Go Green With A Virtual Data Room

Right now, going green is going viral. Companies are constantly looking for ways to diminish their carbon footprint by ditching outdated business practices which are not considered “environmentally friendly”. Practices like the quarterly reports printed on paper, the lengthy plane trips to remote offices, and even the on-site board meetings have all become obsolete with dawn of the digital era.

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Dropbox vs. Virtual Data Room: A Comparison

“Why would I pay for a virtual data room when I can just use Dropbox for free?” Is a question we hear when speaking to different emerging companies. To answer this question, the following is a comparison between Dropbox and SecureDocs to cover the, “why.”

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Is Overvaluation Of Stock A Problem For Private Companies?

With stock option pricing getting attention in the headlines lately we thought it would be beneficial to our fellow financial professionals to find out more about how overvaluation happens, the many ways in which overvaluation creates problems, and tip-offs in an appraisal that suggest a potential overvaluation.

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Startups: 5 Ways To Know If Your Sales Model Will Scale

You’ve launched your product and are now getting early customer traction. You might even be seeking capital to ramp up the sales team or invest heavily in customer acquisition. But how do you know it’s the right time to scale?

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The Security Risks Of Doing Business By Email

No one can deny the positive impact email has had on the way we conduct business. From rapid communication to dramatic increases in efficiency, the list is endless with ways that email has helped companies expand into giant multinational corporations. Yet, something that will not appear on that list is security, or rather the lack thereof. Whether if it be an unintended attachment or a misguided email address, employees have the ability to completely cripple their company’s reputation with one click of a button. Here's a scary example:

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Free Software Engineering Course Educates Over 10,000 Students Using Cloud Computing

Guest post by: Klaus Schauser

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Aswath Damodaran Explains 3 Misconceptions About Valuation

Last week I attended the Valuation Roundtable of San Francisco’s 26th Annual Seminar with keynote speaker Aswath Damodaran, Ph.D. Damodaran is a highly respected Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business in New York University. During the event, Damodaran went over what I thought was the most interesting topic of the day - the myths around valuation. It was eye opening to see how many variables can affect a business valuation.

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SecureDocs Video Case Study:Woody Rollins, Eucalyptus Systems

Woody Rollins is the CFO of Eucalyptus Systems, which is the most widely spread cloud computing IaaS service. After years of painful experiences with different virtual data rooms, Woody reached his last straw when he needed to hire a temp to set up his previous data room - it was that difficult and time consuming to use. Woody recently switched to AppFolio SecureDocs and has been able to do everything on his own with little time and effort (and no need for additional employees) at a fraction of the cost.

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The Pros And Cons of Debt Financing

There are many options to consider when raising money for a business including debt financing. Debt financing is the act of borrowing money from an outside party with the agreement that you will pay the initial principal back with a negotiated level of interest. Don’t let the “d” word scare you, this type of financing is used for many businesses. There are some advantages and disadvantages to taking this funding route - the following list shows some pros and cons of debt financing.

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Interview With Entrepreneur Of The Year Klaus Schauser (Part 2)

This interview is continued from the 4/11/12 blog post Interview With Entrepreneur Of The Year Klaus Schauser (Part 1) ...

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