A Beginner's Guide to Growth Shares

This simple guide introduces you to the world of Growth Shares, their advantages, and the ways that you can use them to reward your team.

Growth Shares guide

Growth Shares are a flexible, tax-efficient way to reward consultants, advisors, contractors, and your regular employees with equity, without diluting the existing value of your company.

What are Growth Shares? How do they work? Why should you use them? Find out all of this and more in this free, plain English guide.

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