Recent Articles

How to Raise Capital

A series of articles helping the small business entrepreneur seek out potential investors by grouping the investors into tiers of similar nature. From here, a process is used to identify and satisfy potential investors with information and getting them onboard as fully committed to the venture. From there, the ‘ask’ is made for the investment. Once accepted, a process is used to negotiate and finalize the deal.

Capitalizing a New Home Builder Business

01/30/2013

Bankrolling any startup business is difficult enough.  Capitalizing a new home builder operation is a leap forward in required funds.  Typically, small businesses can be capitalized on a shoestring budget, for a new home contractor, just a little [...]

How to Find Investment Capital – The Vendor Connection

12/17/2012

All vendors look for avenues to expand their market share or maintain their market share.  Many times it is to their benefit to provide start-up capital to potential point of sale opportunities.  If they can assure themselves of a long term buyer [...]

How to Find Investment Capital – The Family Connection

12/11/2012

There is one responsibility of all business entrepreneurs that is loathed more than any other.  It’s asking for money.  First off, you have to find financial resources and then you have to ask for money.  This article is dedicated to finding [...]

Do I Need a Business Plan?

11/24/2012

Whenever someone wants to start a business, they ask their friends and professionals what they should do. The standard answer is always, ‘You need a business plan’. Really, do you? If I do, what is it and how do I proceed? To answer the question [...]