The first step in developing a capital strategy is to know your revenue projections. If you had the money and team you need, what can you sell and when? In developing a market strategy the...Read More »
- A well developed market strategy;
- The correct leadership team to carry out the market strategy; and
- A capital strategy capable of funding the market strategy and team through growth.
Most entrepreneurs are good at spotting a market opportunity but are weak in developing the opportunity into a market strategy, leadership (developing the correct team) and capital strategy, yet each is pivotal in business...Read More »
It does not matter what world...Read More »
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One of our very own, Eric Davis, is being nationally recognized for his success in the October issue of The ABA Journal. Eric has long been a leader in entrepreneurial expertise and business law, and is a strong exterior source contributing to our firm, Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP. The article discusses about how Eric jump-started his career and the many roads on which it has taken him. In the article, Eric considers himself a "hybrid" because he does not necessarily fit in just one firm....
Learning to Pitch Before You Start Raising Capital
By Dr. Tony Ratliff
It only took about six months of deal flow and a handful of “pitches” before I realized that most entrepreneurs are really, really bad at “selling themselves” and “pitching” their ideas and companies to investors.
I cringe every time I listen to a great start-up idea or read a well-written business plan, and then watch in horror as...Read More »
Big hat-tip to Jay Baer for...Read More »
On Monday, June 20th, Team ACH assembled a crack team of two litigators, the client relations manager, and our Butler intern - who just happens to also be on the Butler Women's Golf Team - for an fantastic day out of the business law office and onto the links.
Maribeth, Meg, Scott, and Chris
Ready to get our Rory McIlroy...Read More »
Following the launch party on June 2nd, JabuAfrica has instilled their mission, spirit, and passion in the community. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to provide financial and emotional aid to orphans and families who run orphanages throughout Africa. JabuAfrica came together during the adoption process of Dave Castor, managing partner at Alerding Castor Hewitt, and his wife Sarah.
The Castor Family came together over the course of several...Read More »
Tooting your own horn, ringing your own bell...We've decided to bang our own gong.
Welcome the newest fixture to the Alerding Castor Hewitt office, the official New Client/Wrapped Mediation Gong.
The litigation and transaction teams didn't have a celebration worthy of new business, so partner Michael Alerding came to me with the idea to buy a ship's bell to ring for each...Read More »
There is a new Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals opinion that is likely to have a significant impact on SaaS providers. In Digitech Computers, Inc. v. Trans-Care, Inc. (link here), the 7th Circuit focuses on a SaaS agreement for Digitech to provide certain management software licensing components for Trans-Care (an ambulance and medical transportation service). The Court ultimately upheld a breach of contract claim in favor of Digitech, significantly reduced Digitech’s damages award, and...Read More »
In just three short years, Slingshot has seen a dramatic increase in employees from 9 to its current 65, and the company plans to invest upwards of...Read More »
We'd like to send a big 'Thanks!' to those who donated to the team's efforts and share a special 'Way to go!' with the team members, along with...Read More »
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Private offerings of securities are just that – “private”. The key for any private offering is that the offerer may only solicit investors through private methods. There are all sorts of rules around what constitutes private solicitations and to whom the solicitations can be made, but in general "private" means that which is not public. If a business attempting a private offering makes a...Read More »
It was a fantastic evening for all involved, and we're very excited to share some moments of it with you.
Photo credit - Kayla Marie Photography. Enjoy!
Dave's words of welcome
Adrian demoing MileMarker
Dan demoing Fleet Telematics
Mike making the rounds
The event space
Always out to break the law firm mold, Alerding Castor Hewitt, along with KSM Consulting, had the privilege of hosting a launch party for our client, Gauge Telematics, last week to both honor their success to date and...Read More »
The correct approach is to look at your cash flow projections and determine it from there. For a new startup the goal is to get to breakeven and beyond. For later stage companies the projections may address strategic...Read More »