey from idea to product, having access to sufficient funds is critical. But with the current competitive market for investments, it can be daunting for entrepreneurs and startups to secure the funding they need. This guide aims to give…

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What is an Option Pool?

When a company is looking to attract and retain top talent, one of the tools that can be used is an option pool. An option pool is a type of compensation offering employees options in stocks or other equity-like instruments. This practice has grown increasingly popular, as it can reward both the employer and employee…

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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…

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How Does Cliff Vesting Work?

Cliff vesting has become an increasingly popular way of providing employee benefits to those willing to commit to a company for a set amount of time. This type of vesting can be used for retirement plans, stock options, and other types of benefits that require employees to remain with the company for a specific period…

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What Are Capital Gains and How Should You Navigate Them?

Capital gains are essential to investing, and understanding how to use them to your advantage is key to successful financial planning. In this article, we’ll discuss capital gains, how to calculate them, strategies to reduce liability, and how capital gains can be used in retirement planning and real estate investments. We will also look at…

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