As a private company shareholder, we own a company, we own a piece of it, and we own the rights to a piece of it. We also own our company’s stock. It’s important for shareholders to understand this because it’s how they gain access to their shares and their voting rights.
As shareholders, we should be aware that the board of directors, and the directors in turn, have very strong corporate governance structures. There are clear procedures, and due process. If you have any questions about how your company is run, or questions about your rights to vote on how the company is run, you should talk to your shareholder representative.
Because when we’re on the go, for a while I thought we were going to start some legal action for stockholders. We figured a new law would help us get a clearer picture of the issues. I guess I’m just trying to get that right.
I’m not going to say that shareholder rights are a bad thing and that any company that has them is good. I’m going to say that shareholder rights are great. If you’re a shareholder of a publicly traded company, you have the right to vote on how the company is run (and even get involved in the decision making process). If you’re not currently a shareholder, you have the right to vote on how the company is run and to have a say in how decisions are made.
shareholders are people who own shares in the company. The company is owned by the shareholders. If you are not a shareholder, you still have rights. But if you are a shareholder, you can vote on the company’s decisions. If you’re not a shareholder, you can’t vote on the company’s decisions or get involved in them. You might not like some of the decisions made by the company, but you have the right to voice your opinions.
If you think shareholders are a bad thing, you probably should have never invested in any company. Of course, if you have already invested then you are probably a shareholder now so you may want to consider the pros and cons of this new company you are being invited to join.
For the record: I am a shareholder. I invest in companies. But I think shareholders should be allowed to make their own decisions.
The new company you are being asked to invest in is a private entity, which means there is no right to vote, there is no public shareholders meeting, and there is no public voting. In fact, there is no shareholder at all. The company you are being asked to join is a startup, which means there is no CEO, there is no board of directors, there is no shareholders, and there are no shareholders meetings. In fact, there is no company at all.
And what’s the point of having a company at all if there is no shareholders? So you can’t hold public shareholder meetings or vote on the company’s stock. You can’t even vote on the company’s stock at a shareholder meeting. That’s right, there is no shareholder at all. For good reason, too, because unlike other companies, private companies are not legally required to disclose their financials. This means that investors have to remain completely ignorant of the company’s operations.