Funding a Business

Q & A: Sweat Equity at Startup

Question: I am starting a company that will require a substantial amount of financing through private investors. I have an initial seed group of five investors (including myself) who have all put an equal amount of money into the project thus far. Each investor is responsible to raise more capital through outside investors. I created...

By Tim Berry |

Q & A: Investment: Size Matters

Question: Hello. I, along with a partner, have 20+ years combined experience in the carpet cleaning industry. After investing over 10k of our own money, we will still need an additional 30k for start-up of our own business. We are in the middle of writing a business plan for possible private investors or an SBA...

By Tim Berry |

More borrowing

I guess it’s a day to talk about borrowing. Here’s another startup that’s formalizing the marketplace for person-to-person borrowing and lending. If you need funds to get your business going, this could be a place to look. Link: Prosper

By Noah Parsons |

Borrowing money to get started

Not everyone starting a business get’s VC money. Infact, very few do. For the rest of us, borrowing money from the bank or friends and family is how we start our businesses. A new company on the block helps borrowers and lenders formalize that relationship:LoanBack In some ways, it’s very similar to Circle Lending which...

By Noah Parsons |

The Art of Bootstrapping

Here’s a must-read post from Guy Kawasaki on The Art of Bootstrapping. If you’re starting a business, read this. Actually, if you’re starting a business, you should be reading Guy’s blog. Period.

By Noah Parsons |

Financing While Maintaining Equity

From the Bplans.com Newsletter – August 2005 ************************************ Financing While Maintaining Equity by Tim Berry When starting a new business, you may need start-up funds but lack the money to invest yourself. What are your options?  Can it be done without losing equity in the company? Start off by thinking about it from the other...

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Approach and negotiation are key to raising capital – 2005-04-18

Excellent article over at BizJournals.com about raising capital from VCs. Link: Approach and negotiation are key to raising capital. A note that I would like to add is that business plan competitions can be an excellent venue to get in front of VCs, or at least people who probably have connections to VCs. A competition...

By Noah Parsons |

SBA loan program fix

The troubled SBA 7(a) loan program had been revived by legislation passed by congress last night. Previously, loans had been limited to $750,000 and it had been reported that the entire loan program was on an “indefinite holiday.” The new changes include: 1) lifting the $750,000 loan cap and allows combination or “piggyback” loans 2)...

By Noah Parsons |

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