Startup Financing Eatonton GA

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Mr. James L. Goforth Jr., CFP®
(478) 452-4101
530 W Thomas St Ste B1
Milledgeville, GA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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Mr. George S. Charping, CFP®
(478) 453-7526
112 Wright Dr Ste A
Milledgeville, GA
Firm
Alliance Financial Partners
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits

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SunTrust Bank
(478) 454-1000
2501 N. Columbia Street
Milledgeville, GA
Type
ATM, Branch, Commercial Center, Mortgage Office, Investment Center, Drive-Thru
Office Hours
Monday: 9-5
Tuesday: 9-5
Wednesday: 9-5
Thursday: 9-5
Friday: 9-6 Weekend:
Drive Up Hours
Monday: 8:30am-5pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-5pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-5pm
Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-6pm Weekend:

Sandra Porter
Sandy Porter, LLC
(404) 377-4577
10 Candler Grove Drive
Decatur, GA
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, CRPC, MA

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®

Mr. Thomas M. Hodell, CFP®
(478) 453-1060
2705 N Columbia St
Milledgeville, GA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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SunTrust Bank
(706) 485-4500
1105 Lake Oconee Parkway
Eatonton, GA
Type
ATM, Branch, Commercial Center, Mortgage Office, Investment Center, Drive-Thru
Office Hours
Monday: 9-5
Tuesday: 9-5
Wednesday: 9-5
Thursday: 9-5
Friday: 9-6 Weekend: Sat 9-12
Drive Up Hours
Monday: 9-5
Tuesday: 9-5
Wednesday: 9-5
Thursday: 9-5
Friday: 9-6 Weekend: 9-12

A. Todd Black
Dogwood Capital Management, Inc.
(678) 648-5129 Ext: 1
4955 Serenity Stone Ct., Suite 100
Cumming, GA
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Gregory Gilbert
Ronald Blue & Co., LLC
(770) 644-0500
2100 Riveredge Pkwy, Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Socially Responsible Investments, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CIMA

Robert Atkinson Jr.
PFM Capital Management, LLC
(404) 705-4593
750 Hammond Drive, Building One
Sandy Springs, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

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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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