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Issuing shares privately is a viable way for small and growing businesses to raise capital, exempt from many registration and reporting requirements. Here are the rules you need to know.
The legal documents included in a Private Placement Memorandum give potential investors necessary information about your company, the terms of the securities being offered and the risks of buying and holding them. Here's how to put it together.
When a company needs to raise capital, it can issue stocks, warrants or options, bonds, notes or debentures. Know the functions and advantages of each before you choose.
Valuation may be done for a wide range of reasons and is not an exact science, whatever method you use. To understand how a company's fair market value is reached, start here.
There is no doubt that it is a nearly impossible time for entrepreneurs to raise venture capital. Only the best of the best new companies are attracting such funding, according to the author. Entrepreneurs need to prepare themselves when approaching venture capitalists. Increasingly, several must have factors have become an essential part of the necessary preparation.
Buyers and sellers of companies have different reasons for getting together.
Raising capital at any stage of a company's growth is challenging and requires creativity and tenacity. However, these hurdles are especially difficult to conquer at the earliest stages of an enterprise's development, the author says. This article discusses where and how to raise capital at the seed level and growth stages.
Whatever formula you use to calculate the market value of a business--assets, performance or other multiples--a good starting point may be all it provides. Here's why--along with the other factors that count.
Josh Schwarzapel is the Product Manager for Cooliris Shopping. Josh has work experience performing ﬁnancial analysis for Smith Barney, and working on a marketing team at Fox Sports. He also has substantial
non-proﬁt experience, having founded a bridge organization to connect Stanford student volunteers and Accion Emprendadora, a non- proﬁt organization in Chile that educates and provides micro-ﬁnancial
services to poor entrepreneurs.
Tom Siebel is Chairman of First Virtual Group, a diversified holding company with interests in commercial real estate, agribusiness, global investment management, and philanthropy. Siebel was the founder, chairman, and
CEO of Siebel Systems, which merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems became a global leader in application software with more than 8,000 employees in 32 countries, over 4,500 corporate customers, and
annual revenue in excess of $2 billion. Prior to Siebel Systems, Siebel served as CEO of Gain Technology and held various management positions at Oracle. He is a frequent industry spokesman and the author of three books, including
Taking Care of eBusiness and Cyber Rules, published by Doubleday, and Virtual Selling, published by the Free Press. Siebel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, where he received a BA in history, an MBA, a MS in computer science, and a PhD with honors in Engineering.
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