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This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through external sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically contribute cash.
Raising money by selling equity to investors is a rare activity for companies, says CommonAngels' James Geshwiler. Not many CEOs get much practice or guidance on how to do this key task. This document is a sample template for entrepreneurs to use in pitching their companies to angel investors, and covers six main areas of risk and ability to generate return for investors.
Before building a detailed line-by-line budget, entrepreneurs should prepare a preliminary forecast, projecting estimates of the primary components of profitability--sales, cost of goods sold, and operating expenses.
This comprehensive guide to federal research and development grants is designed for entrepreneurs, and includes information about the SBIR/STTR programs as well as general grant proposal information. This guide is made available for public use with support from the Kauffman Foundation.
This tool guides the entrepreneur through the process of developing a preliminary forecast, which is used to judge the accuracy and reasonableness of financial figures prior to creating a detailed line-by-line budget.
Along with this sample Balance Sheet for a year old business, this tool provides a line-by-line explanation of the most common categories used to report the value of the company's assets, liabilities, and equity.
There are many ways to read financial statements. This information will add understanding to your own reading of your financial statements.
This article discusses cash and burn rate--that is how efficiently cash is used and how much cash is needed to operate day in and day out.
Use this checklist to evaluate all of your funding options and to consider alternative sources of funding.
This article discusses the steps involved in the process of raising money from the first handshake to the cash-in-hand.
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