Finance Your Business

Secure Funding to Start, Run, and Grow Your Business
Author: Entrepreneur Media, Inc,The Staff The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781599185972
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 408
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Introduction -- Going it alone : bootstrapping like a boss -- Doing it the old-fashioned way : using traditional lending institutions -- Tapping friends and family -- Winning grants, contests, and pitch slams -- Joining incubators and accelerators -- Crowdfunding like a champ -- Scouting the alternative lending landscape

Finance Your Business

Secure Funding to Start, Run, and Grow Your Business
Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613083521
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 408
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Tapping into more than 33 years of small business expertise, the staff of Entrepreneur Media takes today’s entrepreneurs beyond financing their idea and opening their doors to keeping the cash flow flowing and the capital coming in through the first three years of ownership. • Defines funding options ranging from small business loans and angel investors to crowdfunding and venture capital. • Real-world examples of funding and financing plans that work. • In-the-trenches financing wisdom that help businesses stay profitable.

The Business Funding Formula

How Entrepreneurs Are Jumpstarting Their Businesses With Powerful Funding Strategies
Author: Leo Kanell
Publisher: Leo Kanell
ISBN: 1542948576
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 134
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Starting a business is the new American dream, so how do you fund it? Do you go to venture capital or crowdfunding, and what are all of these confusing funding options on google? Since the recession in 2008, it has never been more complicated or confusing to secure capital for your business. The Business Funding Formula creates an easy to follow step by step process to secure the very best funding you can qualify for guaranteed! Learn how the funding formula helped jump-start well known billion dollar businesses and precisely what you need to do to fund your start-up or existing business. Read how the author struggled to learn how to fund his own business and then began helping other entrepreneurs do the same. Are you looking for startup funding, large fixed rate loans, business lines of credit or even funding at 0% for the first year? The Business Funding Formula has the answers for every major funding option available to entrepreneurs today and most importantly will save you loads of time looking for funding solutions for your business.

Write Your Business Plan

Get Your Plan in Place and Your Business Off the Ground
Author: Entrepreneur Media, Inc,The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781599185576
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 394
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"Includes sample business plans, resources, and worksheets."

Raising Capital

Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business
Author: Andrew Sherman
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814417043
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 464
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Gone are the days when venture capital groups poured millions into every "next big thing." Competition is fierce, and only the most viable businesses-and expert fundraising-will reap the capital necessary to drive continuous growth. Packed with tools for building business plans, preparing loan proposals, drafting offering materials, and more, Raising Capital covers every phase of the growth cycle and helps readers navigate the murky waters of capital formation. Containing checklists, charts, and sample forms, the third edition provides insights on the latest trends in the domestic and global capital markets, an overview of recent developments in federal and state securities laws, and strategies for borrowing money from commercial banks in today's credit-tightened markets. Whether one's business is a fledgling start-up, a rapid growth company, or a more established organization, this insider's guide offers readers the strategies they need to take their business to the next level.

Bootstrapping Your Business

Start and Grow a Successful Company with Almost No Money
Author: Greg Gianforte,Marcus Gibson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781419669552
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
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Greg Gianforte, the nation's top Bootstrapper, shows you the advantages of Bootstrapping vs. traditionally financed start-ups. You'll also learn how the unconventional Bootstrapping mindset-inventive, pioneering, and skeptical of conventional wisdom-applies to you and your business. With Bootstrapping Your Business at your side, you'll gain the advantage you need to outperform the competition-and succeed in today's take-no-prisoners marketplace.

How to Raise Capital

Techniques and Strategies for Financing and Valuing your Small Business
Author: Jeffry A Timmons,Stephen Spinelli,Andrew Zacharakis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071454865
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 188
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The entrepreneur's step-bystep guide to venture capital--where to find it, how to secure it, and what to do with it Fewer than 40 percent of entrepreneurs seeking new business funding each year actually get that funding. How to Raise Capital improves those odds, providing prospective as well as current business owners with the knowledge they need to prepare an effective loan proposal, locate a suitable investor, negotiate and close the deal, and more. The all-star team of entrepreneurial experts behind How to Raise Capital gives readers top-level educational theory with hands-on, real-world knowledge. This thorough examination of the inner workings of the venture capital industry explores: Resources available to entrepreneurs, from SBA loans to angel investors Proven strategies for identifying and approaching equity sources Characteristics of a "superdeal"--from the investor's perspective

