How to Close a Startup LLC


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In the excitement of starting a business, no one wants to think about ending it, but knowing how to make a safe exit, as well as a grand entrance, is a skill every startup founder should have.  Most startup founders will have to close a business at some point in their careers.  Here are a few tips on how to do that, if your business is organized as an LLC. Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late; You Can Still Enter the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest

It’s your chance to share in more than $100,000 in cash and prizes…but only if you hurry.

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The Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest was started in 2004 to encourage entrepreneurs to launch and grow high-technology businesses in Wisconsin.  In addition to giving promising entrepreneurs a chance to share in cash and prizes, the contest also connects participants to a statewide network of startup advisers and investors.   

The deadline to enter this year’s contest is 5:00 p.m on January 31st, and the entry requirements are simple.  All you need to do is submit a 250-word (or 1,400 character) abstract for your plan, business or idea. Continue reading