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An IPO for Everyone

"According to the cofounder of investment firm Hambrecht & Quist, an entirely new way for companies to go public may bring the markets to the masses."

Exiting Through an Initial Public Offering

"Although this exit strategy is an option for only a select group of entrepreneurial companies, its rewards are well worth the careful planning required."

IPO Basics: A Road Map

What's involved in taking a company public? Take a quick tour through the IPO process.

IPO Basics: Due Diligence

One of the keys to a smooth IPO is a thorough review of your business. This due diligence process ensures you can back up everything you say in your SEC registration statement.

IPO Basics: Investment Bankers, Underwriters, and Other Key Players

Taking your company public? Make sure you understand who the players are and their roles in the process.

IPO Basics: Stock Exchanges and Securities Laws

In over your head when it comes to securities and the public markets? Here's a primer to get you started.

IPO Basics: The Registration Statement

Considering a public offering? This primer on registration statements will get you started.

IPOs: How Soon and How Much?

When should you take your company public? How do you set your initial share price? How many shares should you sell, and how do you avoid flooding the market? This IPO primer can help you answer these questions.

NASDAQ Private Market

For over 40 years, Nasdaq has supported companies through every stage of their lifecycle, from emergence and growth through maturity. As companies remain private longer, they can employ NASDAQ Private Market services to facilitate shareholder liquidity and manage their equity in a controlled manner on their terms.

SEC

A guide to help you understand how to raise capital and comply with federal securities laws.

The Allure of Going Public

Even now, public markets hold a powerful appeal for entrepreneurs. But as the CEO of any public company will tell you, the IPO is no cakewalk. In fact, it's just the start of the next phase. The question of who's on your team matters more than ever.

The Road to Wall Street

"Everyone thinks an IPO is the last hurdle to success, and everyone has it all wrong. It's what happens after you go public that makes all the difference."

The Secret World of IPOs

"A senior Inc. writer takes you through the uncharted territory of small-company public offerings."

Weighing the Benefits of Hitting the IPO Road

Successful IPOs bring capital and growth, but they also have their drawbacks. Consider the pros and cons carefully before jumping into the fray.



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