I posted the question below at the Freelancing stack


But it is a pretty low traffic corner of the site, and seems to be visited mostly by people doing short runs at Upwork etc, which isn't really the situation in this question.

Would cross-posting this be OT?


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    Probably not, but when you start doing exotic and wonderful things with startups, they usually end up draining your wallet
    – Kilisi Mod
    Aug 22, 2021 at 14:24
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    We used to have a Startups site that closed for inactivity. That particular question reads like more of a Personal Finance & Money topic almost. I guess it's not explicitly off-topic here though I'm not sure it's something this community can effectively answer.
    – Lilienthal Mod
    Aug 22, 2021 at 16:18
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    @Lilienthal, thanks for that first link... points to brightjourney.com, found many startup related discussions to do with equity and deferred compensation, although is less active now than early 2010s... Kilisi - yep that's my concern. There are tax issues too in the US
    – Pete W
    Aug 22, 2021 at 17:10

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The topic: Dealing with a startup, how common is commercial credit (vs equity)?

would get a lot of close votes on Personal Finance and Money. The focus of the site is personal finance with a little but of small business thrown in. This question would be beyond the score of the site.

I don't think it is a good match for the workplace, because the question isn't about navigating the workplace, it is about corporate finance.

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