Awaiting Rules on Regulation A+ for Simplified IPO

A somewhat underreported section of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act relates to what many are now calling Regulation A+ (I acknowledge coining the name at an SEC small business conference). The idea is to enhance the attractiveness of SEC Regulation A. Currently, Regulation A allows you to do a simplified offering circular, much

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SEC Publishes Small Business Recommendations

Each year following the annual SEC forum on small business capital formation, a list of attendee recommendations is published. The recommendations are ranked by the attendees following the event, and the SEC puts them out in order of priority. Congress mandated that the SEC hold this conference annually, and it includes remarks from all five

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Book Preorders Great!

I am excited and humbled that pre-sales of my latest book, The Entrepreneur’s Growth Startup Handbook: 7 Secrets to Venture Funding and Successful Growth (John Wiley & Sons/Bloomberg Press), are really fantastic! I thank everyone who went to Amazon and other places to reserve their place in line. The book is officially launching May 20.

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Entrepreneur Tip of the Week: Avoiding Burnout

The business took off more than expected. The business is going much slower than expected. My spouse or a personal issue is making it very stressful to put the time and commitment I need into my business. These are just some of the causes of a common malady afflicting entrepreneurs: just plain exhaustion. How do

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We Are Here! We Are Here! We Are Here!

I’m quite thrilled to officially launch the brand new David Feldman Blog today, May 1, 2013. I am reminded a bit of the barely audible cries of the Whos in Dr. Seuss’ tiny Whoville, trying to get the attention of the huge elephant Horton who ultimately hears them and saves and protects their tiny “planet”

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SEC Battle with Big Four Continues Over China

The DealFlow Report tells us that the year and a half old case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission against the Chinese affiliates of major accounting firms still continues. The latest activity: Deloitte lost a motion to delay the case against them until the case against all the firms is resolved. China continues to take the

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New Heads of SEC Enforcement

New SEC Chairman Mary Jo White announced a rare thing, two co-heads of the Enforcement Division of the SEC. These are the guys that go after alleged bad guys through civil lawsuits. As we know, any criminal securities cases are brought by the US Justice Department, the SEC does not bring criminal cases. She combined

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Nice Tweet Your Honor…

Get ready for judges tweeting! According to the ABA Journal, an American Bar Association committee has approved allowing judges to participate in electronic social media or ESM. As a result, a judge can now get on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. This can be especially helpful for judges who need to be elected and re-elected. So what will

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SEC Small Business Advisory Committee Meets Wednesday

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s advisory committee on small and emerging companies is holding its next open meeting this Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Speakers include the CEO of Nasdaq, the CEO of WR Hambrecht & Co and the CEO and the NYSE Euronext. An august assemblage for sure! Topics that are announced include capital formation,

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Let’s Adjust Reverse Merger Seasoning Restrictions

I remain determined in my quest for the major stock exchanges to consider some alterations to the reverse merger “seasoning” requirements instituted in November 2011.  As we know, these restrictions were added primarily in response to allegations of fraud in a number of Chinese companies that went public through reverse mergers. The rules add a

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