Startup Financing Potomac MD

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Stephen Lingle
Lighthouse Financial Planning, LLC
(301) 996-7044
1515 Allview Drive
Potomac, MD
Expertises
College/Education Planning, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

John Ferguson
Ferguson Asset Management Inc.
(301) 670-0994
13305 Travilah Road
Potomac, MD
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Entrepreneurs, Professional Athletes or Entertainers, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor

Annette Simon
Garnet Group, LLC
(301) 564-3000
6701 Democracy Blvd.,Suite 505
Bethesda, MD
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

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®

Joni Alt
Hopwood Financial Services
(703) 787-0008
10135 Colvin Run Road Suite 210
Great Falls, VA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Ongoing Investment Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Barry Korb
Lighthouse Financial Planning, LLC
(301) 996-7044
1515 Allview Drive
Potomac, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, College/Education Planning, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS

Kristofor Behn
Fieldstone Financial Management Group, LLC
(800) 888-5164
6701 Democracy Plaza, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Financial Issues Between Generations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Veena Kutler
Garnet Group, LLC
(301) 564-3000
6701 Democracy Blvd.,Suite 505
Bethesda, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, MBA

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

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

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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