Startup Financing Arlington MA

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Sharon Rich
Womoney
(617) 489-3601
76 Townsend Road
Belmont, MA
Expertises
Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Socially Responsible Investments, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, Ed.D., MAT

Annie McQuilken
Kintyre Financial Advisors, LLC
(781) 862-8606
74 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Entrepreneurs, College/Education Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS

Dorothy Cole
Dorothy J. Cole
(800) 352-6530
P. O. Box 201
Lexington, MA
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Divorce Planning, Financial Issues Between Generations, Middle Income Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals, Special Needs Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA, EdM

Susan Moore
Moore Financial Advisors, LTD.
(617) 393-9999
7 Clyde Road
Watertown, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Divorce Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS

Frederick Miller
Sensible Financial Planning and Management, LLC
(781) 642-0890
203 Crescent Street, Suite 108
Waltham, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Middle Income Client Needs, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, PhD

Michael Durant
Belmont Financial
(617) 489-0040
30 Church Street, Suite 320
Belmont, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

James Pinney
Pinney & Scofield, Inc.
(617) 492-6223
22 Hilliard Street
Cambridge, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFA, CFP®

Charlo Maurer
Peace of Money
(617) 744-0193
5 Appleton Street
Watertown, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Real Estate Investments, Socially Responsible Investments, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, M.Ed., MS

Roy Ballentine
Ballentine Partners, LLC
(781) 314-1300
230 3rd Avenue, 5th Floor
Waltham, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Financial Issues Between Generations, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, ChFc, CLU, MA

Paul Pignone
Boston Retirement Advisors, LLC
(888) 408-6000
400 Trade Center - Suite 5900
Woburn, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, ChFc, CLU, CSA

Startup Financing

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The Real Funding Strategy That Works
by Kenneth H. Marks

You have an idea for a product or service and want to start a company, or maybe you already have a company and you are thinking about launching a new product line. Either way, you need capital to make it happen, but how do you get the funding required?

If you attend your typical MBA class on startup businesses or an entrepreneurial starter program, you’ll likely be told to write a business plan and shop it to angel and venture investors, right? Not in the real world!
Statistically no one gets venture capital. Yes, we all read about the handful of companies that obtained venture funding, are written about in the trade rags and may have even gone public, but given the number of companies started each year vs. the number of companies receiving institutional (or venture) funding, it is insignificant, and for most companies just plain unrealistic. So, how do the 99.9 percent of startup businesses get funded?

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Practical Funding Approach

The financing strategy is bootstrapping in stages based on iterative phases of success, working from the end backwards along a path of steps, only doing what must be done to get to the next phase with minimal capital. This is a resourceful and practical approach:
· Start with the customer and market need.
· Establish the critical path items for at least the first stage of the company or project.
· Define what it takes to validate the market and prove the company’s ability.
· Develop a list of where and from whom you can get the resources needed (i.e. those who have a reason to care about your company’s success).
· Assess – Can you bridge the gap with friends and family and personal investment?

Start with the Customer and the Market Need

Start with the end in mind — that is, the customer and the market need. Many businesses start with a solution and look for a problem to solve; this is natural when you have technical entrepreneurs and creative people. However, capital is attracted to situations that have proven market demand with a solution that is feasible at a validated price that allows the business to make a significant return based on the risk involved. The idea is to validate the market and price as soon as possible in the development of the company and shape the product or service offering to assure profitable revenues, or at least those that can generate a reasonable gross profit (revenues minus direct costs). This means talking with potential customers as you are crafting the business plan and strategy — the same goes with likely sources of supply.

Establish the Critical Path Items

Next, leverage the knowledge gained to develop the critical path items required to launch the company. Create a working prototype and confirm that the business model will work. One of the outputs of this train of thinking and process is a clearer understanding of the amount and timing of capital required.
Let’s take an example: A small ...

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