Entries by Jesse Jones

How to Set (and Achieve) Goals in 2019

The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a book about how to make goals and then actually achieve them. Like many of you, the Fourscore team will be setting goals for the new year, and to do that, we are working through the 4 Disciplines in order to grow and refine our business. Many business people […]

Steven Valencsin of Growers

The purpose of Client Tell is to spotlight the remarkable work of our clients, and to help businesses learn from and connect with each other. This month we sat down with entrepreneur Steven Valencsin, Founder and CEO of Growers, to learn how his Raleigh-based company is improving Precision Agriculture technology to impact farming practices around […]

Qualified Small Business Stock

One important way that business owners can mitigate capital gains taxes on stock appreciation is to utilize the qualified small business stock (“QSBS”) rule.  For many early stage founders and investors, this rule is highly advantageous because the value of their stock is often very low when it is acquired and can (hopefully) rapidly increase […]

Van Murray of AppSmart

The purpose of Client Tell is to spotlight the groundbreaking work of our clients, and to help businesses learn from and connect with each other. This time we talked with Raleigh entrepreneur Van Murray to hear how his business, AppSmart, is leading the industry and providing best-in-class tailored IT solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. […]

Buy-Sell Agreements in Partnerships

Everybody wears rose-colored glasses at the outset of a new business.  It can be uncomfortable to talk about what happens if things don’t work out between partners, but the world is an uncertain place.  In fact, one of the few things you can rely on is that handling a breakup in real-time is orders of […]

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A Guide to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

If you’re like most people, the terms blockchain, bitcoin, and cryptocurrency bring back the same sensation you may have felt when taking a high school vocabulary test – you probably heard the words before, but you cannot exactly place what they mean. Read our Guide to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency to gain a working understanding of why they’re important. Download […]

Josh Alballero of IOOGO

The purpose of Client Tell is to spotlight the incredible work of our clients, and to help businesses learn from and connect with each other. We sat down with Josh Alballero, Co-Founder and CEO of IOOGO, a software development company that is simplifying the home tax filing process. Read how this startup is revolutionizing the […]

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Reducing Taxes for Business Owners

As the fall is quickly approaching, the time is now to consider tax strategies to reduce your obligation. Although many business owners start trying to figure out their taxes around February or early April, by using the tax-loss harvesting technique months in advance, you can both reduce your tax liability and get a head start […]

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What is a Profits Interest?

While corporations are able to offer shareholders an equity stake in their business in the form of stock options, limited liability companies (LLCs) taxed as partnerships are more restricted in their ability to provide equity compensation. A stock option is essentially the right to purchase a share of stock in the future at today’s price, […]