Startup Financing Dubuque IA

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Mr. Daniel M. Smith, CFP®
(563) 557-7600
PO Box 179
Dubuque, IA
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Dupaco Credit Union

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Mrs. Suzan M Martin-Hallahan, CFP®
(563) 557-7600
5865 Saratoga Rd
Dubuque, IA
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Dupaco Financial Services

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Mr. David J. Jansen, CFP®
(563) 556-7700
475 Cedar Cross Road
Dubuque, IA
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NPC/EDSB

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Mrs. Katie J. Thomas, CFP®
(563) 556-0123
2345 JFK Road
Dubuque, IA
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Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C.
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Comprehensive Financial Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, Risk Management

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Jamie W. Mcdonald, CFP®
(563) 585-1400
1635 Associates Dr Ste 103
Dubuque, IA
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Heacock and Jones Financial Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning, Life Planning

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Mr. Brian Kallback, CFP®
(563) 587-4079
3553 Keystone Dr
Dubuque, IA
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Dubuque Bank & Trust
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



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Mr. Richard Thomas Fury, CFP®
(563) 583-5086
1660 Embassy West Dr Ste 200
Dubuque, IA
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Fury Financial Services Inc.

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Bryan J. Knudson, CFP®
(563) 557-7965
3100 Cedar Crest Rdg Ste 8
Dubuque, IA
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Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



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Mr. John R. Darrah, CFP®
(563) 582-2855
3390 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA
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Honkamp Krueger Financial Svc

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Mr. Brian D. Cose, CFP®
(563) 582-2855
3390 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA
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Honkamp Krueger Financial
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Long-Term Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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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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