Published: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:47:31 -0500
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:07:08 -0500In the past few posts we've looked at various startup situations from an entrepreneur's perspective. In this and the next few posts, we'll take a look at how the people on the other side of the table, namely the venture capitalists work. It is important to get a perspective of how the other side thinks and works if you want to build a mutually beneficial relationship.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:41:53 -0500AIF is an Alternative Investment Fund Regulations privately pooled investment vehicle which collects funds from investors, whether Indian or foreign, for investing it in accordance with a defined investment policy for the benefit of its investors. AIF may be in the form of a trust or a company or a limited liability partnership or a body corporate.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:48:31 -0500Whether you are just starting a business or have an existing business the time will come when you need to raise finance or investment. Understanding what is available is undoubtedly important. In this article you will discover the different types of funds that are available for your business.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:30 -0500Most people have never worked with VC or Private Investors and therefore make numerous mistakes when submitting their business plans. Perfect planning will help you avoid these pitfalls.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:50:22 -0500Selling a business at the top of the valuation range can be achieved. Businesses which sell for the highest multiple have a number of common elements or characteristics which are reviewed in this article.
Mon, 09 May 2016 09:20:24 -0500So, you have kicked off a new business, and you are looking for a way to get funds. First of all, you need to keep in mind that there is no best way to fund a new business. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Moreover, a method that worked for one type of business may not work for your business type. Therefore, you should go over the options given below and choose a method based on the type of your business.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:57:50 -0500Do you actually consider that a company with no real asset can value so much as $40 billion? Well, you are going to find out in this short article today.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:41:24 -0500Buying a business does not have to be a complicated endeavor when the proper process and methodology is followed. In this article, we outline eleven specific steps that should be adhered to when buying a business and bank financing is planned to be utilized.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:20:02 -0500It is said that two heads are better than one and that is often true. When two people join forces to work on an important goal, expertise and resources are shared and the goal is reached more quickly. Moreover, there is someone available to help make decisions, someone to vent frustrations and celebrate victories with. Human beings are social animals. Most of us have an intimate partner in our life, or would like one. Many aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs would like to have a partner in their enterprise, as well.
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:19:36 -0500Entrepreneurs who want to raise finance for their business will have to begin with an outstanding business idea in order to convince their investors to raise finance for them. You should not focus on one aspect only. Entrepreneurs need to understand what the investors really want, especially if you are into venture capitalism.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:46:54 -0600Venture Capital companies and Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) invest in electric-vehicle charging infrastructure. Some stations include covered solar panel charging stations. Cities across America are implementing electric vehicle (EV) charging station in downtown areas and suburbs fostering support for electric cars.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:24:29 -0600You may want to know what your startup business is worth today, based on the growing market. Or does your company look like a beautiful looking, well structured, nice color matched Bungalow? And maybe you want to reconstruct it; to make it bigger and a superlative edifice. Well, today we will talk about 5 important factors professionals consider, when valuing a company which I think should be in your note.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:53:26 -0500It's a competitive world out there. Competition for investor funds is fierce. There is a lot of talk about how to position your product positively against the competition. But how do you compete with the thousands of startup entrepreneurs looking to grab a chunk of the same funding pool? Here are top tips to rise above the noise in the investor funding crowd.
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:01:51 -0500An effective way to receive the venture capital that you need is by selling your business to the venture capital (VC) firms. But of course, you should never approach those venture capitalists empty handed. Keep in mind that VC firms will have to evaluate the viability of your business, first based on your business plan and second from your business pitch. More importantly, VCS are more likely to venture with you if they see these four important qualities in your business: disruptive technology, potential for fast growth, well-rounded business model, and top performing management team.
Tue, 26 May 2015 11:24:13 -0500Creative entrepreneurs can be fun to work with and they present unique challenges as their imaginations fly unfettered. The possibilities they imagine for their dream are endless and they can struggle with focus and reality. Learning to channel the creative energy and boundless dreaming into a plan of action that will result in some measure of business success can be extremely challenging for many. Nowhere is that conflict and contrast between a dream and reality highlighted more than when the entrepreneur presents his story to would-be investors.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:53 -0500Most investors don't know what they don't know about due diligence process! Even worse though most investors assume they know everything about the due diligence process and end up making costly mistakes because of it. Unfortunately, in many cases, investors don't understand the role operations due diligence should play in their M&A assessments... and that turns out to be a costly mistake.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:55:20 -0500If you do not meet all criteria for conventional financing you may still qualify for a business loan, even as a start up company. That is the role of Venture Capital and Private Equity Financing.
