State Tax Agencies

Content links: Alabama Alaska Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota… Read more

Overview of Obtaining Money

You are here to find out how start-ups get money. We won’t waste your time with banter. Let’s get started… And the place to start is a sober warning: Getting money for a small business is a real bitch. You… Read more

Venture Capital

Venture capitalists are an interesting lot. These are people who raise money from other sources like banks, rich people with extra money, pension funds, mutual funds, etc., to create a venture capital fund. Once the venture capital fund is created,… Read more

Federal Securities Law Primer

What Are the Federal Securities Laws? In the chaotic securities markets of the 1920s, companies often sold stocks and bonds on the basis of glittering promises of fantastic profits -without disclosing any meaningful information to investors. Some feel that these… Read more

Going Public

Should My Company “Go Public”? When your company needs additional capital, “going public” may be the right choice, but to be honest, this is an option for only a tiny fraction of businesses. If your company is in the early… Read more

Registering Securities

How Does My Small Business Register a Public Offering? If you decide on a registered public offering, the Securities Act requires your company to file a registration statement with the SEC before the company can sell its securities. Any information… Read more


If a Company Becomes Public, What Disclosures Must It Regularly Make? A company can become “public” in one of two ways – by issuing securities in an offering registered under the Securities Act or by registering a company’s outstanding securities… Read more

Where Can I Go for More Information?

The staff of the SEC’s Office of Small Business and the SEC’s Small Business Ombudsman will be glad to assist you with any questions you may have regarding federal securities laws. For information about state securities laws, contact NASAA or… Read more

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