The number-one issue for every entrepreneur is Money—getting money, raising money, convincing investors to give you money. Whether you are a start up, a small to mid-sized enterprise, or a $100-million company, your biggest problem is always money. There is currently a mad rush towards private equity—the new, hot way to get financing—but it remains a mystery to most entrepreneurs and owners/managers of SMEs. Money Magnet unlocks the puzzle of private equity financing and shows how understanding private equity is the first step to growing wealth in your business. Historically, the most common ways to raise financing for SMEs was through bank loans or through the stock markets. But banks are notoriously risk-averse and conservative in lending to small businesses, and the great bull market is over. For most small and medium sized companies, the small cap public issue market is no longer a viable source of financing. Enter private equity. There are billions of dollars of private equity funds available in Canada and millions of SMEs looking for money, but the two don’t always know how to find one another and, when they do, usually don’t speak the same language. This is the book that explains to business people what private equity financing is, how it works, how and where to find it, how to be successful in attracting it, and all the advantages and disadvantages of raising financing in this way. Money Magnet is for entrepreneurs in emerging growth companies who are seeking financing and want to explore the benefits of the private equity option. In language that entrepreneurs understand, Jacoline Loewen demystifies the world of private equity in this simple yet comprehensive guide. Money Magnet explains what private equity is and how it works; compares it with traditional sources of financing, such as banks and stock markets; explains the different types of private equity investors (e.g., angels, venture capitalists, fund managers and institutional investors); outlines the benefits and pitfalls; describes how to meet venture capitalists and fund managers; shows how to make a convincing pitch to an investor; reveals what makes investors cringe and what makes them open up their cheque book; provides strategies to deal with the four brutal questions all investors ask; explains in detail the deal process and the deal sheet; gives advice on common conflicts between investors and entrepreneurs and how to manage them; includes a detailed checklist of what an investor wants to know about you and your business; and much more.
The inside story on finding the capital your business needs to grow When it comes to finding capital–and the right investors for your business–entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Brian Hill and Dee Power spent three years surveying 250 venture capital firms to find out what venture capitalists look for when putting their money in young businesses. Their results will give you all the tools you need to make smart decisions and avoid pitfalls and unnecessary risks, including: * How to create and present a business plan to investors * Profiles of venture capitalists in action * Enlightening true tales in venture capital * How to organize a quality management team to attract investors * The truth about referrals * Tips on valuing your company realistically * Doing due diligence: scams, vultures, and bottom feeders * Negotiating the best terms for you and your business Inside Secrets to Venture Capital will show you what it takes to attract the investors and the money you need to grow. It's everything you need to know to play the venture capital game–and win . . .
In this jargon-free guide, author Brett McFall shows just how easy it is to set up your own online business. You'll discover how to make money by delivering a great deal of value without a great deal of effort. And you don't have to have a technical bone in your body to do it! In seven simple steps, Brett takes you through everything you need to know to create a successful online business on a shoestring. Inside you'll learn how to: find a niche market create a product write an enticing sales message design a website sell your product. Packed with useful tips, tools and techniques for setting up and maintaining an online business, How to Make Money While You Sleep! is a must-read for budding entrepreneurs.
Harness the power of your money with a 21st century mindset The speed at which the world is evolving is compounding exponentially each day, leaving individual investors wondering how to appropriately plan for their financial future. The financial norms that helped prior generations retire with grace are quickly evaporating or have already been replaced with new difficult realities. Money Mindset is an expert-led guide to growing your wealth, protecting your wealth, and transferring your wealth to future generations. Written by a third generation financial planner who is also an adjunct finance professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Money Mindset helps readers understand important financial concepts and theories of the 21st century. The science and psychology of money The 'WHY' of personal financial management The rule of 72, asset allocation, dollar cost averaging, and the erosive effects of inflation How to manage a diverse investment portfolio to minimize macroeconomic vulnerability How to create a legacy through proper estate planning Money Mindset explores the idea that money can be looked at as an energy source. In order to truly harness its powers, one must acquire and maintain a certain money mindset. Everyone wants financial independence—having enough money to consistently fuel their everyday life. Money Mindset clears a path through the increasingly convoluted and ever-changing world to show how to finally become financially secure.
If you heard there was a way to attract all the money you want, would you try it? It doesn't matter what's happened to you in the past or what your current situation is – you can live the life you want and never worry about money again. Earn More, Stress Less is your practical guide to living the law of attraction. It maps out a series of well-defined, realistic steps to help you get as much money as you want and put an end to financial worries. Successful people have been using these principles for hundreds of years. By following the powerful and eminently sensible steps outlined here, you can use the science of getting rich to realise your financial dreams too. You'll discover: A clear explanation of how the law of attraction works A way to decide exactly how much money you want Simple, clear actions to start attracting wealth Ways to stop worrying about money Easy steps to develop a daily routine to maintain your cash flow Examples, exercises, templates and how-to's Case studies of people who have used the Earn More, Stress Less method to great success Are you ready to give it a try? «An astonishing guide to attract all the money you want and transform your life. Highly recommended.» Dr. Joe Vitale contributor to The Secret and bestselling author of The Key and The Attractor Factor.
