288 pages Most entrepreneurs think their venture is going to make them rich. But the reality of entrepreneurship, including the often difficult tasks involved in accessing capital, often dampens their dreams.
In our new book, Financing Your New or Growing Business: How to
Find and Raise Capital for Your Venture, we explore myriad ways for entrepreneurs to find and capture the green, from borrowing from or selling stock to friends and family to creative use of credit cards, factoring accounts receivable, and use of federal and state loans, grants, and tax incentives. We also thought it was important for business people and entrepreneurs to know some basics of negotiating deals and some of the scams as well.
This book is about venture funding in the real world, the world
beyond the snazzy offices of Sand Hill Road, the world where mom and dad and the guy who sells supplies on credit are the venture capitalists, the world most entrepreneurs really inhabit.
"For anyone trying to start or grow a business, this book cuts
through the complexities of new venture financing and delivers pragmatic, useful advice." Rudolph P. Lamone, Professor and Chairman, Board of Advisors, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland.
After the "dot bomb", the financial world for start-up and young businesses is different than the one entrepreneurs and business people have become accustomed to. Finding and getting the capital that businesses need is different as well. This book discusses 19 sources and provides a beghind-the scenes understanding of each, and tells the reader how to navigate through these financing approaches.