9780273706243

How to Fund Your Business : The Essential Guide to Raising Finance to Start and Grow Your Business

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  • ISBN13:

    9780273706243

  • ISBN10:

    0273706241

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-30
  • Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Pubns

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HOW TO FUND YOU BUSINESS BACK JACKET How do you raise the money you need to get your business off the ground, to help it fly even higher, or simply to keep it in the air? This is the challenge that entrepreneurs and growing-business managers wrestle with all the time - and this book provides the answers. Written by an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs, How to Fund Your Business explains: How to get your business 'funding ready' What investors and financiers want How to present your business to potential funders All the different types of funding that are available The stages, small-print, ratings and contacts for many sources of funding How to negotiate with funders - including Venture Capitalists What to do once you've got the money How to Fund Your Business distils all this real-world experience into an essential, easy-to-read guide to getting the money your business needs - whether it's pound;500 or pound;50,000,000. Funding your business is too important to leave to the accountants, so this is not a book of boring, complicated jargon. This is the practical know-how you need to have to get the money to make things happen for your business. 'I used the advice in an advance copy of this book to undertake a funding round. We successfully raised over pound;1m to grow our business. One international bank told us it was the best proposal they'd seen in four years. This book really works.'David Fleming, Finance Director, Red 5 Retail Ltd www.steveparks.co.uk SYBWBW jacketHow to be an Entrepreneur jacket

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Chapter 1 An overview 1(13)
Stages of funding need
1(2)
Types of funding
3(8)
The process of raising funding
11(2)
The prospects for fundraising success
13(1)
Chapter 2 What do funders want? 14(24)
What funders look for in your business
14(16)
What funders look for in the 'deal'
30(8)
Chapter 3 Preparing your business for a funding round 38(22)
Opportunity
39(9)
Talent
48(3)
Planning
51(6)
And finally, you
57(3)
Chapter 4 Preparing your plan 60(20)
The executive summary
63(1)
The company
64(2)
The opportunity
66(1)
Customers
67(1)
Sales
67(1)
The team
68(1)
Facilities and resources
69(1)
Financial projections
70(8)
The funding plan
78(1)
Reviewing the plan
79(1)
Chapter 5 Types of funding 80(18)
Sales
80(5)
Equity
85(2)
Debt
87(3)
Asset finance
90(4)
Business support
94(3)
Blagging
97(1)
Chapter 6 Sources of funding 98(92)
Customers
100(4)
You
104(4)
Family
108(4)
Friends
112(3)
Contacts/business angels
115(5)
Suppliers
120(4)
Business angel networks
124(6)
Investment exchanges
130(5)
OFEX
135(5)
AIM
140(4)
Venture capital firms
144(6)
Regional Venture Capital Funds
150(3)
The big banks
153(5)
Alternative debt providers
158(3)
Asset finance companies
161(3)
Invoice finance companies
164(4)
Business support agencies
168(4)
Universities
172(4)
Business incubators
176(3)
Other business support
179(4)
Charities
183(3)
The lottery
186(3)
Coming soon
189(1)
Chapter 7 Selecting a funding mix 190(4)
The stage of your business
190(1)
The amount of funding you are seeking
191(1)
What is being funded
192(1)
Applying for funding
193(1)
Chapter 8 Negotiating the deal 194(12)
Terms for equity finance
194(8)
Terms for debt finance
202(4)
Chapter 9 After raising the funding 206(4)
Celebrate
206(1)
Make sure everybody knows what they are supposed to be doing
206(1)
Manage the cash flow
207(1)
Measure against the plan
208(1)
Manage the relationship with your funders
209(1)
Build an amazing business
209(1)
The end 210

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