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Stock Option Strategies for Navigating Downturn

When the market turns bearish, investors want to know how they can best protect their assets and secure their financial future. It’s always important to keep in mind certain fundamentals, such as the cyclical nature of the market and the importance of diversification, ...

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What to Do If Your IPO Is Delayed

Volatile economic conditions are having a big impact on startups. Inflation and market declines have spurred many companies to cut costs in a variety of ways. In addition to hiring freezes, layoffs, and consolidations, some companies are delaying their IPO dates in the ...

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What Happens to My Stock Options If I'm Laid Off?

The turbulent economy is impacting the way startups do business. The bear market, steep inflation, and global volatility have many companies instituting a variety of cost-cutting measures, such as consolidations, IPO delays, hiring freezes, and layoffs. If you’re among ...

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Tips for Staying on Course During a Market Downturn

Many investors are nervous. Even when you understand that unpredictable ups and downs are a persistent feature of the market, volatility like this can make it seem like the sky is falling. Especially when markets are down and prices are rising, however, it’s critical ...

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Preparing for a SPAC Acquisition vs. Preparing for an IPO

If your company is planning to go public, you have a lot of preparation to do. You’ll need to decide whether and how much to invest in your company before its public offering and understand the potential tax consequences of the decisions you make. The two ways ...

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The Pre-IPO Timeline & Process of Going Public

Because it can take anywhere from six months to two years for a company to complete the pre-IPO process, your company’s big day may seem a long way off. Once you’re aware of the plan to go public, however, you have no time to waste. Here are some key considerations to ...

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What You Should Know Before IPO

If you’re a startup founder, executive, or employee, your company’s IPO might be your first experience with managing wealth. While an influx of cash is certainly a blessing, it also brings new challenges into your life. What you do the year leading up to IPO day can ...

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Will I Owe Taxes When My Company Goes Public?

For employees who own equity in their companies, the approach of IPO day is filled with excitement. Along with the possibility of newfound wealth, however, comes the prospect of a sizeable tax bill. If your company is on the path to public offering, you may be ...

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3 (More) Essential Questions About 83(b) Elections

In part one of this two-part series, we reviewed how an 83(b) election works, how it can reduce taxable income, and the potential drawbacks of filing the election. In part two, we’ll look more closely at how 83(b) applies (or doesn’t apply) to different types of equity ...

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5 Ways to Maximize Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)

If your company is headed toward public offering, whether through IPO, SPAC, or direct listing, it’s likely you’re wondering how you can make the most of your equity compensation. While this can take several different forms, this article will specifically examine the ...

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Stock Options Are Like Avocados, Part 5 - Don't Let Your Avocados Rot on the Shelf!

Peak ripeness can be elusive.  When you buy avocados, it’s often for a specific purpose. Maybe you’re planning to have fajitas for dinner this week or make guacamole for a party. If you start worrying about whether the avocados are at the peak of their ripeness, ...

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Your Stock Options Are Like Avocados, Part 4 - Leverage More Trees to Make More Guacamole!

In the first three parts of this series, we used an avocado analogy to discuss when it’s time to exercise your stock options (pick the avocados), what it takes to be ready to sell your shares (make guacamole), and how to keep more of that guacamole for yourself and ...

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