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The 5 Critical Things You Need to Raise Capital

Many first time entrepreneurs want to know the same thing – what does it really take to raise capital for a startup business? The following video summarizes my answer as a primer on the subject.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

In this podcast, John Morris and I discussed a number of challenges associated with raising capital. In addition to addressing common problems that arise, we also discussed solutions to those challenges.

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.

Lean Startups

What’s the ideal way to fund a new business or grow an existing one? How about having customers provide all the necessary capital.

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?

Smart Money and You

Imagine for a moment you’re a hungry entrepreneur who needs capital to launch or grow an exciting business. You finally connect with an angel investor that’s really interested in your deal! The angel looks you in the eye and asks, “Are you looking for smart or dumb money?”

Accredited Investor Reality

If you want a real chance to gain the support of accredited investors, you need to understand the realities of their world.

Myth Busting – The $100,000,000 Startup

Comparatively few companies achieve $100 million in 5 years. Here’s what you need to know, and what you should do about it.