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Entrepreneur Corner: Staying sane and what the IPO rush means for you

Here’s the latest from VentureBeat’s Entrepreneur Corner.

Demystifying the VC term sheet: Conversion Rights – Attorney Scott Edward Walker continues his ongoing series breaking down the often confusing language of venture capital term sheets, look at what conversion rights are and issues founders should keep in mind while negotiating them.

Improving IPO market could make it easier to secure financingThe successful IPOs of ZipCar and LinkedIn signal that a long-closed (well, mostly so) exit window for venture capitalists is finally open again. Robert Ackerman, founder and managing partner of Allegis Capital notes that this should make firms willing to invest in more companies – something that’s likely welcome news to startups in search of capital.

10 reasons to start a company (and 10 not to) – It’s a boom time in the startup world, which always seems to nudge entrepreneurial fence sitters into action. But before you make the jump, it’s good to assess your reasons. Investment banker Megan Lisa Jones runs down 10 ways to know if you should start a company – and 10 that should send you running the other way.

Staying sane in a startupEntrepreneurs put a lot of pressure on themselves, but they often end up doing so at the expense of their own physical and mental health. Shawn Hessinger, community manager of BizSugar, offers tips on the best ways to stay sharp.

How proximity affects workplace relationships – Today’s startups are often heavy on telecommuting and remote workers, but Ori Brafman, author of “Click: The Magic of Instant Connections,” discusses how important being in close proximity to each other is in building trust and a feeling of collaboration.


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