Lots of early stage businesses are popping up these days. And for many of the entrepreneurs, finding an angel investor is an important part of the growth of the company. After all, angel investors can be very valuable, both for their money and their expertise. With these considerations in mind, here are six things to think about to help determine if an angel investor is in your future. 1. Most angel investors are involved investors.
An employee stock ownership plan is a unique vehicle for owners to fully or partially exit their business and employees to control their own retirement. An ESOP establishes an employee-owned company and offers a flexible, tax-favorable way to exit the business, provide retirement benefits, and retain and motivate employees. ESOPs are popular. In the United States, there are said to be approximately 11,500 ESOPs covering about 10 million employees, about 10 percent of the workforce.
I recently came across a post on LinkedIn that sparked thousands of comments. It was about how a salesperson felt when a CEO reacted negatively to a series of cold call emails from the salesperson. The comments were varied, some siding with the salesperson and some with the CEO. Here's the post:I recently reached out to a CEO, sending him three emails over the span of a couple weeks.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".