goals in 2019

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…

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…

Free Download: A Guide to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

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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…

Reducing Taxes for Business Owners

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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…

What is a Profits Interest?

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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…

How to Issue Stock Options in an S Corp

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Can you do it? Yes. But let’s start with some background info. One thing that many people do not realize is that the S corporation is simply a tax designation that founders may make upon incorporating their business.  From a state perspective,…

Super-Simple Entity Formation Checklist

An entrepreneur who is ready to take the first step in starting a new business should set up a new entity before doing much of anything else. Here is a quick entity formation checklist to help guide entrepreneurs on taking that first real…

How to Fund A Startup Business: Debt Financing

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As an entrepreneur, one of the first questions you thought about (or likely will think about) is arguably the most important question to answer before you launch: “How am I going to get enough money to fund a startup business?” While…

How to Improve Productivity When You’re an Entrepreneur

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Starting a new venture is exciting and often a liberating time in a business person’s life, but it can also be very stressful and overwhelming. In order to mitigate the stress and balance your life as much as possible, it is critical that…

Free Download: What is IoT? Whitepaper

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For many of us, understanding advances in technology can feel intimidating. While these new technologies are intended to make business, healthcare, communications and many other aspects of our lives easier, they are sometimes simply too complicated…