Startup Financing Sterling VA

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Femi Shote
Asset Harvest Group, LLC
(703) 444-7819
20534 Meadow Island Place
Potomac Falls, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Professional Athletes or Entertainers
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, ChFc, CLU

Jon Yankee
Fox, Joss & Yankee, LLC
(703) 889-1111
1925 Isaac Newton Square, Suite 400
Reston, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Financial Issues Between Generations, College/Education Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Bonnie Sewell
American Capital Planning, LLC
(703) 579-7031
11921 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Entrepreneurs, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®

Marjorie Fox
Fox, Joss & Yankee, LLC
(703) 889-1111
1925 Isaac Newton Square, Suite 400
Reston, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, BA, CFP®, JD

Frank Boucher
Boucher Financial Planning Services
(703) 391-8466
1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 100
Reston, VA
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CEBS, CFP®

Mitchell Martin
Mitchell Advisory, Inc.
(703) 481-9868
11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 2000
Reston, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Entrepreneurs, High Net Worth Client Needs, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Carl Emerick
Sentinel Wealth Management, Inc.
(703) 871-5018
11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 130
Reston, VA
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MS

Daniel Joss
Fox, Joss & Yankee, LLC
(703) 889-1111
1925 Isaac Newton Square, Suite 400
Reston, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Entrepreneurs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA, Other

Gerald Cannizzaro
Ticknor, Atherton and Associates
(703) 476-3521
12040 South Lakes Drive, #201
Reston, VA
Expertises
Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, College/Education Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, MBA

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®

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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