Startup Financing Duluth GA

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Gregory Sloan
The Daniel Financial Group, LLC
(678) 672-1490
3700 Crestwood Pkwy
Duluth, GA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Norris Edmonson
Beacon Financial Advisers, Inc.
(678) 750-1700
4555 Mansell Rd., Suite 300
Alpharetta, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CPA/PFS

Don Whalen
Versailles Financial, LLC
(770) 998-5047
2650 Holcomb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Advising Entrepreneurs, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Clifford O'Conner
C.W. O'Conner & Associates, Inc.
(770) 368-9919
7074 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite 100
Norcross, GA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Issues for Business Owners, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Real Estate Investments, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, ChFc, CPA

Owen Malcolm
Sanders Financial Management, Inc.
(770) 448-5111
5550 Triangle Parkway, Suite 300
Norcross, GA
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Norris Edmonson
Beacon Financial Advisers, Inc.
(678) 750-1700
3235 Satellite Blvd., Bldg. 400, Suite 300
Duluth, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CPA/PFS

Steven Wykoff
Mersereau & Lazenby, L.L.C
(770) 614-6800
3469 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd., Suite B
Suwanee, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Melissa Hallmark
Sanders Financial Management, Inc.
(770) 448-5111
5550 Triangle Parkway, Suite 300
Norcross, GA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CFP®, MBA

Scott Winkler
Winkler Financial Planning, LLC
(770) 447-0059
6015 Atlantic Blvd., Suite G
Norcross, GA
Expertises
Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Eleanor Burton
Sanders Financial Management, Inc.
(770) 448-5111
5550 Triangle Parkway, Suite 300
Norcross, GA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Newlyweds & Novice Investors
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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