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How to Get Your Business Funded in 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:13:27 -0600

Contrary to popular belief, business plans do not generate business financing. True, there are many kinds of financing options that require a business plan, but nobody invests in a business plan.

How Vcs Work - Part 1

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:07:08 -0500

In 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.

Alternative Investment Fund Regulations

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:41:53 -0500

AIF 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.

Venture Capital - And Other Funding Options For Your Business

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:48:31 -0500

Whether 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.

Avoid These Five Mistakes When Submitting Your Business Plan To Raise Investment Funds

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:30 -0500

Most 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.

Characteristics of a Successful Business - M&A Transactions

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:50:22 -0500

Selling 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.

How To Fund Your New Venture

Mon, 09 May 2016 09:20:24 -0500

So, 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.

Why Companies With No Real Asset Value So Much: 7 Essential Elements They Consider

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:57:50 -0500

Do 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.

Eleven Steps in Buying a Business

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:41:24 -0500

Buying 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.

Howdy, Partner!

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:20:02 -0500

It 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.

Venture Capital Investors Will Want You to Follow This T.I.P.: A Team, an Idea and a Plan

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:19:36 -0500

Entrepreneurs 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.

Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations Investment Opportunities

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:46:54 -0600

Venture 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.

5 Important Factors To Consider Before Your Company Valuation

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:24:29 -0600

You 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.

Top 5 Investor Pitch Deck Mistakes and What To Do Instead

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:53:26 -0500

It'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.

How Can You Receive Venture Capital?

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:01:51 -0500

An 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.

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Send Investors Running

Tue, 26 May 2015 11:24:13 -0500

Creative 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.

The Missing Link in Most Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:53 -0500

Most 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.

What Are Qualifications for a Business Loan

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:55:20 -0500

If 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.

Revenue-Based Financing for Technology Companies With No Hard Assets

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:38:32 -0600

Revenue-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.

Why Business Equipment Finance Makes Sense

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:59:58 -0600

This 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.

Billionaire Entrepreneur Niraj Goel Set to Launch Singapore Innovation League

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:41:29 -0500

Billionaire 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.

How to Pitch Successfully and Recruit Investors?

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:34:01 -0500

A 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!

Questions Investors Will Likely Ask You

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:47:43 -0500

Getting 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.

Do You Know About Business Credit?

Wed, 28 May 2014 11:15:40 -0500

Do 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!

Funeral Industry Entrepreneur?

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:43:20 -0500

A vision is only a dream without execution. This article is about moving from a vision to execution as an entrepreneur.

YouveGotFunds: A Unique, New Funding Option

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:16:14 -0600

Up until now, crowdfunding was scare. Now it is easy to find. But finding the right crowdfunding site is tricky. is definitely one you want to check out.

The Different Kinds of Accounts Receivable Financing

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:37:53 -0600

Accounts 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...

Alternative Financing Vs. Venture Capital: Which Option Is Best for Boosting Working Capital?

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:23:41 -0500

Sometimes, 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.

Collection Agency Business: How To Get Started

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:50:36 -0500

Though 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.

The Art of Planning a Business: How to Make Money

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 07:25:51 -0500

Entrepreneurship, 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.

Travelling the Journey of Your Entrepreneurial Success

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:56:44 -0500

Traveling 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.

Dominate the Online Marketplace - Make Money Fast

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:45:44 -0500

The 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...

The Importance of Knowing Your Investor Before the Pitch

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:35:26 -0500

Business 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.

Startups, Founders, Angel Investors and Dilution

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:57:52 -0500

Tips 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.

How to Create a Pitch Deck That Stands Out

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:58:57 -0500

Successful 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.

Pitch Deck Design That Wins

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:53:12 -0500

Your 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.

Alternative Sources of Finance for Uganda: Jacana Partners

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:49:23 -0500

Disclaimer 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.

Joint Venture - Share Your Financial Burden With Partners

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:34:24 -0500

Being 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.

What You Need to Consider While Financing Acquisitions?

Fri, 31 May 2013 11:41:43 -0500

Knowledge 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.

Venture Capital - Cash for Business From Business Angels

Mon, 20 May 2013 10:47:36 -0500

Raising 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.

Help The Economy With Your Business

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:48:46 -0500

Are 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?

Don't Wait Too Long!

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:37:49 -0500

The 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?

Venture Capital: Presenting Business Plans to New Investors

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:01:18 -0500

The 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.

7 Important Factors to Securing a Venture Capital for Your Business

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:09:40 -0500

Raising capital is no easy matter. Facilitate your progress with venture capitalism by learning and abiding by expert advice.

Ideas for Financing a New Embroidery Company

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:43:29 -0500

Because 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...

Why to Invest in Digital Content

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:40:24 -0600

Despite 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.

What Is the Role of the Due Diligence Team?

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:14:11 -0600

Setting 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.

How To Acquire Venture Capital For Expanding Businesses

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:38:44 -0600

Venture 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.

