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Making Good Financing Choices

While banks and other financiers are in the business of lending and providing myriad forms of financing, they tend to shy away from start-ups, considering such enterprises risky. In the case of firms that provide services rather than products, they are even more unlikely to take a chance. (more…)

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Three Year Cashflow Summary

                  This spreadsheet will help you to summarise three years’ projected cashflows for your business, in a format suitable for inclusion in your Business Plan. (more…)

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Bootstrapping

Bootstrap financing can be one of the best and most inexpensive routes an entrepreneur can explore when raising capital or indeed reducing expenses. In effect it’s internal funding and utilizes unused opportunities that can be found within your own company by simply managing your finances better. (more…)

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Bootstrapping

Bootstrap financing can be one of the best and most inexpensive routes an entrepreneur can explore when raising capital or indeed reducing expenses. In effect it’s internal funding and utilizes unused opportunities that can be found within your own company by simply managing your finances better. (more…)

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Bootstrapping

Bootstrap financing can be one of the best and most inexpensive routes an entrepreneur can explore when raising capital or indeed reducing expenses. In effect it’s internal funding and utilizes unused opportunities that can be found within your own company by simply managing your finances better. (more…)

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Key Accounts

It is an immutable business fact that 80 per cent of revenues come from 20 per cent of your customers. It therefore pays to target those key customers. (more…)

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Customers Can Help You

Savvy entrepreneurs know that customer feedback can directly translate into real competitive advantage and boost bottom line growth in revenues and profits. Well established companies all across the world, too, are inviting customers to help them: create better, more meaningful and motivating advertising & marketing communications and to design and […]

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Funding Goals

What amount of money is needed? How will the funds be used? What interest rate (lending) or return on investment (equity) is the business able and willing to pay? What risks is the business willing to take on for the funding – loss of control through equity financing or loss […]

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Banking Strategy

                  You always hear that you should develop a relationship with a bank and like all relationships you have to be conscious of the needs of the other party. At the early stage of the business, capital is a key requirement – […]

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Funding Goals

What amount of money is needed? How will the funds be used? What interest rate (lending) or return on investment (equity) is the business able and willing to pay? What risks is the business willing to take on for the funding – loss of control through equity financing or loss […]

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Use Your 10Ks and 10Qs

SEC Report filings such as 10-Qs are issued quarterly for public companies and contain their financial results and significant changes/events. Report 10-K is their annual report and outlook for the future. Access these reports, via the internet by googling), for the major public companies that you know operate in your […]

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