Can you suggest me google alerts free alternatives please? I want to create a startup that resells and installs software. I need to hear about every new online opportunity for that specific software.

Hi everybody. I think I was clear.

I am conducting a market research to choose the software I want to resell. I want to know about all the opportunities in my country (and worldwide) because, firstly, I want to choose which technology to work with, and secondly, I want to apply massively when the time comes .

Thank you.

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Should every founder get equity

Basically, we're a 5 man team.

2 of the founders do not contribute significantly to the startup and will be leaving to another country (will work with us remotely) in the near future. -> One of those gives us good insight and See's the big picture imo, but he basically left for 5 months and we've been doing fine without him; he does not really contribute significantly to concrete work like but gives us vision and insight in the stuff he says and we would act on those kind of. One thing to consider, he basically came back after we got "free funding" (50k worth) by wining competitions and we've been doing really well without him. Im considering giving him 10% to keep him around. And the other one just doesn't do much and I want to give him none

The rest of the team (3 others) are a lot more dedicated and contribute significantly to the Project to make the startup work.

My question is, should everyone get equity? We basically built this startup as a fun project between friends at first.

My equity separation looks like this: 30, 30, 30, 10, 0

Edit: this startup is about 10months old and we have a lot of traction considering covid

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4 Principles Guide Every Socially Conscious Business

conscious capitalismI’ve noticed that most young entrepreneurs are more socially conscious today than ever before, which is a great trend. Unfortunately, some are so focused on this principle that they forget that every business, even nonprofits, have to practice the basic principles of capitalism (build a business model to make money) to cover their costs to do good things another day.

Examples of profitable companies practicing this model include Trader Joe’s, led by Doug Rauch as retired president, and Conscious Capitalism® board member, and the Container Store, built by Kip Tindell. Both of these are purpose-driven businesses that boast high growth, high loyalty, and very low employee turnover. You can find dozens more on the Conscious Capitalism web site.

Of course a profitable model isn’t required if you intend to rely totally on donations, or have deep pockets to fund your socially conscious efforts yourself. Conscious capitalism is the rational alternative approach, dedicated to advancing humanity, while using tried and proven business principles. The idea has four principles guiding and underlying every business:

  1. Higher purpose. Business can and should be done with a higher purpose in mind, not just with a view to maximizing profits. A compelling sense of purpose creates an extraordinary degree of engagement for all stakeholders and catalyzes tremendous organizational energy.
  1. Stakeholder orientation. Recognizing the interdependent nature of life and the human foundations and business, a business needs to create value with and for its various stakeholders (customers, employees, vendors, investors, communities, etc.). Like the life forms in an ecosystem, healthy stakeholders lead to a healthy business system.
  1. Conscious leadership. Conscious leaders understand and embrace the higher purpose of business and focus on creating value for and harmonizing the human interests of the business stakeholders. They recognize the integral role of culture and purposefully cultivate a conscious culture.

  1. Conscious culture. This is the ethos – the values, principles, practices – underlying the social fabric of a business, which permeates the atmosphere of a business and connects the stakeholders to each other and to the purpose, people and processes that comprise the company.

I see conscious capitalism providing leadership at just the right time – for young entrepreneurs who are a bit disillusioned with the image of “business” today, but want to be profitable without sacrificing trust, reputation, and credibility with their peers and stakeholders important to them. They want their business potential to support the overall human potential as well.

None of these positives obviate the need for a viable business model, in order to survive. I would expect that to seem intuitive to all entrepreneurs, but every investor I know has many stories about startup funding requests with no clear business model. The most common failures are solutions looking for a problem, lack of a defined market, and giving away the product.

Soon, companies that also want legal recognition of their socially conscious focus will be able to incorporate as a Benefit Corporation (B-Corp). The B-Corp status, already available in thirty-five states, including New York and California, is meant to reduce investor suits, and gives consumers an easy way to spot genuine social commitment, without assuming it is a nonprofit.

Entrepreneurs and startups are all about innovation, in business principles as well as in products and services. I see conscious capitalism as a great innovation to the foundations of capitalism, bringing compassion and collaboration to the heart of value creation. Maybe it’s time to take a hard look at your own startup, and see if you have fully and consciously capitalized on capitalism.

Marty Zwilling
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Do I file a DBA in every city or just my home town?

According to Massachusetts General Law, c110 §5, any person conducting a business in the Commonwealth, individually or as a partnership, under any title or name other than the actual name of the person conducting the business, must file a Business Certificate (DBA) with the Clerk of the town or city in which the business has an office.
https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXV/Chapter110/Section5

If I am starting a business from home where I will provide a service in multiple cities in my state, do I have to register my DBA name in every town I do business in or just in the one I am based out of? I know it says where I have an office, but imagine for a second that I file a DBA in my home town, and then later want to do business with a company in Boston and then later in Springfield. Do I have to register in every town/city before I can do that business? What if someone else register's in their town/city with the same name?

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