The Customer-Funded Business

Start, Finance, or Grow Your Company with Your Customers' Cash
Author: John Mullins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118879139
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Who needs investors? More than two generations ago, the venture capital community – VCs, business angels, incubators and others – convinced the entrepreneurial world that writing business plans and raising venture capital constituted the twin centerpieces of entrepreneurial endeavor. They did so for good reasons: the sometimes astonishing returns they've delivered to their investors and the astonishingly large companies that their ecosystem has created. But the vast majority of fast-growing companies never take any venture capital. So where does the money come from to start and grow their companies? From a much more agreeable and hospitable source, their customers. That's exactly what Michael Dell, Bill Gates and Banana Republic's Mel and Patricia Ziegler did to get their companies up and running and turn them into iconic brands. In The Customer Funded Business, best-selling author John Mullins uncovers five novel approaches that scrappy and innovative 21st century entrepreneurs working in companies large and small have ingeniously adapted from their predecessors like Dell, Gates, and the Zieglers: Matchmaker models (Airbnb) Pay-in-advance models (Threadless) Subscription models (TutorVista) Scarcity models (Vente Privee) Service-to-product models (GoViral) Through the captivating stories of these and other inspiring companies from around the world, Mullins brings to life the five models and identifies the questions that angel or other investors will – and should! – ask of entrepreneurs or corporate innovators seeking to apply them. Drawing on in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs and investors who have actually put these models to use, Mullins goes on to address the key implementation issues that characterize each of the models: when to apply them, how best to apply them, and the pitfalls to watch out for. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur lacking the start-up capital you need, an early-stage entrepreneur trying to get your cash-starved venture into take-off mode, an intrapreneur seeking funding within an established company, or an angel investor or mentor who supports high-potential ventures, this book offers the most sure-footed path to starting, financing, or growing your venture. John Mullins is the author of The New Business Road Test and, with Randy Komisar, the widely acclaimed Getting to Plan B.

Start Your Own Business

The Only Startup Book You'll Ever Need
Author: Entrepreneur Media, Inc,The Staff Of Entrepreneur Media
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781599185569
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 720
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For more than 30 years, Entrepreneur Media has been setting the course for small business success. From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners trust the Entrepreneur Media family- Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, Entrepreneur Press, EntrepreneurEnEspanol.com, and our industry partners-to point them in the right direction. The Entrepreneur Media family is regarded as a beacon within the small to midsized business community, providing outstanding content, fresh opportunities, and innovative ways to push publishing, small business, and entrepreneurship forward.

The 30 Day MBA

Your Fast Track Guide to Business Success
Author: Colin Barrow
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749474971
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Drawing on the twelve core disciplines of business, including business law, economics, marketing and finance, this fourth edition of the hugely successful The 30 Day MBA shows you how to use key business concepts and tools to assess business decisions and implement strategy. Now with a new concept for each chapter - including crowdfunding, digital marketing, business incubators and the 80/20 principle - The 30 Day MBA also provides coverage of the key optional modules: Mergers and Acquisitions and International Business. New case studies include Chilango, TomTom, Heinz, Hotel Chocolat, Shell, The Card Factory and Addidas among others. Including a range of free online questions and answers that enable you to self-assess your knowledge, this bestselling classroom-free guide is brimming with models, international case studies and practical applications of key theories, placing MBA skills within reach of all professionals and students.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die


Author: N.A
Publisher: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781760524036
Category:
Page: 960
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Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and take a tour of the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Fully updated for 2018.

Raising Capital


Author: David E. Vance
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387253190
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 378
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Most small businesses cite lack of capital is a major constraint on growth. "Raising Capital" focuses on non-bank sources of capital since banks only lend to companies that fit a very narrow profile. The topics covered include: (i) capital sources entrepreneurs can tap when they are too small or unusual for banks, (ii) angel investors and venture capital, (iii) where to look for angels, venture capitalists and other capital sources, (iv) how to pitch your company and close the deal, (v) deal terms and issues that arise when negotiating a deal, (vi) going public through an IPO or little known small public offerings, (viii) asset based lenders, and (ix) other financing vehicles including: bond, commercial paper, PIPEs and securitization. The scope of the book ranges from capital for entrepreneurs who have little more than an idea, to capital for top rated companies.

