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Stolen software, too-high brokerage fees, out-and-out scams are just a few of the pitfalls entrepreneurs must avoid as they raise capital. This article explains key signs of trouble and what to do about them.
Facing facts and forgetting fantasies are vital to accurate forecasting for startups seeking outside investment. This highly practical blog entry provides eleven helpful tips for doing forecasts realistically and presenting them in ways that investors understand and appreciate.
This article provides an excellent framework not only for how to raise money but also for how to think about raising money. Key point: Always stay nine months ahead of your need for cash.
Seth Godin authored this comprehensive manual, which can be downloaded via the ChangeThis blog, on the nature and scope of bootstrapping for entrepreneurial growth companies.
This article describes the cash cycle and how it can be applied to growth companies, which, for example, tend to have long cash cycles due to research and development activities.
Barbara Carey, an entrepreneur and product innovator, tells her story about bootstrapping her company with $800 and how she secured her first order and first manufacturer. Carey's golden rule: get your product or service order first before making any business commitments.
For small- and mid-size companies, offering stock directly to the public without an underwriter can be a successful way to raise public money. This article provides an introduction to what is involved in a direct public offering, and describes the pros and cons of this approach.
Brief and focused, this article offers a solid outline of the questions venture capitalists and other potential funders ask before they show you the money. Only a well-prepared entrepreneur can supply the answers.
To succeed in business, entrepreneurs must understand the language of business, which enables them to evaluate financial reports and make better decisions.
To maximize the amount of financing you can raise, you can either marshal tangible evidence of growth and success or demonstrate your company's potential.
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