4 Basic Principles of Raising Venture Capital Funds

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:21:02 -0600

When 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.

An Ideal Partnership Between Pharma and Biotech Startups

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:04:41 -0600

A 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.

Biopharma's Ever-Changing Landscape

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:00:41 -0600

The 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.

Private Sector Fund Managers Building Business By Strategic Investors

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:26:49 -0600

The 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.

Reaching the Risk Capital Investment

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:42:37 -0600

A 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.

Is Venture Capital Financing Right for You?

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:27:53 -0600

How 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.

Funding A Startup 101

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:55:19 -0600

Funding 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.

Offshore Investment - The Ideal Way for Saving Your Wealth

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:05:22 -0600

Offshore 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.

Offshore Advantage: Why Offshore Is the Best for Saving Your Wealth

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:04:26 -0600

If 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.

Alternative Sources of Finance For Uganda: TBL Mirror Fund

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:06:00 -0600

It 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.

Alternative Sources of Finance for Uganda: Accion Venture Lab

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:05:42 -0600

Access 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.

Alternative Sources of Finance for Uganda: Mara Launch Fund

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:08:54 -0500

It 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.

Sources of Funding for Startups

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:26:39 -0500

There'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.

The Fakers: How To Avoid Them When Seeking Project Financing

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:55:13 -0500

Have 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?

Strategies to Attract Venture Capital Investors to Your Ideas

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:06:05 -0500

The 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.

The Industry Experienced Angle Investor Advantage Considered

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:47:17 -0500

The 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.

Mauritius GBC1 - Why Use It?

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:24:10 -0500

Mauritius 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.

Crowdfunding Your Way to Financing

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:52:44 -0500

Crowdfunding 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.

Do Venture Capital Firms Have Too Much Political Clout?

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 08:14:04 -0500

There 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.

3 Tests to Ensure a Credible Financial Model for Your Start-Up

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:27:56 -0500

A 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.

Grants for Small Business Startups

Thu, 31 May 2012 13:57:12 -0500

As 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.

The JOBS Act - Crowdfunding Now Allowed

Thu, 31 May 2012 13:50:42 -0500

President 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.

Seeking the Best Capital Investors

Fri, 18 May 2012 11:52:52 -0500

Business 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.

What's Venture Capital?

Thu, 03 May 2012 09:45:38 -0500

Your 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.

Tips on How to Find Venture Capital Investors

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:20:16 -0500

The 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.

How to Find an Angel Investor?

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:20:04 -0500

New 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.

SR and ED Accrual Debt Financing Increases Cashflow for SMEs in a Non-Dilutive Manner

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 07:51:27 -0500

The 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.

Tips on How to Find Venture Capital Investors

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 13:38:00 -0600

One 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.

The 12 Commandments To Follow When Presenting to Investors

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:41:09 -0600

In 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.

Getting Your Series 6 License To Trade Securities

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:52:14 -0600

The 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.

I Only Need a Little Money to Start - How About Crowd Source Funding?

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:45:35 -0600

The 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...

The Realities of the Startup and a Kiosk Based Business Plan

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:39:21 -0600

Not 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.

How Can I Invest in a Movie and Make Money With a Movie?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:10:21 -0600

You 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.

For Investors, Return Follows The Perception Of Risk

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:34:07 -0600

In 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!

The Latest Pharma News: Research Shows Increasing Interest in Startups

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:29:12 -0600

The 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.

Pharma Companies Taking a Second Look at Startups in 2012

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:18:01 -0600

Pharma 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.

Biotech Startups Have the Answers to Big Pharma's Problems

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:11:52 -0600

Pharma 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.

A Draw-Down Schedule Is Vital For Every Business Plan

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 19:46:59 -0600

In 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.

Take Your Company in a Different Direction With the Assistance of Angel Investors

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 09:43:23 -0600

Is 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.

How To Get Financing For Your Business Venture

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:43:56 -0600

The 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!

Investors That Fund Traditional Businesses

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 08:00:56 -0500

For 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.

Summary Of A Business Plan

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:10:20 -0500

The 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.

Capital Markets in Australia

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:38:50 -0500

There 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.

The Importance of Stability, Prudence and Growth Prospects in Your Company's Valuation

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:13:58 -0500

There 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.

Exit Strategy for Potential Investors - Important for You and Them

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:56:35 -0500

When 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.

Finding Venture Capital Investors

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:31:12 -0500

In 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.

Venture Capital and Angel Investors

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:00:56 -0500

What 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.

Linear Actuators for Optimum Solutions in the Housing and Automobile Industry

Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:04:31 -0500

You 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.

Laws Applicable to Raising Capital

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:38:34 -0500

This 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.

The Costs Related to Raising Capital

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:34:20 -0500

This article focuses on the actual costs associated with raising capital. There is a discussion regarding working with accredited investors.

Financing Your Business - How to Obtain Working Capital to Grow or Start a Business

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 09:09:18 -0500

Most 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.

Differences Between Venture Capital and Angel Investors

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:01:22 -0500

This 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.