In this podcast you will learn why C-Corporations are the vehicle of choice for tech startups in Silicon Valley and the tech sector. You’ll learn why it doesn’t make sense to operate as an S-Corporation, or an LLC, and how you can escape paying taxes when you sell your C-Corporation shares.
If you ever wondered how share prices were determined on the stock market, this podcast might be for you. In this podcast David Smith episodes explains how the price of a stock is driven by the value of the company, which is driven by the company’s earnings. David goes on to explain how dividends, the balance sheet, economic forces of supply and demand, future expectations and predictions, information about the public and its prospects, market momentum, merger & acquisition activity and market volatility each drive the share price.
Patents that were not designed for litigation or licensing may still hold some potential for monetization if they have open continuations that can be built into bulletproof portfolios that will stand up in court.
This podcast explains how the SVBS Milestone Progress system is combined with expert advice and mentoring to help entrepreneurs hit milestones, get their startups on track and drive them toward profitability or exit in the form of an IPO or acquisition.
The powers of shareholders, the board of directors, officers, the CEO and how decisions are made in startups and other companies.
Learn about contract law and how to write your own contracts using cases involving Elvis Presley and real-world examples.
Why it’s not easy to collect patent license fees and what it takes to be successful in patent licensing.
Former Apple World Marketing Manager, David Smith explains how to build your elevator pitch, your core value proposition, how to build a brand and change your brand image.
Momentum is critical for success in business, especially in the fast moving tech sector. Recognizing this and figuring out how to generate positive momentum can make the difference between your venture winding up in a painful shutdown or reaching a profitable IPO.
How angel investors work, how they syndicate investments and how they structure their investments as convertible notes or preferred stock rounds of financing. David Smith presents materials from the Silicon Valley Business School Raising Finance for Startups course and explains how he managed to raise more than $20m from angel investors in one of his previous startups.