Bootstrapping Your Business

This covers the kinds of businesses that can realistically be bootstrapped and how to go about it. We will cover the techniques involved in gaining early income, reducing and deferring costs and expenses and establishing the partnerships that will be necessary. Whether you are bootstrapping or not, these techniques are helpful for all businesses.

Start-up financing

This workshop covers how you get enough money to create your business from the beginning and acquire the funding for the launch of your company. This will also cover grant financing, friends and family funding, equity financing, loans and other forms of partnerships to get a business started.

Managing Cash

Yes, it is true. Cash is king. This workshop covers the various techniques used to effectively manage the flow of cash into and out of your business. We will cover credit lines, use of debt financing, buy vs. borrow decisions, managing receivables and payables, negotiating payment terms, and many others.

Growth Financing

This workshop is for a business that has established itself in a market and wants to expand either within its current market or reach out into a new one. We will cover where and how you get the money to accomplish the expansion.

Selling Your Business

Getting your business ready to sell and then finding the right buyer is the culmination of all the work you have done to grow your business to where it is today. We cover what it means to value your business and be ready to sell and what you need to do to effectively get your business to the right buyer.

Funding Strategies

Set in the context of the full spectrum of financing and cash management subjects, these workshops provide an opportunity to get a simple explanation of how to fund a business and manage its finances, along with the opportunity to ask the questions you have always had about the subject.

Investor Forums

Once per quarter, we will have 3-5 pitches from aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow their businesses. A panel of experienced investors and advisors will provide real time feedback.