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:38:32 -0600Revenue-based financing is funding provided by investors to technology businesses (with no hard assets) in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of the business revenues. Funding is linked to revenues. No hard assets are required for collateral.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:59:58 -0600This article will discuss how to get started with a new business even if you don't have capital to buy equipment. A company that offers business equipment finance can give you the best terms with good interest rates.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:41:29 -0500Billionaire entrepreneur and innovator Niraj Goel is ready with his latest offering - the Singapore Innovation League. What is this league about and what is the purpose behind its launch? Well, Niraj, who has risen from the ground up all by himself, has strong views about giving back to the society.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:34:01 -0500A small talk with a potential investor could lead to your dream investment. But how do you approach such a conversation? Well, there is s some good news and some bad news. starting with the good - it's possible!
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:47:43 -0500Getting your startup funded is not a small challenge. It's even harder when your startup is at an early stage when there is no "field" proof that could indicate the chances of its success, like a working product, happy customers, steady income etc. in the early stage of a startup, founders need to prove investors that the company doesn't only have a great product with a clear market fit, but they need to show as well they are capable of leading the company through the next stages and ultimately to success. As a preparation for the meetings with potential investors, it is not sufficient to only master the business plan and intimately understand the business model, but to also work hard and prepare for the conversation itself with the investors.
Wed, 28 May 2014 11:15:40 -0500Do you know what business credit is? Are you aware of the criteria that's needed to be met before you can obtain it? Do you know that you can get business credit with no personal guarantee? Let me show you more!
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:43:20 -0500A vision is only a dream without execution. This article is about moving from a vision to execution as an entrepreneur.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:16:14 -0600Up until now, crowdfunding was scare. Now it is easy to find. But finding the right crowdfunding site is tricky. Youvegotfunds.com is definitely one you want to check out.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:37:53 -0600Accounts receivable financing is fairly new in business finance but has gained popularity amongst small business enterprises. What then are the different kinds of accounts receivable financing? Read on to find out...
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:23:41 -0500Sometimes, owners of businesses that don't qualify for a bank loan decide that seeking venture capital or bringing on equity investors are other viable options. While there are some potential benefits to bringing venture capital and so-called "angel" investors into your business, there are drawbacks as well. Alternative financing solutions like factoring, AR financing and asset-based lending are often better working capital options for businesses that don't qualify for a bank loan or line of credit.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:50:36 -0500Though its worth is very significant in the industry, the collection agency business is considered to be one of the least consumer-friendly businesses in America mainly because of the aggressive methods that these companies usually use to collect debts from customers. If you aspire to establish your own collection agency business, you can break the stigma that revolves around debt collection by following these guidelines.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 07:25:51 -0500Entrepreneurship, in today's world, does not need huge capital or a highly qualified team to start with. The Internet has opened up ways for people to start without investments, and to hire people with expertise on a need basis. Almost all aspects of running a business can be outsourced, while the owner can keep a brief overview of everything and ensure control over everything.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:56:44 -0500Traveling is a part and parcel of our life - be it business tours for your job or own organizations, or a private trips with friends and family. With every trip we gain a whole new set of experiences as we get exposed to different cultures, get to taste various cuisines, meet a lot of people and a lot more. With digital photography being an affordable hobby for most of us, our journeys are incomplete without photos and videos pertaining to the place.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:45:44 -0500The Internet is a market place for all kinds of products, as we are now more inclined towards ordering items of our needs online. Websites like eBay and Amazon are now so popular for their fast and reliable online shopping portals that a lot of brink and mortar stores are now closing down due to declining sales...
