Startup Financing Fort Collins CO

Looking for information on Startup Financing in Fort Collins? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Fort Collins that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Startup Financing in Fort Collins.

Steve Martin
Martin Wealth Management, LLC
(970) 443-1873
3400 Rosetone Court
Fort Collins, CO
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Arlen Olberding
Guidepost Financial Planning
(970) 419-8212
19 Old Town Square, Suite 238
Fort Collins, CO
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Matthew Kelley
Gold Medal Waters, Inc.
(720) 887-1299
1200 S College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Entrepreneurs, Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Socially Responsible Investments, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, AIF, CFP®

Mr. David A. Asbury, CFP®
(970) 490-2033
4645 Ziegler Rd Suite 220
Fort Collins, CO
Firm
Financial Design & Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Tax Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



Data Provided by:
Mr. James P. Sprout, CFP®
(970) 484-9222
3003 E. Harmony Road
Fort Collins, CO
Firm
First Western Trust Bank- Nort
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
James Watt
James L. Watt Financial Advisors, Ltd.
(970) 225-1440
6248 Buchanan Street
Fort Collins, CO
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Tax Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

Colleen Miller
Finance by Design Inc.
(970) 212-4720
123 N. College Avenue, Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, JD

Mr. Peter C. Contino, CFP®
(970) 267-9666
2809 E Harmony Rd Ste 330
Fort Collins, CO
Firm
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, In
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Mortgages
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. William C. Reynolds, CFP®
(970) 490-2033
4645 Ziegler Road
Fort Collins, CO
Firm
Financial Design and Management, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Intergenerational Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Cindy M. Bragdon, CFP®
(970) 484-9222
3003 E Harmony Rd Ste 200
Fort Collins, CO
Firm
First Western Trust Bank
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Startup Financing

Provided By: 

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?

;

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 ...

Click here to read more from Home Business Magazine

© Copyright 2013 Home Business Magazine. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions
Infoswell Media