Put your phone system on your computer network and see the savings See how to get started with VoIP, how it works, and why it saves you money VoIP is techspeak for «voice over Internet protocol,» but it could spell «saving big bucks» for your business! Here's where to get the scoop in plain English. Find out how VoIP can save you money, how voice communication travels online, and how to choose the best way to integrate your phone system with your network at home or at the office. Discover how to: Use VoIP for your business or home phone service Choose the best network type Set up VoIP on a wireless network Understand transports and services Demonstrate VoIP's advantages to management
The easy way to ensure your business is prepared for anything If disaster struck, could your business continue to operate? It might be a fire, flood, storm, technical failure, or a quality control failure – whichever way, how can you minimize the risk of disruption to your business? Business Continuity For Dummies clearly sets out how to identify the risks to your organization, how to create your own BCM plan, how to apply BCM in practice and what to do if the worst does happen. Assess and minimize the risk of disruption to your business Create your own business continuity plan Apply business continuity in practice What are you waiting for? Take action now to ensure the survival of your business with Business Continuity For Dummies.
Small Business Marketing For Dummies helps you promote your business. It is designed specifically for the busy small business owner, giving you simple but powerful ways to spread your message – all at little or no cost. It shows you how to build your company’s profile, attract new customers and keep them coming back for more. Inside you will learn how to: Create an achievable marketing plan Use social media and the web to attract and keep customers Communicate with your customers through winning emails, newsletters, blogs and more Make use of affordable advertising solutions in print and other media Get great PR for your business
The Learning Annex Presents Small Business Basics If you're a small business owner, you probably dedicate the majority of your time to the day-to-day activities that keep your company up and running. After all, why should you have to worry about taxes or other financial issues when you can hire someone else to handle them? The answer is simple: you, not your accountant or financial advisor, run the business. And if you truly want to be successful, you need to understand how your actions in business today can affect your bottom line tomorrow. If you want to make more tax-efficient financial decisions for your business, The Learning Annex Presents Small Business Basics can show you how. This accessible guide provides useful and authoritative advice that will help you save time and money throughout the year. Topics discussed include: * Organizing your business–from S Corporations and C Corporations to Sole Proprietorships and Limited Liability Companies * Income and losses–from business operations to the sale of business property * Business deductions and credits–from home office deductions and advertising expenses to rent and retirement plans As a small business owner, each decision you make is important. With The Learning Annex Presents Small Business Basics as your guide, you'll quickly discover how to make tax-savvy decisions that will improve your overall business.
The gold standard for eBay users who want to get serious about selling Want to turn your eBay use into a steady revenue stream? Come to where everyone starts, with a copy of the latest edition of Starting an eBay Business For Dummies. EBay superstar author Marsha Collier packs the fourth edition of her mega-selling book with everything you need to know, from how to tap the explosive power of social media for promoting your business to the very latest on eBay?s fees and payment structure, how to maintain your own customer service center, ways to build an audience, and much more. Shows you how to lay the foundation for a business by setting up a store and reviews legal requirements and restrictions Helps you price and source your merchandise Explores how to attract an audience using social media through your own site Gives you a quick MBA in budgeting, money transactions, customer service, shipping, and more Offers insight on other sellers who have been successful on eBay and what you can learn from them Kick-start your eBay business and get profitable with this must-have guide from eBay superstar Marsha Collier.
Most entrepreneurs interested in buying a business naturally assume they need large amounts of cash to work a deal. In fact, there are other ways to fund an entrepreneurial venture, particularly through seller financing. This simple, straightforward guide covers every possible source of financing available for wannabe business owners, how to deal with sellers, and how to use asset financing, selling equity, and asset protection. Buy Your Own Business with Other People’s Money shows that you don’t have to be rich to buy a business; you just need to be creative in financing your new business. For everyone who dreams of owning a business one day, this book has the answers.
You don’t have to earn megabucks or have a degree in economics to gain control of your finances. Organise Your Money will show you how to set financial goals, move out of debt and start saving for the future. Learn how to take control of your financial destiny and make your money grow. Authors Vanessa Rowsthorn and Nina Dubecki of moneygirl.com.au are passionate about inspiring women to get smart about their money.
Praise for LOADED «LOADED is that rare resource which somehow captures both theoretical and practical wisdom about money, personality, and life. Your views – and actions – with money will be much improved after reading the wonderful advice in LOADED.» —James Grubman, PhD, author of Strangers in Paradise: How Families Adapt to Wealth Across Generations and co-author of Cross Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET…IS YOU. LOADED WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT. Based on decades of research and years of hands-on experience with people from all walks of life, LOADED is a must-read for anyone who finds themselves caught between the desire to thrive financially and the complex emotions and conflicting priorities that money so often brings to our lives. Inside, you will learn to: Check your stories. Pinpoint and change beliefs that hold you back. Choose your strategies. Learn how to align your money with your needs. Cultivate your value. Put your unique resources to use and earn more. Deeply researched, yet written in an approachable, conversational tone, LOADED offers insight into how your personal experiences have shaped your financial attitudes, and how you can build a healthier relationship with money.
Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business is a reliable guide to help protect companies, their customers, and their employees from the growing problem of identity theft. Real-life examples show managers and executives how to identify business, customer, and employee identity theft, how these crimes are committed, how best to prevent them, and overall, develop an honest company culture. It also covers how to manage this threat in business reorganizations such as mergers, acquisitions, globalization, and outsourcing.
Drive Web traffic and take your business into the future In todays social Web marketplace, attention equals revenue. When you direct more attention online to your brand or business, you drive more long-term revenue. Regardless of who you are or how small your business is, you can have a huge impact using free Internet tools…provided you understand and correctly apply the latest techniques. Attention! gives you an educational and motivational guide to using social media to market your brand or business online. In three parts, you'll discover everything you need to know to get off the ground and thrive in the social mediasphere, including The tools, techniques and tricks to get attention online and turn that attention into profit The theory behind the importance of making your mark on the Internet How other businesses and individuals made money from online marketing Whether you're just starting your business, just moving it online, or already established and looking to take your business to the next level, Attention! is the key to success.