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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?

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.