Startup Financing Olney MD

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Ken Diehl
Cornerstone Financial Planning, Inc.
(301) 253-0600
24908 Silver Crest Drive
Gaithersburg, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CPA

Ted Halpern
Halpern Financial Inc
(240) 268-1000
401 N. Washington Street, Suite 920
Rockville, MD
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, CRPC, RFC, AWMA

Thomas Conway
Connemara Fee Only Planning, LLC
(301) 998-6595
1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400
Rockville, MD
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, JD

Jay Levin
Investment Planning Associates, Inc.
(240) 430-3000
11140 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
Rockville, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Divorce Planning, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA

Christopher Brown
Ivy League Financial Advisors LLC
(301) 258-1300
11 North Washington Street, Suite 250
Rockville, MD
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, BA, BS, CFP®, MBA

James McGrath
Financial Strategies, Inc.
(301) 984-7750
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1208
Rockville, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Divorce Planning, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLU, CPA

Fred Cornelius
Burt Associates, Inc.
(301) 770-9880 Ext: 13
6010 Executive Boulevard, Suite 900
Rockville, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Gregory Richardson
Halpern Financial Inc
(240) 268-1000
401 N. Washington Street, Suite 920
Rockville, MD
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS

Clark Kendall
Kendall Capital Management
(301) 838-9110
20 Courthouse Square
Rockville, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AEP, CFA, CFP®

L. Edward O'Hara
Capital Asset Management Services
(301) 680-0840
12510 Prosperity Drive, Suite 150
Silver Spring, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, EA

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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