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Incentivising Employees with Stock Options

Guidance on how to attract and retain key staff by rewarding them with equity participation in the business.


Stock options can help your startup ease its cash flow in the early stages and may reap great dividends as time goes on. This guide takes you through some alternatives, and gives you some tips on how to choose the best method.

Options are an incentive you can offer potential employees, which will encourage them to join your startup at a lower salary than they might get elsewhere without the option of shares in company stock. They can be used also as a bonus or reward for outstanding achievement, or even instead of an annual raise if your cashflow is tight.

Knowing how and when to structure options can be tricky, so it makes sense to know some of the basics before you get into deep waters.If you're considering going down this road, it's also advisable to consult a professional.

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