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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.
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.
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.
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.
This sample term sheet for a Series A round of financing details the major points of a hypothetical investment deal for a first-round ?Series A Convertible Preferred Stock? financing.
This is a sample term sheet for a Series B round of financing.
This article provides detailed explanations of terms proposed in investor term sheets and the effects of these terms on the entrepreneur.
This article discusses the steps involved in the process of raising money from the first handshake to the cash-in-hand.
This article provides several looks at simple depreciation, including one entrepreneur's example.
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