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Q: Question for Serenata in reference to getting my company publicly traded. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Question for Serenata in reference to getting my company publicly traded.
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: pcwi_ceo-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 22 Apr 2004 19:58 PDT
Expires: 22 May 2004 19:58 PDT
Question ID: 334650
Hello Serenata:

I once again look for your assistance.  I am looking for language and
forms from the SEC broken down in terms a 10 year old can understand
on the requirements to getting my corporation publicly traded on the
easiest stock exchange..  Information like company requirements,
paperwork, fees, marketing and/or business plan and so on, use your

BIO History:

I will be forming a ?C? Class Corporation in the state of Delaware. I
will be a stock issuing company, total number of shares to be
determined based on your findings.  Once the corporation is formed and
I?ve received your invaluable intelligence I plan on offering an IPO
and then be publicly traded (If all goes well from your research).

As in the past if you need any more data contact me via here or my
direct office line at 302-381-5259.

Request for Question Clarification by serenata-ga on 22 Apr 2004 21:44 PDT
Hi Joe ~

Wow! I like your style, and boy! Do you think big. You didn't say
whether you were aiming for the NYSE or just OTC public, but there are
steps along the way that require a great deal of planning, and enough
rules to choke a rhinoceros.

There are also various other entities involved, such as an underwriter
and close scrutiny of everything from your accounting procedures to
distribution methods, etc.

If this is the dog statues, you'd have a better and easier time going
public if you did your own manufacturing, owned the patent for the
processes, etc., all of those become tremendous assets in going public
and underwriting the offering.

If this is some other business, I'll need some more information from
you about getting ready for an actual IPO. And the type of business,
etc., will be necessary as well.

I'm putting this here as a Request for Clarification, and ask you to
rethink how you ask this question. Google discourages the publishing
of personal information and will no doubt remove your question and ask
that you resubmit it without the phone number or other personal

If you are looking for investments, instead of the formality of a
publicly traded company, there are a lot of considerations along those
lines that I can help point you to as well, but that is a whole
different direction.

Lastly, a public offering, whether a stock offering on the NYSE or OTC
or merely locally requires a LOT of professional help. One wrong move
- one mistake - can cost you more than you can imagine.

So we can get you the information to at least get you started, and
even get you in touch with the professional help you need. It's far
easier to have it done right than it might be to try to bail yourself
out later on.

Thanks for asking for my assistance, and watch for the request to
reword the question sans peronally identifiable information.

Warm regards,

Clarification of Question by pcwi_ceo-ga on 23 Apr 2004 03:41 PDT
I?ve reviewed your response 6 times, each time being more and more
critical of my request and have came to the conclusion that I will
withdraw/close out this question and consider myself a lucky man to
have only invested little time and money into this project.

This is why I love this forum, I get ?hair brained? ideas and pass
them along to collogues and get the answers like ?great?, ?massive
idea it?ll fly? and other positive feedback.  Then I come here and you
knock me down many, many pegs back to reality.

Finally, I apologize if I broke a rule about my office number.  I did
that in case you had questions and I had answers that I am not
prepared for the world to see. Thank you once again.

Request for Question Clarification by serenata-ga on 23 Apr 2004 04:45 PDT
Awwww Joe ...

I'm not being critical, but going public requires so much paperwork,
an underwriter to 'insure' the values placed on the IPO and other

I really do like your style, that isn't and wasn't tongue in cheek.
And I could provide the answer you were seeking, but it's not exactly
the same thing.

Please don't think I'm being critical - I wasn't. On the other hand,
incorporating and offering shares of the company for an investment
infusion is another thing entirely.

It's the "going public" and "IPO" that have the implications that led
to my firs RFC.

In any case, please know I wish you luck.


Clarification of Question by pcwi_ceo-ga on 23 Apr 2004 06:04 PDT
Apologizes not necessary! I come to you for accurate HONEST answers to
questions. I can swing a cat and hit no less then 15 people who will
be ready to tell me my ideas are ?great? and ?just what this company
needs? no matter how off the wall they are. I rely heavily on your
truthfulness and untainted opinion. So with that said, do your magic
and close out my ticket take the money and have lunch.  I?ll be
revamping my thought process and will be no doubt hitting you up soon
for more proven results.

With all my admiration
Subject: Re: Question for Serenata in reference to getting my company publicly traded.
Answered By: serenata-ga on 23 Apr 2004 07:39 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Joe ~

Per your instructions in the Requests for Clarification, I'll post
this as my answer to "close out the question and have lunch"

But first, I do have to say the mental image of the "dog statue guy"
swinging a cat just tickled my funny bone - and I could see it quite
clearly - at least in my mind's eye!

About 20 years ago I had the honor of working with a brilliant man who
actually took companies public. And I've got to say the whole process
is absolutely mind-boggling. I have also worked with companies who
filed their IPO, and remember the absolute terror during the "silent
period" prior to the IPO, afraid some employee would throw a wrench in
the works.

I am totally amazed anyone survives the process! This is why I admire
your style. If you're going to dream, dream big. At least you work
towards getting there, and for that, you are so far ahead of the
crowd, or at least those who have the dream but forgot to work to get

I somehow suspect you'll be very successful at whatever you undertake,
because it takes the ability to dream, and the means to head toward
the dream. So congratulations along those lines.

Your idea is still sound, and above all, you really should incorporate
and put that protection between yourself and the business. It also
gives you an incentive, especially if there is a decent profit and
projected steady income, to attract "angels" with ownership of a
percentage of the corporation. The drawback, of course, is if you lose
controlling interest and those who do have it don't share your ideas.

I've seen a good company go down the tubes, too, when that has happened.

I consider it the nicest compliment that you rely on my
straight-forward approach, whether or not it's what you want to hear.
I wish my mother were still alive, she was always chiding me for
having no tact.

For what it's worth ... I once tried that "sandwich" approach to
delivering unfavorable news. You know what I mean, "sandwiching" the
bad news between two "positives" or "good" things.

It didn't work! It was a site review, and the only "good" thing I
could think to say was it didn't nauseate me. (You wouldn't believe
the background this guy was using!)

So thanks again for the compliment. And thanks for the invitation to
close this out and have lunch. I'm already ordering a pastrami on
fresh rye ;)

Warm regards (along with a few chuckles),

Google Answers Researcher

Clarification of Answer by serenata-ga on 23 Apr 2004 15:34 PDT
Wow, Joe!

It was nice enough to be able to answer with my more or less
"non-answer", let alone the nice rating and generous tip. [Chocolate
brownie on top of the pastrami sandwich ;)]

By the way ... my kids call me Mom, and their kids call me Gramma!
(there's one question I *could* answer)

Thanks again,


Request for Answer Clarification by pcwi_ceo-ga on 23 Apr 2004 17:44 PDT
Thank you for your clarification. I am "old school" Italian, I like to
address mankind by correct gender.  I may not know IPO's but I do know
when someone gives me hints I don't need Mr Obvious.... Since I now
know I will search out Ms Serenata

Clarification of Answer by serenata-ga on 23 Apr 2004 18:03 PDT
Thank you Mr. Joe!

pcwi_ceo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
As always my interactions with Serenata is a positive experience. I
consider this person a valuable asset to me and the overall management
of my company. The answers I receive may not be all I want to hear but
they are accurate. If you seek a truthful, well structured answer to
life’s many a puzzling questions this person is for you.  If you seek
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you will not find them with this researcher.

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have him/her on my management staff fulltime and at beckon call.

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