Startup Financing Council Bluffs IA

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Keith Smith
K.P. Smith Asset Management
(402) 392-0509
9910 N. 48th Street Suite 112
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, PhD

Michael Karstens
Karstens Investment Counsel, Inc.
(402) 492-2727
10250 Regency Circle, Suite 100
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIFA, BS, CFP®

Ms. Linda Anne Yates, CFP®
(712) 256-7183
103 North Ave
Council Bluffs, IA
Firm
ING Financial Partners

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Mr. Ron E. Dickinson, CFP®
(712) 328-2600
533 S Main St
Council Bluffs, IA
Firm
RE Dickinson Investment Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Real Estate
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mrs. Katerina M. Wiese, CFP®
(402) 930-3020
1004 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE
Firm
America First Investment Advisors, LLC

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Jason Hiley
Karstens Investment Counsel, Inc.
(402) 492-2727
10250 Regency Circle, Suite 100
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, College/Education Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. R. Scott Darrah, CFP®
(712) 256-4900
120 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Banking, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning

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Ms. Cynthia A. Keithley, CFP®
(712) 322-2444
928 Valley View Dr
Council Bluffs, IA
Firm
iRetire Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, LGBT Individuals and Couples, Life Transitions, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Andrew Hunt, CFP®
(402) 938-6016
1001 Gallup Dr
Omaha, NE
Firm
Guide Rock Capital Management, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, General Financial Planning, Intergenerational Planning, Investment Management, LGBT Individuals and Couples, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Business Executives

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Mr. William Alan Callahan, CFP®
(402) 341-2000
3157 Farnam St Ste 7112
Omaha, NE
Firm
Callahan Financial Planning Company
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000



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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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