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Wells Fargo - Pierre
(605) 945-3000
333 E Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-05:30 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Richard Kahler
Kahler Financial Group
(605) 343-1400
1010 9th Street, Suite 1
Rapid City, SD
Expertises
Real Estate Investments, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, MSFP

Mr. Jerauld J. Garry, CFP®
(605) 996-7171
321 W 14th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Firm
Dice Financial Services Group

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Mrs. Kathryn M. Greeneway, CFP®
(605) 665-4940
225 Cedar St
Yankton, SD
Firm
First Dakota National Bank/Ray

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Ms. Nancy Ann Carlson, CFP®
(605) 338-9191
5032 S. Bur Oak Place
Sioux Falls, SD
Firm
Professional Financial Svcs

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US Bank - Pierre Office
(605) 945-2133
604 E Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:30 am to 05:00 pm

Chance C. Stoeser, CFP®
(605) 366-0789
3301 E 26th St Ste 111
Sioux Falls, SD
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Medical/Dental Professionals

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Mr. Thomas J. Dice, CFP®
(605) 996-7171
1716 N Sanborn Blvd
Mitchell, SD
Firm
Dice Finl Svcs Group

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Mr. Scott R. Dagel, CFP®
(605) 886-4059
1334 19th ST NE
Watertown, SD
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Ameriprise Financial Services,

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Mr. Spencer J Miller, CFP®
(605) 399-3110
909 Saint Joseph St Fl 6
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Life Planning, Life Transitions, Long-Term Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



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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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