An initial public offering, or IPO, occurs when a private firm offers to sell company shares in the public market for the first time. After the offering, the firm becomes a public firm. As founder and sole owner, Nancy had a hard time deciding whether to take her firm through an initial public offering. It was hard getting used to the idea of sharing ownership with the public.
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