Monday, April 27, 2015

What is a Private Placement Memorandum?

I do not know how many times I have consulted a client and have mentioned they need a PPM and they respond "What is that?"

A PPM, short for a Private Placement Memorandum, also known as an Offering Memorandum; is a legal document stating the objectives, risks and terms of investment involved with a private placement. This includes items such as the financial statements, management biographies, detailed description of the business, etc. An offering memorandum serves to provide buyers with information on the offering and to protect the sellers from the liability associated with selling unregistered securities.

You can essentially think of the offering memorandum as a fancy business plan. In practice these are a formality to meet the requirements of securities regulators since most sophisticated investors perform their own extensive due diligence.

Offering memorandums are for private placements, while prospectuses are for publicly-traded issues.

The PPM also includes the subscription agreement which is the actual "sales contract" for the shares of stock being placed. This is the document that the investor will sign and send in with their investment capital.

Where do I get a Private Placement Memorandum?

Well professional consultants, lawyers and most venture capitalist have access to these documents.  They need to be tailor made for your offering and company.  (You can see my website where I offer these services).  If you are looking for a snap shot, here are a few templates of PPM's and Subscription Agreements:



---Hope this was helpful!
-Nick
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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant and Planning Guru.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and as an Investor Relations Agent & Consultant to Micro Cap Companies and Penny Stocks.  He is the founder and author of The MicroCapCompany.com a blog focused on providing information and advice to Micro Cap Company Executives and Investors.  You can also find him blogging about Social Media, SEO, Web Development and Tech on PushYourRank.com

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations (a micro cap investor relations firm) and offers compensated research reports and business plan writing services for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email CervitudeNetwork@gmail.com, If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Linda Rottenberg Shares 4 Jewels on How To Sustainably and Effectively Scale Your Small Business or Start-up

This month there is no time for games!  If you don't have time to help your small business grow, this video is perfect!!  A quick 4 minutes may just help you move out of any platues you may have reached in your business...

Linda Rottenberg, author of Crazy Is A Compliment, shares common mistakes and pitfalls CEO's have during the "Go Big" phase of their business.  Awesome insight:



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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant and Planning Guru.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and as an Investor Relations Agent & Consultant to Micro Cap Companies and Penny Stocks.  He is the founder and author of The MicroCapCompany.com a blog focused on providing information and advice to Micro Cap Company Executives and Investors.  You can also find him blogging about Social Media, SEO, Web Development and Tech on PushYourRank.com

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations (a micro cap investor relations firm) and offers compensated research reports and business plan writing services for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email CervitudeNetwork@gmail.com, If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Micro Cap Company and Start-up CEOs Save Time!! David Pogue 10 simple & clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users.

No matter whether you are the start-up CEO, the CEO of a Penny Stock or a Fortune 500; we can all use our time more efficiently.  This Ted Talk by David Pogue will save you tons of time with technology tips you should have known ....but probably didn't!

The MicroCapCompany Team
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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant and Planning Guru.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and as an Investor Relations Agent & Consultant to Micro Cap Companies and Penny Stocks.  He is the founder and author of The MicroCapCompany.com a blog focused on providing information and advice to Micro Cap Company Executives and Investors.  You can also find him blogging about Social Media, SEO, Web Development and Tech on PushYourRank.com

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations (a micro cap investor relations firm) and offers compensated research reports and business plan writing services for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email CervitudeNetwork@gmail.com, If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Startups & Micro Cap Companies in 2014 Learned Much, But They Have Much to Learn!

2014 was a monster year and 2015 will be even better.  Here are MicroCapCompany.com we love to write about micro cap companies, penny stocks, startups, and entrepreneurs.  And that is exactly what we did in 2014.  Some of our best articles, or the articles we felt that gave more to entrepreneurs, are listed below:

When thinking about how to build a great company, Steven Blank gave a great interview about why you need to focus on Business Models rather than writing a Business Plan, see the article and video here.

Have you thought about going public? Many consultants online and in the micro cap companies sector tout that company public is as simple as filing S1 Form with the S.E.C., but it is not.  Raising capital is not easier just because you registered you shares with the S.E.C., see the true cost of going public here.

Do you invest in penny stocks?  Some companies may not last the week, nevermind the quarter.  The "Going Concern" evaluation seems to be lost on Wall Street, especially the micro cap sector.  We wrote an article last year about "Evaluating a Micro Cap Company's "Going Concern Assumption"", you can see that article here.

Micro Cap Companies definitely need to focus on business models rather than just business plans.  And "Sales" cures all, regardless of whether you are a startup or a billion dollar organization.  One of our best articles was a video by Google Ventures explaining how to build a scalable sales team.  See this article here.

Another great video by Google Ventures was a video about how to raise your first million dollars, please be on notice that the video is more tailored towards tech companies, but nevertheless it has some great tips on approaching Venture Capital.  See the blog post here.

Other great articles we published in 2014 were "How Richard Branson started over 50 companies at Virgin", "2014 Business Plan Writer Review", "A Look Into How Google Ventures Chooses Start-ups & Companies to Invest In", "What Micro Cap Companies Should Expect from Retained Investor Relations Firms", "Presetting Social Media Strategies for Small Cap and Micro Cap Public Companies", "Shark Tank's Mark Cuban talk Stock Buybacks and says "If You're Starting a Business and Take Out a Loan...You're a Moron!"", and "How Much Money Does a Startup, Expanding Public Company or Venture Really Need?"

In 2015, we will talk more about how micro cap companies and penny stocks can succeed.  We will also talk more about S.E.C. filings, IPOs, and generally about how to build a great business from the ground up.  If you think of any topics MicroCapCompany.com should write about, please comment below.

The MicroCapCompany Team
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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano is a Business Consultant and Planning Guru.  He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut Business School and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and as an Investor Relations Agent & Consultant to Micro Cap Companies and Penny Stocks.  He is the founder and author of The MicroCapCompany.com a blog focused on providing information and advice to Micro Cap Company Executives and Investors.  You can also find him blogging about Social Media, SEO, Web Development and Tech on PushYourRank.com

About MicroCapCompany.COM: MicroCapCompany.COM (The Blog) is a blog focused on providing articles, news and information on the micro cap sector and start-ups.  The Blog is a free service offered by Cervitude™ Investor Relations (a micro cap investor relations firm) and offers compensated research reports and business plan writing services for micro cap companies and penny stocks.  If there is a particular topic you would like to see covered on The Blog, email CervitudeNetwork@gmail.com, If you would like to advertise on The Blog, click here. 

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