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Venture capital investing in health IT is expected to increase, while investing in medical devices and biopharmaceuticals drops, according to a recent National Venture Capital Association survey. Read more about why VCs are favoring health IT companies.
Early stage company entrepreneurs have been warned about a "valley of death" for funding. Read about whether it's real or just a myth.
Getting government funding can be difficult for life sciences startups, but it can be done. Read more for tips on how to get SBIR and STTR grants.
Accepting a loan from the most respectable source of business financing--namely a commercial bank--is a mistake for some entrepreneurs, argues the author, who recounts the tale of her company's demise subsequent to her signing a bank loan with overly stringent terms. She includes four pointers that can help you flag loans likely to go bad.
It sounds like a privacy breach waiting to happen: Take some of your company's most classified information — employee records containing Social Security numbers, salaries — and put it on a bunch of remote servers that let you access the data via the public Internet.
In the first three years of running her printing solutions company, Wendy Fergerson borrowed roughly $60,000 per month on credit cards without paying any interest. Out of that experience, she recommends credit cards as a way to bootstrap a company as long as you pay attention to the details on each card for which you apply.
Entrepreneurs launching growth companies need an understanding of the financial basics to work with professionals and spot problems early, says a serial entrepreneur and investor. Tips for acquiring literacy are provided.
Budgeting, forecasting, and projecting mean fundamentally the same thing--estimating future amounts based on information you already know.
Compare actual financial figures to your budget at least monthly. You may need to adjust the budget during the year to reflect new information.
Historical financial information can be a great tool to jumpstart the budgeting process if care is taken to adjust for any incorrect or misleading information.
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