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:35:26 -0500Business pitches are essential to the success of any business idea and its transition from concept to reality. Pitching to investors is often the inevitable first step to gathering support and funding for any business idea. Even the most original and innovative business idea and opportunity can be missed if potential investors are not convinced and do not choose to fund the idea. This is why it is essential to understand potential investors before any business pitch and to change and adapt the business pitch accordingly.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:57:52 -0500Tips and insights for when you consider taking on angel investments in early phase. There's more than just raising funds, especially in early stage raising capital has a huge impact on future share holdings.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:58:57 -0500Successful pitch decks combine great design with great content. A beautifully organized pitch deck, with all the right messaging, is essential in order for aspiring entrepreneurs to secure the funding necessary to see their dream grow into a reality.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:53:12 -0500Your investor pitch is more than just a pretty presentation deck. Winning pitch decks should have a story everyone can relate to, clear evidence that there is a huge problem, and a vision for what the world would look like if you eliminated the problem.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:49:23 -0500Disclaimer I am not an agent or connected to this entity. The information provided below is independent as based on my research and experience. Whilst I have taken steps to ensure the accuracy of the information presented here, there can be no guarantee that it will remain accurate.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:34:24 -0500Being in a business means that you have to keep generating the money all time to manage the finances and operating the business smoothly. However, one thing that needs mention is that every businessman wants to expand his business and for that he needs partners.
Fri, 31 May 2013 11:41:43 -0500Knowledge of how to finance an acquisition is the key. Most companies when financing acquisitions fail to critically assess the financing risk and the overall business risk of making the acquisition. How could this be? Why does this happen? It happens to businesses because they often fall into the trap of failing to appreciate the root causes of their success.
Mon, 20 May 2013 10:47:36 -0500Raising venture capital can be tough, time consuming, and may involve acquiring news skills. Use these 7 essential rules when raising money from investors to maximize your efforts.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:48:46 -0500Are our 'A' players the key to our business next breakthrough? Do we have subdued talent in our ranks? Can we tap into that intellectual capital?
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:37:49 -0500The trends that are contained in your financial statements will be key components in marketing your independent P&C agency for sale. Are your revenues and expenses headed in the right direction over the past number of years?
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:01:18 -0500The new generations of entrepreneurs who have developed their business to the point of needing investors to build larger, are hesitant about giving up control of their business. CEOs that are raising capital for their business want to know that the investor can bring a benefit to their business.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:09:40 -0500Raising capital is no easy matter. Facilitate your progress with venture capitalism by learning and abiding by expert advice.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:43:29 -0500Because the area of financing can be confusing, yet crucial to the success of any business endeavor, let's look at some do's and don'ts of financing as pertains to the embroidery industry. The Do's and Don'ts...
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:40:24 -0600Despite the worldwide economic crisis, the internet global growing trend is continuing to expand exponentially and at an alert pace with no signs of slowing down for the next few years. The trends noticed on the online content market are showing a strong global growth in the number of the Internet and digital media users, a growing number of the mobile (smartphones) Internet users, a strong growth in using broadband, a fast worldwide implementation of the desktop and mobile Web 2.0 standard and a strong growth in using social networking.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:14:11 -0600Setting aside the possibility they will discover any out and out attempt to defraud the buyer, there seems to be some common misunderstanding about the proper role of the M&A due diligence team? They are going to perform an assessment of the target business, but to what purpose? There is often confusion about the role of the due diligence team. It is their job to report the facts not make an investment recommendation.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:38:44 -0600Venture capital is money loaned by investors to start-up firms and expanding businesses to finance their growth. For businesses looking to expand venture capital, it is crucial. It can provide the funds needed to pay for infrastructure upgrades or to hire new staff.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:21:02 -0600When either aspiring or established businessmen want or need to raise substantive amounts of funding to launch or grow their businesses, many of them don't take the traditional route of applying for bank loans or lines of credit. Intelligent businessmen know that the largest sums of liquid capital exist in a specialized part of the private sector. This specialized sector is known as the venture capital market.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:04:41 -0600A major overhaul of the pharmaceutical industry is occurring as patents on lucrative medications are ending, budgets are limited, and costs of research and development are increasing. The increased costs to complete testing on a new drug and push new drugs to the market are becoming increasingly difficult to find.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:00:41 -0600The pharma industry is vitally important in the research and development of new drugs that have the potential to treat many of the most serious illnesses that threaten the health of people today. Without the testing and continuous research done by these companies, it would be virtually impossible to move forward with new developments in drug therapy. However, there is a down side to the pharma industry.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:26:49 -0600The financial markets are soaring, and from time to time, so are the incomes of individuals who have invested time and money in them. Making an additional income is what financial products can provide if they are backed by stable companies or businesses that can grow.