Financing Your Business

Growing With Partners and Investors

This workshop will assist you in deciding how to go about selling an equity interest in your business to investors and raise the capital you seek. It discusses the essential issues that you may confront when you decide to bring in outside investors.

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Valuing a Business

If you're thinking of purchasing or selling an existing business, going public, or taking an investor, one of the first things you'll need to determine is how much the business is worth. Valuing a business is a tricky process and achieving fair market value should always be your top priority.

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Developing a Business Plan

The importance of planning should never be overlooked. For a business to be successful and profitable, the owners and the managing directors must have a clear understanding of the firm's customers, strengths and competition. Whether yours is a new business or an existing business in the process of expanding, money is often an issue. Taking time to create an extensive business plan provides you with insight into your business. This document can serve as a powerful financing proposal. This workshop takes you through the step-by-step process of developing a business plan.

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Preparing Your Company to Go Public

Completing an initial public offering (IPO) is tough, expensive and complex. It can also be mysterious and confusing because it involves the disciplines of accounting, financial reporting and security law. This article will help you decide whether going public is right for your company, and provide an outline for preparing to take on the public market.

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