What No One Ever Tells You about Financing Your Own Business: Real-Life Financing Advice from 101 Successful Entrepreneurs

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Dearborn Trade Pub., 2005 - Business & Economics - 207 pages
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Owning a business has become almost as much a part of the American dream as owning a home, and it's not uncommon for people to trade a safe, routine job for the uncertainty of being one's own boss. It not only takes hard work, persistence, and sacrifice - it takes business capital.

In "What No One Ever Tells You About Financing Your Business," Jan Norman not only explores multiple means for owners and entrepreneurs to acquire business capital, but also covers the ""universal tool"" - writing the business plan. Norman includes insights from 101 successful entrepreneurs on obtaining financing, sharing with readers their experiences, techniques, and advice gained in the trenches.

From these recaps, both owners and entrepreneurs will learn:

- Borrowing options and alternatives beyond using savings or help from family and friends

- Creative ways to keep the business capital flow on-going past start-up stages and the need to use the right financial tools for monitoring

- How to build effective business relationships, vital in obtaining capital because ""people do business with people they know and trust""

- Practices that even the most successful business owners use ""to stay ahead of the money search""

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The Business Plans Role in the Capital Search
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About the author (2005)

Norman is on the advisory committee for the Entrepreneurship Certificate Extended Education program at Cal State Fullerton and a member of the Orange County SBDC advisory committee.

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