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:42:37 -0600A lot of people these days are trying to start their own business. However, there is one constantly persistent problem - the capital? There are a lot of opportunities, and most head for the so-called Venture capital or Risk capital investors. Read more to learn how to prepare for obtaining an investment for your business from risk capital investors.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:27:53 -0600How will you find the money to turn your dream business into a reality? Fortunately, we live in an age in which financing possibilities span well beyond the standard bank business loan. Whether you are contemplating a start-up or are ready to expand your already-successful business, research all your options so that lack of planning doesn't cost you more in the long-run.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:15:31 -0600Startups, I'm here to save you. Venture capitalists, I apologize for what may come off as slander -- not my intention.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:55:19 -0600Funding a Startup is one of the most difficult tasks a new business can face. As the old saying goes it takes money to make money however getting the initial investment is a strong indicator of the likely success of a new venture. This article looks at ways to fund a Startup without giving up control to VC or an Angel Investor.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:05:22 -0600Offshore investment refers to a wide variety of investment strategies that take advantage of tax benefits offered outside of an investor's home country. There is no scarcity of money-marketplace, bond and equity assets offered by trustworthy offshore investment companies that are fiscally sound, time-tested and, most importantly, legal.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:04:26 -0600If you are an investor or business man seeking sky highs then at some stage of your business you will definitely want to expand it and make incorporation in other countries. Not only to grow your business through targeting a larger marketplace, but also, and most importantly, to reap the advantages and benefits of a registration offshore company.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:06:00 -0600It is often difficult to access financing in Uganda, especially for less established entities. One of the alternative sources of finance for Uganda is the TBL mirror fund, a venture capital entity.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:05:42 -0600Access to finance, particularly for start ups and early stage companies in Uganda is hard to come. The Accion venture lab is a fund that has been established, particularly for financial services businesses using "new" technology.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:08:54 -0500It is difficult for entrepreneurs, particularly start up businesses to find sources of finance. The fund profiled below is one of the funds that helps to solve that problem.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:26:39 -0500There's an old adage when it comes to business that you have to spend money in order to make money. Whether you are looking to buy stock or simply get your work from home website up off the ground, you will need to find some kind of investment in order to get your business running. There are, of course, many types of business that don't require funding in a traditional sense. Any business in which your time is the major commodity requires only an investment of hours. Even still, you may require external investment to support the period of time that you need to give to your business before the money starts coming in.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:55:13 -0500Have you ever been to a show where you see a fake Marilyn Monroe or a Tina Turner lookalike or even Cher? They look so much like the real deal that you can barely tell the difference. Elsewhere in the world, people regularly come face-to-face with lookalike merchant bankers or project financiers, pay money for their services, and never get their funding. How to watch out for them?
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:06:05 -0500The business world is a magical place that holds many different techniques to gaining what is needed. One thing that all businesses need when first starting out is venture capital. This can come from many sources, but knowing where to find it and how to get it is a huge part of the task.
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:47:17 -0500The other day I was talking to a small business entrepreneur who had some family and friends with a bit of money. His new idea and invention for his next enterprise is relatively sound, but it is disruptive technology. He also has a friend who is an angel investor, and a few friends who are venture capitalists, so we has sources of capital to get this going. He's wondering which group he should borrow the money from because it doesn't look like he can go to a bank locally and get the money he needs to build his company.
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:24:10 -0500Mauritius is known as a global monetary service hub for providing contended service in areas, like finance, commerce and banking. In addition, a detailed legislation is also formulated in order to provide for non-banking offshore services. There are several business activities that are approved globally, and recognized by most of the countries. These services include Insurance policies, financial services, banking services, opening of offshore bank accounts, licensing and approval of new offshore financial companies, trading and asset management.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:52:44 -0500Crowdfunding is another way of leveraging the "crowd" or the three F's, friends, family and friends of family and one new S, strangers. You post your project on one of the more than 450 crowdfunding platforms worldwide and you wait for the money to roll in.
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 08:14:04 -0500There are quite a few entrepreneurs who write business plans and come up with great new inventions and innovations and are dead set on finding a venture capitalist to fund them. Other entrepreneurs who have been down that path, or perhaps have looked at it closely don't have any intention on giving up such a large percentage of the company from the get-go to the VCs, they don't find the deal to be a good one, or in their favor. Now then, I've been an outspoken critic of venture capitalism, mostly because I've competed against such startups funded by these groups, but they do have a distinct advantage.
Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:27:56 -0500A financial model is critical to receiving investment capital. This articles provides tips on building a credible financial model for start-ups that will help the business get funded through banks or venture capitalists.
