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Sample Template on Pitching Angels
8/7/2006
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Raising money by selling equity to investors is a rare activity for companies, says CommonAngels' James Geshwiler. Not many CEOs get much practice or guidance on how to do this key task. This document is a sample template for entrepreneurs to use in pitching their companies to angel investors, and covers six main areas of risk and ability to generate return for investors.

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Preparing a Preliminary Forecast
9/25/2006
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Before building a detailed line-by-line budget, entrepreneurs should prepare a preliminary forecast, projecting estimates of the primary components of profitability--sales, cost of goods sold, and operating expenses.

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Larta Federal Technology Funding Guide 2006
12/4/2006
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This comprehensive guide to federal research and development grants is designed for entrepreneurs, and includes information about the SBIR/STTR programs as well as general grant proposal information. This guide is made available for public use with support from the Kauffman Foundation.

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Preliminary Forecast Worksheet
1/22/2007
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This tool guides the entrepreneur through the process of developing a preliminary forecast, which is used to judge the accuracy and reasonableness of financial figures prior to creating a detailed line-by-line budget.

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Sample Balance Sheet
1/22/2007
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Along with this sample Balance Sheet for a year old business, this tool provides a line-by-line explanation of the most common categories used to report the value of the company's assets, liabilities, and equity.

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Understanding the Numbers
2/21/2007
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There are many ways to read financial statements. This information will add understanding to your own reading of your financial statements.

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Potential Funding Sources Checklist
3/12/2007
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Use this checklist to evaluate all of your funding options and to consider alternative sources of funding.

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Managing Cash and Burn Rate
3/20/2007
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This article discusses cash and burn rate--that is how efficiently cash is used and how much cash is needed to operate day in and day out.

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The Process of Raising Money from Equity Investors
3/20/2007
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This article discusses the steps involved in the process of raising money from the first handshake to the cash-in-hand.

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Understanding Venture Capitalists
3/20/2007
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This article provides insight into fast growth company potential investors--venture capitalists.

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