Every Business Needs an Angel

Getting the Money You Need to Make Your Business Grow
Author: John May,Cal Simons
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0609504479
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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What’s the biggest problem most entrepreneurs face? Raising money: Without cash, you can’t get a business off the ground or keep it running. However, many entrepreneurs have a problem. On one hand, the traditional sources of financing—family, friends, personal savings, the local bank—are often inadequate. On the other, the venture capitalists who have played such an important role in the high-tech industry are interested only in investing much higher sums than most entrepreneurs need. Enter angels: a new type of investor looking to invest between $100,000 and $1,000,000 in a company. There are about three million angel investors, and there’s a huge market of entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs who want to learn how to attract angels’ interest—and their money. John May and Cal Simmons are at the forefront of this trend. Not only do they have years of experience in advising, managing, and investing in early-stage companies, they are also the originators of The Dinner Club, a Washington, D.C.–based group of successful businesspeople who hear pitches by entrepreneurs seeking funding and then decide whether to invest their own or the club’s money in those entrepreneurial ideas. Every Business Needs an Angel offers a fly-on-the-wall look at how angel investors evaluate new entrepreneurial ideas, and provides a wealth of practical advice and insight for the countless entrepreneurs seeking help in their quest to find investors for their businesses. The book covers all phases of the process of finding angels and persuading them to invest, drawing on many examples of real-world companies that have pitched angels successfully—as well as unsuccessfully. These entrepreneurs are in a broad range of industries—from high-technology companies to more traditional businesses as diverse as breweries and concierge services—some quite well-known, like Nantucket Nectars and Preview Travel, whose founders had their own guardian angels. For entrepreneurs who need money and advice on how to find it, the authors offer enormous insight into this new breed of investor. As the title says, every business needs an angel; this book tells you how to find one.

Accounting for the Numberphobic

A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners
Author: Dawn Fotopulos
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814434339
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Why do so many business owners dread looking at the numbers? They make excuses…They don’t have time…That’s what the accountant is for....But the simple truth is that no one else will ever be as invested in their company as they are—and they need to take control. As a small-business owner, financial statements are your most important tools—and if you don’t know how to read them and understand their implications, you cannot possibly steer your business successfully. Accounting for the Numberphobic demystifies your company’s financial dashboard: the Net Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. The book explains in plain English how each measurement reflects the overall health of your business—and impacts your decisions. You will discover: How your Net Income Statement is the key to growing your profits • How to identify the break-even point that means your business is self-sustaining • Real-world advice on measuring and increasing cash flow • What the Balance Sheet reveals about your company’s worth • And more Illustrated with case studies and packed with practical action steps, this indispensable guide will put your business on the path to profitability in no time.

Small Time Operator

How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay Out of Trouble
Author: Bernard Kamoroff
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1589796640
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 234
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Be a success on your own terms with what Library Journal has called "The best of the genre," and "A remarkable step-by-step manual." Thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in tax law and other government regulations, the book covers acquiring permits and licenses; creating a business plan; buying a franchise; dealing with the IRS; and handling insurance, contracts, pricing, trademarks, and more.

The Tax and Legal Playbook

Game-Changing Solutions to Your Small Business Questions
Author: Mark J. Kohler
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781599185613
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Attorney and CPA Mark J. Kohler targets the leading tax and business issues among small business owners and delivers a practical guide to the fundamental tax and legal conflicts faced by new and established entrepreneurs. Coached by Kohler, business owners are armed to seek out the right professionals relevant to their concerns, confidently ask the right questions, and, ultimately, save time, money, and potential heartache. Approaching each chapter the same way he approaches a client consult, Kohler delivers topic- or question-specific solutions illustrating each critical business matter with entertaining, real-world examples to educate flustered business owners, who are then presented with varied, clearly defined solutions and next steps for moving forward. Each consultation” offers tools such as assessment quizzes, valuable details to know, possible pitfalls and deceptions, what strategies should always be practiced, and what new strategies or tactics are worth considering. Wowing readers with the clear-cut truths, thoughtful advice, and outside-of-the-box thinking shared in his many Entrepreneur.com contributions, speaking events, and previous booksLawyers Are Liars and What Your CPA Isn't Telling You Kohler presents a simplified look at the complex questions within the areas of legal and tax planning for business.

Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies


Author: Consumer Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119049105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 640
View: 1947

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Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies will give you the practical advice you need to start any type of business. The content will reflect today’s opportunities and challenges, managing your personal and business risks, and how to successfully navigate your first year in business, including branding and marketing. Learn to start up your dream business from scratch, write a winning business plan, secure financing, manage your risks successfully, navigate your first year of operation, and much more!

Planet Google

One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know
Author: Randall Stross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416546960
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Draws on interviews with Google's CEO and the heads of its newest businesses to trace the story of the company's ambitions and influence, covering such topics as its acquisition of YouTube and its role in reshaping business and culture.

The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want
Author: Elaine Pofeldt
Publisher: Lorena Jones Books
ISBN: 039957896X
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Page: 212
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The indispensable guide to earning a six-figure take-home income on your own terms, from Forbes.com contributing writer Elaine Pofeldt. The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She explains how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue--something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this book will appeal to all who seek a great worklife and a great lifestyle.