Thu, 31 May 2012 13:57:12 -0500As it the case with any new business, capital is a necessity in order to not only launch a new business, but grow it. And many entrepreneurs are tethered to a job they dislike because they can not find the capital needed to start their new enterprise. The solution to this quandary is grants for small businesses. The advantage of a grant for a small business is that they are exempt from taxes and are interest-free. Believe it or not-there are sources of money available to business owners that equate to a free lump sum of money that you can use for start up costs as you open your own business.
Thu, 31 May 2012 13:50:42 -0500President Obama signed the "Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act'' (the JOBS Act) on April 5. Part of this Act authorizes crowdfunding for the first time. Up until now, crowdfunding could only be done legally by a company effectively pre-selling its goods or services at a discount.
Fri, 18 May 2012 11:52:52 -0500Business is the main block of success, wealth and fame for society today. If one has great business acumen, they can succeed easily in any kind of business they venture into.
Thu, 03 May 2012 09:45:38 -0500Your basic knowledge of capital, in terms of business, is that it is the seed of any negotiations. It is the fund used for you to start the wheel of money that your business would run through. You would need it to find your business a good office space, buy office supplies, hire your pioneer staff and develop your product to be offered to your market.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:20:16 -0500The business owners usually look into the funding that is received from venture capital firms. However, even before you join hands with venture capital investors, you must ensure that their welfare is safeguarded regarding their investment. When venture capitalists invest in your firm, they become more than mere creditors, they turn into part owners and this is the reason why they need to see the long-term revenue options of the company.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:20:04 -0500New business owners try to look in for such kind of investors who are willing to offer the start-up loan for kick-starting the business. However, the main point of difference between angel investors and the normal ones are that the former seems to expect a high ROI or return on investment.
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 07:51:27 -0500The downside of SR&ED is that it can take 1-2 years before the refund is received from the federal government. Many startup companies simply cannot afford to suspend business to wait for this critical source of funding. Recently, North Innovation Fund (NIF) has devised an innovation form of bridge financing that finances SR&ED accruals. That is, NIF finances SR&ED claims before they are filed.
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 13:38:00 -0600One of the most important concerns of people who are planning to start a business is to how are they going to fund their business. Of course, a great business plan would not work without the funds to run the idea.
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:41:09 -0600In business, as in everything else, communication is key. If you want to give your project its best chance at getting funded, there are certain key points that I like to call the 12 Funding Commandments that you must abide by, questions you must answer before even your investor(s) asks. You present these clearly and concisely, you've got yourself a killer Presentation.
Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:52:14 -0600The Series 6 license must be held by mutual funds representatives whether working directly for the mutual fund or one of their representatives. Any person who sells variable annuities or mutual funds must hold this license and be registered with FINR, formally known as the NASD. This license is also required by certain back office employees of a mutual fund company. Persons who quote prices or speak with the public are required to have the license.
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:45:35 -0600The other day, I was talking with an individual, a seasoned entrepreneur looking to raise a little capital for his next business, and he noted that he only needed a little bit of startup money to get the prototypes going, to prove concept, and to start making money. Yes, perhaps so, and perhaps not, but how can he come up with the money if he doesn't have family members to fund it or any money of his own to invest? Okay so let's talk a little about this case study, perhaps you are in the same boat as...
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:39:21 -0600Not long ago, an entrepreneur told me of a great new kiosk business model, and it sounded fabulous, however having and innovative idea, and a nice business plan are much different than actually making it happen. Okay so, let's talk, because the entrepreneur then asked; where is the best place to get the startup capital and funding for such a new business of this type? He also suggested that he would not need all that much, perhaps enough to get just a few machines going to get it started and prove the concept.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:10:21 -0600You may have heard that movie investments, especially low budget movie investments, can be very lucrative. This can be true, and you may be excited about investing in a movie, but not know how to find a movie project to invest in. You may also be wondering about what to look for in a low budget movie project, and what to watch out for. This article will explain how to find a movie project to invest in, and how to determine if it has a good chance of being a successful movie that will produce a good profit.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:34:07 -0600In Brief: You're keen to know the Investor's terms for a loan. Why they can't give you specifics, only general guidelines for interest rates, time period and conditions or other 'terms'. It's all about their perception of risk. Scam often use a 'Terms Sheet' as bait for their trap. Don't fall for this!
