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Raising Money in Today's Public Markets
Jensen Eric C
11/1/2006
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Many entrepreneurs increasingly are exploring alternative ways to raise capital. This overview evaluates four of the most common alternative public equity tracks: foreign markets, corporate shells, private investment in a public equity, and direct public offerings.

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Reverse Mergers: An Alternative for Going Public
Polin Kenneth D
11/1/2006
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In the past, reverse mergers were associated with penny stocks, manipulation, and potential for abuse. Today they are viewed as a legitimate vehicle for going public. The author explains the steps involved in doing a reverse merger and offers tips for expediting filing and approval of documents with the SEC.

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Sarbanes-Oxley and Public Markets
Botts William V
11/1/2006
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This finance expert explains the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) law and how it impacts public and private companies. This author shows the upside and downside of SOX compliance and asserts private companies aiming to grow (and go public) should take steps to become SOX-compliant early on.

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The How and Why of Direct Public Offerings
McKillop James
11/1/2006
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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.

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Toronto's Capital Pool Company Program
Rogers Mark C
11/1/2006
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Bradmer Pharmaceuticals, an American biotech company, chose to use the Toronto Venture Exchange's Capital Pool Company Program to raise cash in the public markets. The author shares his experience making the decision to list in the CPC program and his lessons learned.

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The Language of Business
FastTrac
1/26/2007
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To succeed in business, entrepreneurs must understand the language of business, which enables them to evaluate financial reports and make better decisions.

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Maximize Cash Flow: Cash Cycle
FastTrac
2/2/2007
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By measuing the cash cycle--the time it takes to receive cash from sales after investing in products/services--entrepreneurs can monitor and improve internal cash flow.

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Bootstrapping: From the Trenches to a State of Mind
Welch Alex
3/1/2007
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In 2003, Alex Welch observed that e-commerce and social networking users were in need of an easy-to-use centralized hub to store and publish media. In this article, he explains how he founded a company based on this idea by bootstrapping his startup and later raising outside money.

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Bootstrapping Your Business
Payne William H Bill
3/1/2007
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Bootstrapping allows entrepreneurs to operate their startups with minimal investments from others, according to equity capital expert, Bill Payne. This allows entrepreneurs to postpone raising capital while their firms mature and retain ownership of their companies during that time.

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Building a Software Company from Scratch
Reisman Art
3/1/2007
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When Art Reisman cofounded a tech company, they had little cash and a good technology idea. Reisman shares two key bootstrapping lessons they learned: use open source technology to develop new software applications and bag indirect selling for do-it-yourself direct selling.

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