Raising Financing: For Start-ups, Nonprofits and Businesses with Revenue Less Than $10 Million

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2.0 Credits

This session reviews proven methods to raise capital for smaller businesses, including start-ups, non-profits and businesses with less than ten million in revenue. New methods to raise financing, including Crowdfunding, may be appropriate for your business.  What are the pros, cons, and sources for each type of financing?  What do banks require when you borrow? What do equity investors look for when analyzing making an equity investment?  How do you present the request for capital to increase your chances for success?  If you assist with raising capital, this session is essential. 


*Learn the important lessons from five recent business books

Major Topics

*A CFO’s  mission

*Cash flow forecasting and capacity

*Capital needs, when needed, how will it be deployed, how much money?

*Various types of financing 

*Sources for each financing type 

*Pros and cons of each type and source of financing

*When Crowdfunding may be appropriate

*What you should show to potential investors

*The need to value your business

*Your capital plan

Designed For

Corporate financial managers, business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals who advise them, including; CFOs, Controllers, Corporate Financial Managers, Directors, Managers, and CPAs.


Some corporate finance classwork or experience helpful

Advanced Preparation