Raising Finance: A Practical Guide to Starting, Expanding & Selling Your Business
Raising Finance is an accessible, practical guide that will help you find your way through the financial maze of starting up a business, expanding it, and eventually selling it. It is a hands-on guide that does not make assumptions about prior knowledge and is suitable for the average business owner. Topics covered include:
buying a business
grooming your business for sale
selling the business
Raising Finance deals with both the theory and the reality of growing a business. Key issues are highlighted by the use of fascinating real-life case studies, showing you what steps to take to grow, fund, acquire and sell a business.
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Value what is it all about?
Some basic rules on creating value 5 Beauty is in the eye
Small and mediumsized enterprise SME startups 17
What is wrong with bank overdrafts? 39 Invoice financing
Giving money away 47 Business Angels 48 Venture
Debtbound and failing businesses
What about you? 97 Chapter summary
Recognising the need to sell 99 Recognise the gap 101 Its