Startup Financing Renton WA

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Heidi Davis
Columbia Financial Planning, LLC
(425) 943-0001
8 Columbia Key
Bellevue, WA
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Women's Financial Planning Issues, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Matthew Moser
Moser Wealth Advisors, PLLC
(425) 451-1850
2135 112th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Bellevue, WA
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS, MST

Ben Jennings
SoundView Advisors
(360) 867-9890
1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100
Seattle, WA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Medical Professionals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLU, CPA/PFS

Karen O'Brien
trueNorth Financial Services, LLC
(206) 652-4314
1411 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning, Tax Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Therese Govern
trueNorth Financial Services, LLC
(206) 652-4314
1411 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MBA

John Carmody
Carmody Investment Advisors
(206) 241-8433
1208 SW Normandy Terrace
Seattle, WA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Robert Abbott
Harvest Capital Advisors, Inc.
(425) 827-6236 Ext: 107
11000 NE 33rd Place, Suite 301
Bellevue, WA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, ChFc, CLU, MSFS

Michelle Fait
Satori Financial LLC
(206) 320-9263
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA
Expertises
Tax Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA, MBA

David Lamp
BBJS Financial Advisors, LLC
(206) 682-4840
1501 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2880
Seattle, WA
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Alternative or Private Investments, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Joseph Hebert
trueNorth Financial Services, LLC
(206) 652-4314
1411 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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