How do you make traditional phone service and client/relationship management software not only extremely affordable but also innovative and fun? Give it to a couple of Purdue student “geeks” and turn them loose on the business world.
Since 2007, Cameron Weeks and his business partner Bracken Fields have been building a better phone system, and out of it, a phenomenal young company. In 2011, they grew their team to support the new client base they were reaching and at the same time developed...Read More »
From my experience, idea guys often have little ability to manage cash flow or people. Without the proper partners in...Read More »
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 »
It does not matter what world...Read More »
Techpoint Innvovation Summit is coming up fast! Our very own David Castor is bringing his friend and mentor, Peter Ashkin to this year's summit.
This will be a day of innovation, presentations and entrepeneurship, as well as live interviews! David will be conducting an interview with Peter Ashkin live onstage.
Througout the day there will be speakers such as: Peter Ashkin, Randi Zuckerberg, Michael Stelzner, Jody Thompson and others.
Innovation Summit will take place November 8th, 2011 at the...
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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 »
With genetic engineering becoming a hot topic in the news since the cloning of Dolly the sheep, we acknowledged how ecstatic we are to have partner Brian Hewitt at the firm for the past two years and honored him with a personal clone. Brian’s “clone” does not hold the common clone characteristics of life, but it was just what the office needed, a bobble head version of Brian himself. We have been extremely fortunate to have Brian’s addition to the firm over the last two years and he has...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 »
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 »
This is a problem for those more complex technology companies. If this is your company, don’t fret. They key of any angel investor group presentation is NOT to get them to commit...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 »