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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SMALL-CAP GOVERNANCEAt a time when the U.S. economy is relying on small- and medium-sized companies to provide more jobs, the healthy functioning of corporate boards is more critical than ever. But the dialog on corporateMoreTHE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SMALL-CAP GOVERNANCEAt a time when the U.S. economy is relying on small- and medium-sized companies to provide more jobs, the healthy functioning of corporate boards is more critical than ever. But the dialog on corporate governance has thus far focused predominantly on large corporations. As a result of one-size-fits-all governance, small-cap companies are routinely stymied by unique governance issues for which there has been no objective, practical guidance--until now.The Perfect Corporate Board offers best practices designed specifically for smaller companies. It identifies the key challenges board members of smaller companies face on a routine basis, and it provides the solutions to resolve them. The book is organized into three thematic sections:Corporate Finance - selecting a financing structure, hiring the right investment bank, negotiating definitive termsCapital Markets - the realities of smallcap equity research, communicating clearly with the Street, understanding trading volume, stock buybacks, and reverse stock splitsProfessional Service Providers - hiring and managing investor relations firms, purchasing legal services, thinking like an institutional investorThe Perfect Corporate Board is filled with what if? scenarios of small-cap situations with a corresponding summary of suggested analyses and more in-depth discussions of the reasoning behind them.If you are a small-cap director, The Perfect Corporate Board is the ideal tool for analyzing your governance challenges with an expertise previously unheard of. It serves as a resource you can return to again and again, as new governance issues arise.As American public companies struggle to provide more jobs and better compete on the international stage, The Perfect Corporate Board assists both efforts by helping you maximize decision-making effectiveness.With all the emphasis upon well-known large-cap multinationals, its easy to overlook the fact that more than seven out of every ten U.S.-listed public companies have market capitalizations less than $500 million. Not only are the vast majority of public companies small, but most directors govern small companies--companies that arent well known individually, but collectively supply our country with the lions share of its jobs and innovation.Until now, there has been no governance book that addresses issues specific to these companies. The Perfect Corporate Board covers governance issues unique to small public companies and helps any board member: Avoid conflicts of interest inherent in outsourcing critical decision makingMinimize shareholder dilution through the use of objective capital markets dataDevelop a framework for analyzing recurring small-cap governance issuesThe Perfect Corporate Board helps you make better decisions for organizational success. It provides objective, practical advice on such topics as analyzing prospective financings, equity research, trading volume, short selling, investment banking, communicating with the Street, stock buybacks, and hiring the right lawyers and auditors.The Perfect Corporate Board empowers you to play a vital role in moving your company beyond the next horizon.