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When Trading Equity for Cash, Balance Is Everything

Sell too little, and you lack the resources to grow. Sell too much, and you lose control.
Source: Illustration Š David Schwen

When it comes to figuring out how much of your company to give away in exchange for investment dollars, there's one maxim that holds true no matter what: It's better to own 1 percent of a large company than 100 percent of nothing.

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