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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 »
Trust me, I am all into the Six Sigma approach of throwing a couple of innovators together, rolling out a v1 product as quickly as possible, and slowly scaling the company from hobby phase to a successful...Read More »
I meet many entrepreneurs who have served as VPs or middle managers before embarking on their entrepreneurial...Read More »
As a general update, Alerding Castor Hewitt continues expand as technology legal counsel in SaaS law, funding law and entrepreneurial law fields. We have some exciting new Internet-based and SaaS clients. This month we helped a client negotiate a stock purchase deal and have handled no less than thirty SaaS or software licensing...Read More »
Your friendly Indianapolis attorney at Alerding Castor Hewitt LLP here with a history lesson and tie in to business law. Most of you have probably heard the term “gerrymander” and know that it refers to a process of dividing a territory into districts in order to give one political party an advantage over another by concentrating the voting strength of that party in as many districts as possible. Fewer of you probably know the origin of the term, and I imagine that even fewer know much about...Read More »
Speaking today were Daniel DeHayes, a Professor Emeritus of Business Administration with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and Delphia Croft, the Managing Principal of...Read More »
Private equity investors asses the same prongs when determining whether to make an investment in an emerging company, but I find that investors tend to set the prongs in their own priority ranking. I think all three must...Read More »
Part of what makes Indiana so great is that we are very fiscally conservative. In fact we were one of only...Read More »
There has been a lot of activity in angel investor groups and venture capital investments in Indiana technology companies over the last few months. 2010 has definitely started with a bang at Alerding Castor Hewitt where we have helped five...Read More »
I remember the program as being challenging, informative and humbling. Following rounds of having our business plan reviewed and commented on by professors, we presented to a...Read More »
Since it has been a few weeks, let me give a brief update on what we have been up to. Alerding Castor Hewitt has had an exciting beginning to 2010. On January 1, Bill Boncosky joined us. Bill is a business attorney / technology and SaaS law attorney working with privately held companies, primarily in technology industries. Bill has spent the...Read More »
For many larger SaaS customers this makes sense as these businesses often operate as families of companies rather than single operating entities. The customer may need to open the license to its other companies in order to properly use the software. Just last...Read More »
I came across a very good, brief video on Kristian Andersen + Associates' blog.
The video is from the Bigger Ideas/Smaller Indiana conference this past summer. In the video Kristian Andersen shares his feelings on central Indiana's business...Read More »
a great article awhile back in Entrepreneur and thought
I should post the article for those in the formation stages of
their next business venture.
I can't stress enough how much time and energy it takes to launch a start-up, and just how much the success or failure of a budding new company rests on the people involved. I see it everyday as an Indiana technology lawyer involved in Indiana entrepreneurial law.
You can count on spending hours upon hours of the day with your business...