Tag: business development

Raising Capital – 3 Key issues to address

Raising capital to start or fund an existing business is more science than art.  It takes careful planning and great stewardship to ensure the investors get their capital back including a reasonable return on their investment.  Investors who evaluate companies seek opportunities where the risks are mitigated, comprehensive fiscal forecasts are prepared and the management… Read more »

Maximizing the Cash Generated by Your Business

Most articles published about maximizing cash in a business focus on managing the balance sheet (i.e. collecting accounts receivable, reducing inventory levels, extended payment terms, etc.). While managing these accounts is important, it does not reflect how cash is generated in the business. There are three sources of cash in any business: from lenders, from… Read more »

Weaving Your Net

Networking

I recently attended my son’s Sociology Department graduation ceremony and listened to student speakers talk about “Social Networks”.  Their references were mostly about social safety nets. But, as I listened, I recalled the beginning of my career at B2B CFO when I was told that building business was all about networking. The trouble for me… Read more »

10 Ways to Grow an Emerging Business

Starting a business is relatively easy. It’s growing a business that’s hard. Here are 10 ideas others have used to take their emerging businesses to the next level. Add a location. This obviously depends on the type of business, but if there is demand for what you do in other areas, consider expanding to another area… Read more »