Monthly Archives: October 2011

When to Use Debt vs. Equity

In general, when you do not have a steady source of cash and you are a rapidly growing business, I strongly recommend you keep your debt to a minimum. Why? There is no consistent source of cash flow to make … Continue reading

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Intuit’s Love a Local Small Business Contest

Win a Small Business Grant from Intuit Are you looking for some small business funding and a means to additional PR? Well, Intuit is offering both through its “Love a Local Business” Contest. Only small / medium businesses need apply. … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Returns Continue Upward Trend

This excerpt from a press release issued by the National Venture Capital Association features a quote by the association’s president that highlights some of the comments I’ve made in the past about IPOs and the trickle down effect on investing. … Continue reading

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Small Business Funding Programs for Urban Entrepreneurs

Here are a few corporate small business funding programs that you may be able to take advantage of: MillerCoors’ Urban Entrepreneurs Series challenge. (I must disclose that I have been a regional screening judge for this program in the past.) … Continue reading

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Pitching a Venture Capitalist

Have you been invited to pitch to a venture capitalist? To a group of them? Well, if you have, congratulations! Here are some of the main points to keep in mind when making that presentation. Main points: Don’t assume everyone … Continue reading

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Seeking a CFO? Wall Street is Laying Off

Wall Street is laying off investment bankers. Although most of America isn’t aware of this, Wall Street has been letting go of people on a fairly consistent basis since 2008. According to the Wall Street Journal, New York City has … Continue reading

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Market Volatility

The financial markets were more buoyant earlier this year, hence all the IPOs. But then a fair amount of uncertainty, with a negative tone, set in, causing the markets to increase in volatility and become a less attractive option for … Continue reading

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