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On September 17, 2018 I paused new posts and podcasts to see if a big startup idea is worth pursuing. I will be pursuing that full time, so this blog is formally discontinued. The idea is curing the inability to sing on...

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Valuation [video]

Valuation of early stage, pre-revenue, high potential companies is very tricky. It’s also mysterious for many entrepreneurs, as well as for those well-versed with classic MBA techniques for valuing much larger...

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Debt Term

Charge card

A charge card is a special type of credit card whose balance must be paid in full when a statement is sent. American Express is the best-known charge card. Since statements are typically issued monthly, that means a...

Debt Term

Adjustable (rates)

The interest rate on debt is adjustable when it goes higher or lower based on either the general trend in interest rates or some other factor(s) related to the specific details of the debt. Adjustable Rate Mortgages...

Equity Term

Convertible

Sometimes corporate securities are designed to convert from their initial form to another form at a later date under certain conditions. At the early stages (as well as for bridge rounds), a convertible note (aka...

Bootstrapping Term

Frugal

Whether you call it thrifty, prudent, penny-wise or cheap, the habits of being frugal are essential to being a successful bootstrapper. Here in Maine the frugal Yankee culture goes back centuries, and this mindset...

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