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This article covers an emerging trend in how some tech companies finance their growth today. Rather than approach equity investors for early-stage funds, many entrepreneurs now prefer to bootstrap their growth by generally taking advantage of lower startup costs.
Issuing new equity shares of company stock has a direct impact on existing shareholders. Performing an equity dilution analysis can improve both financial decision-making and recruitment of new talent into the ranks of top management. A description process (including specific mathematical examples) are provided here.
For U.S.-based businesses with fewer than 500 employees, a grant from the Small Business Administration provides the funding to create innovations to meet the demands of the federal government. This multi-phase process is an alternative source of financial support that can spur entrepreneurial growth.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) federal research grant programs are the most important federal programs that spur innovation and entrepreneurship. Suman Saripalli, entrepreneur and SBIR applicant winner, talked with Kauffman eVenturing for a brief eVenturing Audiocast interview (3:03) on how to win one of the federal grants.
Seth Godin authored this comprehensive manual, which can be downloaded via the ChangeThis blog, on the nature and scope of bootstrapping for entrepreneurial growth companies.
When pitching a potential investor, it is important to understand not only what they want to hear, but more importantly what they don't. Avoid these typical mistakes that many entrepreneurs make when seeking funding from angels and venture capitalists.
This article offers several ways entrepreneurs can bootstrap their companies along. Tips include start your business at home, evaluate your business equipment needs before buying, and learn to barter.
Small-business financial management experts highlight in clear, practical terms what CEOs need to do to make their companies successful through financial management. There are five areas the article elaborates on: effective accounting and reporting processes, financial drivers, three essential financial documents, cash-flow management, and, especially important for growing companies, financial forecasts.
This tool addresses the three general approaches to determining fair market value in a company: the income approach, the asset approach and the market approach.
All businesses, no matter what type or size, need to properly develop a plan for their expected cash intake and spending. This tool discusses the purposes of cash budgeting, developing budgets, checking the reasonableness of the budget, and specific aspects of the common cash budget.
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