Entrepreneur

When Trading Equity for Cash, Balance Is Everything

Sell too little, and you lack the resources to grow. Sell too much, and you lose control.
Source: Illustration Š David Schwen

When it comes to figuring out how much of your company to give away in exchange for investment dollars, there's one maxim that holds true no matter what: It's better to own 1 percent of a large company than 100 percent of nothing.

That should stick in your

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur3 min read
Former NFL Star Jason Avant Has a New Career -- In Trampoline Parks
Jason Avant has always been in the entertainment business. The former NFL receiver is an athlete by trade, but the business of football, he says, is about making sure fans have fun and providing them with an escape from reality. “That’s what football
Entrepreneur2 min read
Why This Cannabis-Infused Beverage Is Being Marketed Like a Health Drink
Mood33 is about feeling good more than feeling high -- and the design of its packaging has to make that clear to consumers.
Entrepreneur2 min read
6 Ways to Achieve Perfect Work-Life Balance
“Google calendars truly are amazing -- we block out hours on them to create the free time and head space we need as cofounders. From ‘No-Plans Wednesday’ nights to daily lunch and work blocks, we use organization to create balance. Also, did you know