The Securities and Exchange Commission appears ready to extend a transition period for some private equity firms and other investment advisers required to register with the agency under provisions in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
The changes have been the cause of much worry and harried preparation among advisers, particularly smaller and mid-sized private-equity firms subject to new requirements under the legislation.
Global brand strategist Jonathan Salem Baskin can’t help but scratch his head over the rationale behind the controversial social media dispatch from GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons. The flamboyant CEO sparked a backlash recently when he posted a video link to his elephant shoot in Kenya Zimbabwe.
Baskin offers the following advice on how small businesses can prevent or manage social media blunders.
Willing to speak truthfully about a social media gaffe at your small biz and what you learned from it? Contact me — it’s for an article.
Ann Miura-Ko is known for using the term “ninja assassin” in describing the kinds of technology entrepreneurs she likes to invest in as a venture capitalist and co-founder of Silicon Valley’s Floodgate Fund. Reuters recently caught up with one of the country’s up-and-coming VCs, after Miura-Ko attended at a Washington, D.C. conference addressing financing options for small companies.
Q: You’ve said you are concerned about impending regulatory restrictions on small investment firms as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act takes effect. Why?