Startup Financing Grapevine TX

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Christopher Currin
Pegasus Advisors, LLC
(877) 799-4647
1701 W Northwest Hwy Ste 100
Grapevine, TX
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Special Needs Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Bryan Clintsman
Clintsman Financial Planning
(817) 410-8200
660 N. Carroll Ave., Ste #140
Southlake, TX
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Bryan Lee
Strategic Financial Planning, Inc.
(972) 403-1234
860 Hebron Parkway
Lewisville, TX
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Entrepreneurs, Divorce Planning, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Matthew Paladini
Paladini Financial Management, Inc.
(817) 704-7788
1161 Corporate Drive West, Suite 310
Arlington, TX
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CIMA, CPA

Deidra Fulton
Fulton Financial Planning, Inc.
(972) 248-3807
5068 West Plano Parkway, Suite 227
Plano, TX
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Steve Blankenship
Heritage Financial Planning
(817) 410-5725
1452 Hughes Road, Suite 233
Grapevine, TX
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

R. Douglas Pauley
Pauley Financial Services, Inc.
(972) 998-6468
4509 Saint Clair Ct
Flower Mound, TX
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Divorce Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, BS, CFP®, MBA

Brent Little
Odyssey Wealth Management, LP
(972) 636-5037
545 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 300
Irving, TX
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Glenn Bishop
GA Bishop and Associates, LLC
(972) 393-3716
1101 S. Broadway Street, Suite 200
Carrollton, TX
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs, Divorce Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDFA, CFP®, CMA

Michelle Goldstein
Goldstein Financial Future
(214) 695-9251
#6 Brigade Ct.
Dallas, TX
Expertises
Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Divorce Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, MBA

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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