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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Capital gains stealing your equity?

Taxes are a major determinant of the returns on any investment, and especially for an entrepreneur whose company is often his or her primary vehicle of wealth creation. Two significant changes to the tax code are likely to occur in the next few years, both of which will directly affect entrepreneurs: The tax cuts passed by Congress in 2001 and 2003 expire at the end of 2010. The recently enacted … Continue reading

Mr. Williams Goes to Washington

Rhys Williams is an old friend of BPV and both a successful biotech entrepreneur and a founding member and President of one of the largest and most successful statewide angel investing groups in Florida (New World Angels).  So we were delighted to hear that Rhys was recently invited by Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) to testify at the “Innovation in America: Opportunities and Obstacles” hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and … Continue reading

Encouraging Innovation

Some excellent advice on new technologies:  even when there is no immediately apparent benefit to your business, having employees dabble a bit with “the technology of the era” helps them imagine what might be technologically possible. Dreaming big, innovating in processes/systems unrelated to the technology, spotting early trends for customers and vendors (or portfolio companies, present and future!) – these are the positive side effects from playing with not-yet-ready-for-our-business technologies. … Continue reading

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