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Real estate and insurance are cornerstones of a construction company founder's strategy for building and protecting both business assets and personal wealth. With the help of a financial advisor, she's sustaining her vision of leadership: to understand value, share profits and give back to the community.
Taking on debt can be healthy for a company's cash flow and sustainability, according to the author, who notes that the keys lie in ensuring debt is taken on for strategic purposes and that the company is ready to manage this important new relationship.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Web site contains a comprehensive guide, QandA: Small Business and the SEC, that provides a basic understanding about the various ways companies can become public and what securities laws apply.
Sharing information with investors is important at all stages of a company's growth. Read more about what investors want to hear.
For quick reference and review, present your board with a one-page summary of your company's finances at your quarterly meetings. Open-book management companies can use it for employees, too. This technique doesn't exempt you from standard financial reporting, but it does help key stakeholders more quickly see and appreciate the big picture.
Communication is the vital link in building a relationship with a business partner, in this case a mentor (angel) capitalist. Learn where and when to use the right presentation for the right audience whether it be an angel or venture capitalist.
Starting a business usually involves committing personal finances, no more so than at the beginning, when banks are loathe to extend credit.
No growing company survives and prospers without some debt component on its balance sheet whether it's a small loan from family or friends or a line of credit from a regional commercial lender.
The most promising incubators for young healthcare entrepreneurs are U.S. colleges and universities. Case in point? Wake Forest and its “Business Elevator” competition.
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