Operating a small business presents entrepreneurs with a continuing series of problems that need to be solved--and, usually, the smaller the business, the bigger the problems. Small Business Solutions focuses on 13 crises that crop up again and again in most small businesses, and details how entrepreneurs have identified and successfully solved them. As a longtime consultant to start-up businesses, Robert Hisrich has seen these solutions work in scores of small businesses, both in the United States and abroad. He divides Small Business Solutions into three categories--marketing, finance, and overall management--and provides market-proven solutions to problem areas in each:Sales & Marketing--Turning sales into profits, focusing a business Finance--Raising capital, monitoring and managing cash flow, valuing a business Management--Choosing the right partner, changing style as a business grows, and more
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Raising Capital, designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the money-raising maze, shows how to attract financing to fund the start-up and growth phases any business moves through. It answers the most common and the most perplexing questions entrepreneurs have about financing a business: How do I put together a credible request for funds? How do I choose wisely from among the plethora of financial and strategic investors, consultants, investment bankers, and other intermediaries? How do I identify and avoid the risks associated with various sources of capital? How do I plan for the right kind, amount, and source of smart capital as the business evolves? How do I get the highest return on invested capital? How do I avoid the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when raising capital?
This book provides real-life, pragmatic advice from entrepreneurs who have raised money from friends, family, angel investors, and banks, as well as institutional investors such as venture capitalists and private equity firms. It details the process from start to finish while spotlighting the danger spots and ways to avoid them. It will be especially useful to those who are uncomfortable making important financial decisions, and to those who are confused by all the conflicting opinions offered by advisors both well meaning and otherwise. By showing readers the financing ropes, Nour removes a major source of stress for budding entrepreneurs and moves them closer to their dream come true: a successful business."
However, the book's real strength is in explaining alternative and creative methods of financing, such as SBA financing, investor angels, IPOs, limited public offerings and venture capital. Essential resources for finding the detailed information you need are included throughout.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
When it comes to finding capital--and the right investors for your business--entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Brian Hill and Dee Power spent three years surveying 250 venture capital firms to find out what venture capitalists look for when putting their money in young businesses. Their results will give you all the tools you need to make smart decisions and avoid pitfalls and unnecessary risks, including:
* How to create and present a business plan to investors
* Profiles of venture capitalists in action
* Enlightening true tales in venture capital
* How to organize a quality management team to attract investors
* The truth about referrals
* Tips on valuing your company realistically
* Doing due diligence: scams, vultures, and bottom feeders
* Negotiating the best terms for you and your business
Inside Secrets to Venture Capital will show you what it takes to attract the investors and the money you need to grow. It's everything you need to know to play the venture capital game--and win . . .
—Bob Bozeman, General Partner, Angel Investors, LP
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This book offers all the information entrepreneurs need for finding elusive angel investors. Comprehensive, eminently readable, and based on the authors' years of experience dealing with venture capital firms, angels, and entrepreneurs, this book covers all the angles on angels:
Attracting Capital from Angels is the ultimate guide to finding the money your business needs to get on its feet-and make a run at success.
If you're an entrepreneur or own a small, fast-growing businesses, Angel Capital provides a complete toolkit for raising capital in today's challenging economic landscape. The authors, who manage the largest angel network in the U.S., offer real-world advice on how to find investors and take control of the private placement process. Using revolutionary typology and unmatched proprietary research, they explain all stages of raising capital, from valuation to negotiation to due diligence. In addition, you'll find a comprehensive directory of alternative capital resources, based on research of over 2,000 organizations, and a legal appendix that serves as a short course in exempt offerings and provides the skills needed to have success with any early-stage business venture or investment. Order your copy today.
Entrepreneurial Finance provides the essential tools and know-how you need to build a sturdy foundation for a profitable business. This practical road map guides you from crafting a meaningful business plan to raising your business to the next level. It offers potent methods for keeping firm financial control of your enterprise and insightful tips for avoiding the multitude of financial barriers that may block your entrepreneurial dream.
Written by Steven Rogers, a leading educator at the prestigious Kellogg School of Management, this reliable guidebook covers:The dual objectives of a business plan and how to ensure that both are fulfilled Differences between debt and equity financing and how and why to use each Real-world methods for structuring a deal to benefit both the financier and the entrepreneur Valuation techniques for understanding what your business is truly worth Essential resources for finding the detailed information you need
Entrepreneurial Finance clearly explains the inescapable rules of finance and business by using real-world examples and cutting-edge data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) research project. It features up-to-date coverage of phantom stock, options, and the state of entrepreneurship in such countries as Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America.
This definitive guide is effective in today's business climate, with robust, no-nonsense coverage on everything from the new realities of revenue valuation and the growth of women entrepreneurs to the fallout from the dot-com boom and the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on corporate governance.
Just because you're in business for yourself doesn't mean you're alone. Entrepreneurial Finance helps you create a long-term plan for achieving maximum profit.