Venture Capital Funding Basics

These days, seeking out alternative funding for small business start-up loans has almost become a necessity. Strict lending guidelines, lengthy – and ultimately unsuccessful – qualification processes, loan limits, and costly terms have made the traditional lending environment tricky at best. Venture capital fundingoffers an alternative road for start-up funds and is offered through private  Read more ➝

Small Business Funding

Despite sometimes erratic conditions in the economy – which will, truth be told, always exist – owning a small business is still the dream for many people. The economic pendulum will always swing but if businesses are able to establish a foothold in their chosen niche, then there is the opportunity to maintain consistent success,  Read more ➝

A Twist on the Art of Negotiation

I try to take a little time each week to learn more about those techniques and approaches that others have found useful in their business or personal lives. A few weeks ago, I came across an interesting take on negotiating on LinkedIn, which was further defined, expanded upon and supported in a book written by  Read more ➝

Working with Private Lenders

What are private lenders? Before we get into what private money lenders are, let us discuss what they are not. As private investors we are not in the job of connecting businesses with available third party funding; we are not brokers that arrange financial partnerships for a fee. Rather, the funding that private lenders provide  Read more ➝

What is Angel Investing?

What is angel investing? It seem as though this particular phrase has gotten quite a lot of attention in recent years and has become the buzz words of alternative small business funding. The “angel” in this scenario is the investor – the person who provides capital for small business start-ups. First, let’s examine the technicalities  Read more ➝

Start Up Business Loans

Starting a business – any business in any industry – is no small feat. Anyone who has ever gone through the process can attest to the fact that there are an inordinate number of details that must be addressed in order to put a company in the best possible position for success. Nothing can be  Read more ➝

The Value of Strategic Investors

Throughout my career, I have worked extensively with private equity firms, venture capital firms, hedge funds, family investment offices and high net worth individuals (HNWI’s) to raise investment capital for entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing businesses. These financial firms and executives are in the business of making investments in companies and realizing a return on their  Read more ➝

Small Business Funding Insights & More!

There are many intricacies that must be considered when you’re considering start-up business loans or funding for small business (or mid-size business) at any point in your operations. Do you pursue traditional small business funding? And, if so, what are the risks associated with such funding – including terms of the loan and potential for  Read more ➝