Raising Capital: Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, 2005 - Business & Economics - 444 pages
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This is a must-have guide for entrepreneurs and emerging companies seeking capital for growth and expansion. It takes capital to start and grow a business - and even more to keep it going. Completely revised to reflect current business realities, Raising Capital shows readers how to navigate the murky waters of entrepreneurial finance. The book outlines capital formation strategies and trends entrepreneurs must be acquainted with, including crucial information on: Banks, angels, private placements, venture capital, initial public offerings, joint ventures, vendor financing, raising capital via the Internet, the art and science of bootstrapping, alternatives to borrowing, such as leasing, factoring, and government programs, and, new developments such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Whether just getting a business off the ground, or keeping it running while it grows self-sufficient, entrepreneurs need to understand their many options. Raising Capital helps readers develop a clear, well-thought-out plan, and raise the capital their company needs to thrive.
 

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Contents

CapitalFormation Strategies and Trends
3
Understanding Legal and Governance Structures
25
The Role Your Business Plan Plays
47
EARLYSTAGE FINANCING
63
StartUp Financing
65
The Art and Science of Bootstrapping
87
Private Placements
101
Commercial Lending
119
Anatomy of a VentureCapital Transaction
187
Preparing for an Initial Public Offering
197
The Mechanics of an Initial Public Offering
227
ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL FINANCING
255
Franchising Joint Ventures CoBranding and Licensing
257
Mergers and Acquisitions
291
Capital Formation Business Growth Resources Directory
321
Appendix
337

Leasing Factoring and Government Programs
137
GROWTH FINANCING
161
Venture Capital
163

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