New Feature Idea: The Bakery

We are considering the implementation of a new tool for Slicing Pie companies. The “Bakery” will be kind of like Craigslist for Slicing Pie. Companies (Pies) can post job openings or solicitations for other resources they need. For instance, you could post a job to hire a developer or let people know you are looking […]

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Three Reasons Someone Would Not Want to Use Slicing Pie

If you and your fellow founders have chosen to implement the Slicing Pie model in your bootstrapped startup company, you can rest assured that if you follow the logic you will all get a share of the equity that accurately represents the fair market value of your contributions relative to other participants. Furthermore, you and […]

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Unfair Incubators and Accelerators

  Incubators and accelerators often request a fixed chunk of equity from the companies who participate in their programs. The organization then provides services such as office space, supplies, access to the Internet, equipment (like printers, copiers and fax machines), mentors and educational programs. I’ve seen these percentages range from 5% to as much as […]

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Different Rates for Different Tasks

A CTO, for instance, might code a new app and respond to customer service emails and fix bugs. These activities require different skills and some of the tasks appear to be more important. Sometimes, teams want to assign different pay rates to different tasks.

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Is Slicing Pie a Scam?

Slicing Pie imposes the same logical consequences on all participants in a startup. Everyone has a choice every day. They can do their work the best they can or not. If not, they lose. It’s not personal, it’s not punishment, it’s just business!

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Profit Pitfalls

One of the most common misconceptions about startups deals with the basic definition of profits. Most people understand that Profits = Revenue – Expenses
but, many people make some fundamental mistakes about what constitutes revenue and expenses

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