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This article provides an excellent framework not only for how to raise money but also for how to think about raising money. Key point: Always stay nine months ahead of your need for cash.
Seth Godin authored this comprehensive manual, which can be downloaded via the ChangeThis blog, on the nature and scope of bootstrapping for entrepreneurial growth companies.
This article describes the cash cycle and how it can be applied to growth companies, which, for example, tend to have long cash cycles due to research and development activities.
Brief and focused, this article offers a solid outline of the questions venture capitalists and other potential funders ask before they show you the money. Only a well-prepared entrepreneur can supply the answers.
There's a convergence in international accounting standards (GAAP vs. IFRS, mainly) that entrepreneurs with growing global interests might want to be aware of, as reported by this lengthy article. However, larger corporations seem to be the key players right now.
Entrepreneurs pursuing venture funding will find useful information in this article. Guy Kawasaki offers insight into the venture capitalist mindset. His Venture Capital Aptitude Test could be used by the entrepreneur as a list of qualities for which to seek in a venture capitalist partner.
A leaner finance function will reduce costs, increase quality, and better align corporate responsibilities in finance and other departments. This article shows how CFOs can apply the waste-reduction principles of lean manufacturing to their challenges.
In partnership with agencies across the federal government, the more than 50 TPP professionals and staff work to maximize the benefits of open markets for global economic development, address and resolve trade disputes, strengthen intellectual property enforcement, and improve access for U.S. goods and services abroad.
A venture capitalist explains how key performance indicators (KPIs) are best compiled and used. They should be straightforward covering financial items and people, probably no more than 20, tied to specific managers, and coordinated by the CFO. Sales should be handled as a separate category.
This tool addresses the three general approaches to determining fair market value in a company: the income approach, the asset approach and the market approach.
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