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MBA2079 Should You Give Up Equity to Attract Talent?

What’s top talent really worth? Is it worth giving up a piece of your business?

Offering equity can be a smart move. But too many entrepreneurs do it when they think they have to, rather than investigating whether it’s prudent. 

If you can’t afford a salary that’s tempting enough to assemble the best team, it might be wiser to step back and retool, rather than bet the farm on someone (or several someones) who might not be the answer to all your challenges. 

Also, there are performance-based alternatives that incentivize great work — without risking profits you haven’t created.

All that doesn’t mean you should never share equity with the right team members. Today, we explore the risks and advantages of equity-sharing, and help you decide whether it makes sense for your business. 

The decision is ultimately yours — but it’s never good to go in blind. Tune in, and weigh the options. Click Play!


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