Startup Financing Dedham MA

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Deborah Levenson
Braver Wealth Management
(617) 969-0223
117 Kendrick Street
Needham, MA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Gayle Buff
Buff Capital Management
(617) 641-2377
111 Hyde Street
Newton, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Entrepreneurs, Advising Medical Professionals, Planning Issues for Business Owners, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFA, CFP®, MBA, MS

Walter Herlihy
Beacon Financial Planning, Inc.
(508) 230-3588
57 River Street
Wellesley, MA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, ChFc, CLU

Beverly Chapman
Values: Financial Counseling & Education
(617) 964-6596
91 Cornell Street
Newton, MA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Socially Responsible Investments, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Susan Miller
Aurora Financial Advisors LLC
(781) 239-9996
180 Linden Street, Suite 8A
Wellesley, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, High Net Worth Client Needs, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDFA, CFP®, CPA

Dana Levit
Paragon Financial Advisors
(617) 641-2446
1150 Walnut Street
Newton, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Linda Gadkowski
Beacon Financial Planning, Inc.
(508) 230-3588
57 River Street
Wellesley, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, M.Ed.

Jennifer Lane
Compass Planning Associates, Inc.
(617) 523-4666
275 Grove St
Newton, MA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Kevin Nulton
Titanium Advisors, LLC
(508) 528-3120
270 Grove Street
Newton, MA
Expertises
College/Education Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, JD

Victoria Marrone
Modera Wealth Management, LLC
(617) 247-0518
535 Boylston Street, Suite 300
Boston, MA
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Financial Psychology/Coaching, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA, PhD

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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