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- Raising money? Find your champion.
- Have you heard the rule of the thirds?
- Financing with grants, not equity or debt
- Use creative fundraising instead of equity or debt?
- When should you go for equity financing?
- Three Important Issues for Your Business Plan
- Are you innovating because of need or inspiration?
- Is it your brilliant plan or your execution?
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Increasing your chances of success If you seek funds from an organized investment group such as an angel fund, venture capital entity, or even an investment club, the first thing you want to do is to find one person to … Continue reading
It starts with sharing the opportunity and upside Think of startups and early stage businesses whose entrepreneurs you know. How many of them, particularly in technology, were able to start a company, supply all the funding, and share no management … Continue reading
First, an example of grant-based financing I was chairman of a company that, for twelve years never took a dollar of outside investment. The company was funded entirely by grants from the National Institute of Health, amounting to millions … Continue reading
Use creative fundraising instead of equity or debt? By Dave Berkus First, my story as an example Let me tell you the story of how I raised $100,000 to fill a gap needed to purchase a new home for my … Continue reading
Some professional advice Here’s more advice from professional investors for aspiring entrepreneurs. Each of us has a list of things we look for early on when identifying whether we want to go to the next step in analyzing a … Continue reading
The biggest error in planning may not be spreadsheet calculation error. Or cost estimation. It is most often missed assumptions about the market, the competition, the speed of adoption, or other critical metrics you’ve researched, or selected, or even just … Continue reading
So, you’ve successfully sold your business and have received enough money from the sale to become financially independent, no longer having to work for a living. That is a comfortable place to be, and it is one experienced by more … Continue reading
Now you have worked for months to get this deal to the closing, anticipating the wire transfers to the shareholders that will come any minute. This could change your lifestyle and give you that much needed pause in your life … Continue reading
Remembering our original vision When we start a business, we are optimistic that we will succeed and dream of riches to follow when the company is sold or even getting all the way to an IPO. Some of us build … Continue reading
The need for real time information From sports car to aircraft to super tanker, successful operation depends upon the pilot’s understanding and urgent timely use of a dashboard. Real time information is critical to real time decision-making, and increasingly in … Continue reading