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The Core of Funding Success

We talk about many subjects when it comes to raising business capital, but there are three core issues around which funding success revolves. The more you can demonstrate strength in these areas, the easier it will be for you to get the funding you need on the most favorable terms.

Bucking Convention

Many entrepreneurs, realizing that a business plan represents a significant investment of time, wonder if they could perhaps create an executive summary and start shopping it around while they work on the full plan …

Lone Wolf or Winning Team

A collaborative effort between entrepreneurs and experts in the capitalization process saves time, properly prepares entrepreneurs for the rigors of raising capital, and leverages the experience of successful capitalization veterans.

Financial Projection Secrets

Most savvy investors feel that start-up financial projections are completely unreliable. So the big question is – how useful are early stage financial projections?

Early Stage Questions

Here are some questions to help guide your thinking as you contemplate capitalizing your business.

Preparing for Five Hurdles

Here are five key hurdles investors will expect you to be well prepared to address. Failure to comply will often disqualify you from further consideration.

Is Your Business Fundable?

Different capital sources define “fundable” in a variety of ways. We’ll approach the subject by evaluating if your business has a reasonable chance of securing investment capital from well-aligned funding sources.

Committment and Capitalization

If you are fully committed to getting funded, you will make the sacrifices necessary to prepare properly so investors will take you seriously. Check your committment level here.

A Harsh Reality

Some small businesses don’t deserve to survive. Here’s a smart way to avoid the pain and loss associated with failure.

An Essential Unspoken Truth

When raising money, there’s at least one truth that’s difficult for entrepreneurs and investors to candidly discuss, even though it’s a vital factor in the decision-making process of most investors.