Finance

It Costs Money to Raise Money.

Too often I am contacted by people who mistakenly believe that a “great idea” means people will want to give them money to start their business. Reality check: if you have no money to assist with your fund raising or crowdfunding campaign then it’s probably best that... read more

Business Planner, Not a Plan Writer or Planner?

Many make the mistake of viewing a business plan as nothing more than a creative writing exercise that can be completed in a few days; a one-time document or something to be done cheaply and quickly to attach to a loan application or given to potential investors. Nine... read more

Crowdfunding – A Real Resource

What’s the one thing most young enterprises need to move forward, to grow, to take their plans to the next level? Money. An infusion of capital can be the difference between success and failure for nearly any business. Currently, on the sidelines, there are thousands... read more

How Do Investors Value My Business?

I am often asked what is the value of my business or how much ownership do I have to give up. Too often a potential client insists their business is worth millions and investors would be falling over themselves to rush to give the business owner millions for a few... read more

Business Structures: Tax Implications

Opening a business can be a daunting task. There are many things to consider and one of the first and most important is how you want your business to be structured. According to the Small Business Administration, the different types are as follows: Sole Proprietorship... read more