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A Counterintuitive System for Startup Compensation


News and links for employee benefit plan sponsors, service-providers and participants.

Co-Founder Equity Calculator

This is a nifty tool to help you figure out how much of the company each co-founder should have at the beginning. Of course every situation is different, but this tool should provide a useful starting point.


Get access to over 400,000 potential cofounders, team members and advisors on the largest startup platform on the planet.

Recruiting for technical talent.

Employment Policies

"These business forms and legal documents were created by attorneys and can be downloaded and customized for your own use. Kits offer deep discounts over purchasing individual forms. Business Guides are in-depth, how-to guides that also provide many useful forms."

Entrepreneur Scan

E-scan offers the potential entrepreneur, businessperson, self-employed or franchise owner a chance to see a detailed report about their most important asset: themselves. Results are compared with other successful businesses to indicate those business skills that need improvement.

ERI Economic Research Institute

Comprehensive resources for salary determination and location comparisons.


Fond (formerly AnyPerk) provides employee perks in fitness, entertainment, travel, cell phone providers, and much more. They have over 2,500 clients (including Pandora, Pinterest, and Zappos) and 250 partners (including AT&T, Verizon, and Equinox) providing great perks.

Hiring Fast vs. Hiring Right

This article addresses the idea of using independent contractors to fill needed positions.

Hiring Your First Employee

Looking to bring your first employee on board? We'll help you understand the legal requirements of hiring staff so you don't hit any rough waters down the line.

How to Hire Your First Head of Business Operations and Take Your Success Up a Notch

"Hiring your first head of business operations can be a daunting task. Your head of business operations is an important partner in the leadership of your organization, someone you trust to run the day-to-day operations. If you don’t hire the right fit, you’re going to be miserable. Where do you start? How will you know you can trust the person? What should you be looking for? These are the top questions I get from entrepreneurs on this topic. "

Human Resource Management (HRM) Guide

"Managing people, human capital and culture - Human Resource Management (HRM) is critical for business success. HRM Guide publishes articles and news releases about HR surveys, employment law, human resource research, HR books and careers that bridge the gap between theory and practice." is a search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards.

Managing One-to-One

Article discussing innovative methods for developing a loyal, motivated, and productive team by attending to the individualistic needs of your employees.

Recruiting for all positions.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Employee safety guidelines and regulations.

Online collection of paycheck calculators. Ideal for what-if payroll calculations and off-cycle payroll checks.

A typical payroll and benefits outsourcing company.


An award-winning corporate website the presents a suite of recruitment and retention tools that optimize and grow your networks of talent and talent sources.

Startup Salary & Equity Data by WellFound (formerly

Choose a role, location, skill or market to view salaries and equity.

The Co-Founder Mythology

There are many good reasons why a 50/50 split is the worst way to start a company.

Tips for Conducting Successful Interviews

Hiring and keeping good workers begins with the job interview. If you can ask the right questions, you’re more likely to select a candidate who’s right for the job. Without good interviewing skills, however, you could extend an offer to someone who’s ultimately not the right fit for your company.

Understanding Workers’ Compensation

Workers' Compensation basics.

When You Can Legally Fire Employees

"When you can legally fire employees isn't an easy question to answer. Laws and cases have become increasingly protective of employees."

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