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:29:12 -0600The pharmaceutical industry has been continuously improving and evolving over time with the relative advancements and breakthroughs in the technological sphere. And with the crucial role that the pharmaceutical industry plays in society, these improvements may yield significant benefits that can result in the further betterment of the quality of life of a person.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:18:01 -0600Pharma companies are taking a second look at startups in 2012. These companies are known to be a driving force in the research and development of new medications. This is currently a lucrative area, and many of these start ups provide a lot of innovation in this field. These new companies are able to work in a number of ways that are not available to many of the largest firms. They often have a greater freedom to develop their products.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:11:52 -0600Pharma isn't what it used to be. Two major companies lost about 40% of their stocks' values in the past decade, when the industry shed 300,000 jobs. Some analysts, including former pharmaceutical executive Bernard Munos, think more jobs need to be lost. Munos, now an analyst, thinks pharma has too much effort in research and development.
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 19:46:59 -0600In brief: A 'draw-down schedule' is a necessary, vital piece of information in any development project. It is a MUST for any application for business finance. It brings together, tasks, costs, & time demonstrating your competence & understanding of your project. This document explores the different dimension of this document, their function and purpose.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 09:43:23 -0600Is your business languishing? Since you're still in business, it's apparent that the business was doing well at one point. The good news is that you have learned a lot about marketing your products and customers.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:43:56 -0600The uncomfortable reality is that it DOES cost money to raise large amounts of finance for business projects. There are many risks, so do some due diligence on the potential source of investment. However, the costs are yours to bear, because you are the one being advantaged by the application. Make sure that you get value for your money! We look at the costs, the risks, and how to minimise the painful experiences!
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 08:00:56 -0500For some entrepreneurs, they have excellent ideas to set up new businesses in the non-technology areas, such as retail, commercial services or franchising opportunities. There are many venture capital firms or private equity firms that are specialized in these non-technology sectors.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:10:20 -0500The Business Plan is the key document of your company. It has everything that is important for the creation of your company and investors will want to see it eventually. The Business Plan is a very important document that covers every minute detail of your business. It explains how your company is to execute each milestone, who your competitors are and what the market shows.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:38:50 -0500There are many hot sectors in the capital raising markets in Australia - both private equity and venture capital markets. In addition to the perceived that Australia is a mining and resources country, investors are actually looking at many more industries in Australia, including IT, biotechnology and environmental technologies.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:13:58 -0500There are many aspects that affect your financial performance and, in turn, affect the perceived value of your company. Being able to illustrate the stability of your revenue and earnings along with validating your growth prospects are important factors.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:56:35 -0500When it comes to raising equity, the most important aspects of any investor's decision to invest are: 1) How they are going to get their money out? And, 2) What they are going to make when they exit the deal. This can often be a complicated matter to explain and, if neglected when developing your business plan, could end up costing you the financing you need to build your business.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:31:12 -0500In this article we discuss finding venture capital investors. There is also a discussion regarding how these firms operate and what can be expected when working with a professional funding source.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:00:56 -0500What do all entrepreneurs have in common, whether they are only starting up a business or already an existing business in the growth stage? They are always complaining about the lack of capital needed to advance their company further. Furthermore, one of the only ways to obtain this capital is by raising venture capital, which can be a trying and difficult process.
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:04:31 -0500You have often heard about the uses of actuators across different types of industries. But apart from heavy duty industrial use, linear actuators are also used in many other applications such as satellites, construction industry, housing industry, recreational vehicles and myriad other uses. In this article, we shall take a look at how these actuators have played a crucial role in making processes faster and more efficient because of their presence in these industries.
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:38:34 -0500This article discusses the laws that are applicable to raising capital from a third party. There is a further discussion regarding the need for an attorney for this process.
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:34:20 -0500This article focuses on the actual costs associated with raising capital. There is a discussion regarding working with accredited investors.
Wed, 05 Oct 2011 09:09:18 -0500Most businesses need working capital to grow and prosper. The axiom "when you stop growing you start dying" is not far from a fact for many entrepreneurs. So where does one find access to working capital or a loan to start a business. The good news is that difficult economic conditions have fostered non-traditional funding sources that fill the void that the banks have found it necessary to create.
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:01:22 -0500This article discusses the primary differences between angel investors and venture capital firms. There is also a discussion regarding the profile of each of these types of capital firms and what they are looking for in a small business investment.