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Explore the Entrepreneurship.org Resource Center to find resources. Designed with entrepreneurs in mind, our resource center allows you to find materials to grow great ideas.
This glossary of terms should serve as a resource for helping you better understand many of the terms you will see and hear used as you launch your company. The terms are arranged alphabetically.
Use this tool to identify your business's potential funding sources and develop a plan to request funding.
This guide, produced by CircleLending, a private lending services company, provides information, tips, and strategies for entrepreneurs contemplating a private business loan--a loan from friends, family, and other private individuals.
This article discusses the sources of equity capital for entrepreneurs starting and growing new ventures.
In addition to reporting the amount of assets, liabilities, and equity held by the company, the Balance Sheet can help entrepreneurs understand the company's means available to create future profits.
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through external sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically contribute cash.
Alec Dingee, Chairman and Co-Founder of MIT Mentoring Services shares his insight to how investor's view the current economic climate. Review his research: 2009 is a period of historic economic turmoil and uncertainty. The Bad News: Investors Hate Uncertainty.
Review this sample Cash Flow Report and Cash Flow Statement for this year old business to understand the primary differences in these two reports and the value in using them in reporting financial information.
Along with this sample Income Statement for a year old business, this tool provides a line-by-line explanation of the most common categories used to report profits.
Numerous factors affect how angels value a company. Primary are the strength of the management team and the size of the opportunity, or a company's potential to scale. Accompanying this article is a valuation worksheet that entrepreneurs can use to better understand what investors look for and to identify factors that can justify higher pre-money valuations. Investors will find it useful to compare companies and determine whether valuation should be higher or lower.
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