Venture Capital Funding Venture capital is money provided by professionals who invest alongside management in young, rapidly growing companies that have the potential to develop into significant economic contributors. Venture capital is an important source of equity for start-up companies. Professionally managed venture capital firms generally are private partnerships or … [Read more...] about Is Venture Capital Funding Right for Your Startup Business?
Finance a Business
In order to put up a small business that has a great chance of flourishing financially, you have to design a solid financial foundation for your business plan. Fortunately for financially-strapped entrepreneurs, there are some basic strategies you can take advantage of in order to raise capital for a new or current business venture, even if your bank account is not loaded with … [Read more...] about 5 Strategies to Raise Capital for a Small Business
How often have you thumbed through a business opportunity magazine, noticed a franchise opportunity advertisement, and felt you would really like to get in on that... if only you had the money? If you are like most who are seeking greater opportunity and wealth, this probably happens with you more often than you care to admit, except perhaps in strictly private … [Read more...] about How to Raise Money to Finance a Franchise
Book Excerpt from Rich Dad's Advisors: OPM: How to Attract Other People's Money for Your Investments--The Ultimate Leverageby Michael A. Lechter Getting Out of the Rat Race and Navigating the CASHFLOW Quadrant Using OPM How do you get out of the rat race? The Rich Dad answer is to put your money to work for you instead of you working for money. You do that by investing in or … [Read more...] about What is OPM or Other People’s Money?
Fluctuating production costs, late customer payments, economic slowdowns, and increases in payroll can all present serious challenges to small businesses and start-up companies. In the past, entrepreneurs sought reliable small business financing through small business loans from banks. However, times have changed, and banks are no longer as stable as they once were. … [Read more...] about Choosing an Online Accounts Receivable Factoring Company
Bank loans are an important source of start-up funding for small and home-based businesses. However, obtaining loans from banks, government programs and other financial institutions is not always easy. Sometimes, the process feels like going through a needle, more so if you have the following characteristics: 1. You have poor personal credit history. Poor credit could … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Get a Bank Loan for Your Small Business
We've helped a number of clients develop business plans and raise capital from "angel" investors, corporate entities and venture capitalists during the last 6-8 years. It's always a daunting process that can be full of pitfalls and require a tremendous amount of work - but it can be done! Here are some perspectives on how to raise capital gleaned from years of … [Read more...] about How to Raise Capital in the New Economy
Many individuals are looking for grants or "free money" to start their business. They may have read or heard that free money for business owners exists, and how easy it is to get hold of these monies. Some have read ads, in print or on the Web, offering them information as to where to get free grants. With these ads making it look like there is money out there for the taking, … [Read more...] about Grants: Free Money for Your Business?
Getting an investor to fund your business is not easy. In fact, a huge percentage of proposals received by venture capitalists and angel investors are rejected for various reasons. Different types of investors investing at various stages of the company's growth and development will have different expectations. If you want an investor to fund your business, you need to … [Read more...] about What Investors Want Before Funding a Business
The need for financing is a critical and perennial concern for your start-up business. You will need "seed money" to launch the business to cover costs such as equipment, fixtures, supplies, among others. You’ll also require money for your daily operating expenses inventory, rent, taxes, salaries and wages, advertising, utilities, etc. You can launch your business … [Read more...] about Using Supplier Credit to Finance Your Start-up