Startup Financing South Haven MI

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Mr. Ronald L. Overhiser, CFP®
(269) 637-0222
632 Phillips St
South Haven, MI
Firm
Linsco / Private Ledger

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George A. Stoutin, CFP®
45 Blue Star Hwy
Douglas, MI
Firm
Edward Jones

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Fifth Third Bank
(269) 427-7931
Bangor, 101 W. Monroe Street
Bangor, MI
Office Hours
M-F 9:30-5; SA 9:30-12
Drive Up Hours
M-TH 9:30-5; F 9:30-5:30; SA 9:30-12

Edward Jones
(888) 891-1440
45 Blue Star Hwy # A
Douglas, MI

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Michael Rudy
Wolakota, LLC
(734) 480-6211
878 South Grove Road
Ypsilanti, MI
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA, MA

Mr. John M. Leonard, CFP®
(269) 857-2860
201 Center St
Douglas, MI
Firm
John M. Leonard, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Securities
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Fifth Third Bank
(269) 639-2144
South Haven, 601 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI
Office Hours
M-F 9:30-5; SA 9:30-12
Drive Up Hours
M-TH 9:30-5; F 9:30-5:30; SA 9:30-12

Fifth Third Bank
(269) 468-3982
Coloma, 6553 Paw Paw Avenue
Coloma, MI
Office Hours
M-F 9:30-5
Drive Up Hours
M-TH 9:30-5; F 9:30-5:30

Robert Oliver
Oliver Financial Planning, LLC
(734) 926-0022
1207 Packard Street, Suite S-1
Ann Arbor, MI
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, MBA

Jay Berger
Independent Wealth Management
(231) 929-1086
236 1/2 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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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