Startup Financing Topeka KS

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Randy Clayton
Clayton Financial Services, Inc.
(785) 232-3266
716 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLU

Ms. Lisa R. Manley, CFP®
(785) 221-4038
534 S Kansas Ave Ste 1300
Topeka, KS
Firm
Waddell & Reed

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Mr. Randy J. Clayton, CFP®
(785) 232-3266
716 South Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS
Firm
Clayton Financial Services, In
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning

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Mr. Keith A. Heckman, CFP®
(785) 354-5327
920 SW Washburn Ave Ste 102
Topeka, KS
Firm
VALIC Financial Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Life Transitions, Planning for Couples, Retirement Planning, Sudden Wealth Management

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Mr. James C. Hanna, CFP®
(785) 357-6278
601 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Tax Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



Data Provided by:
Ms. Linda G. Hauschild, CFP®
(785) 234-5573
534 Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS
Firm
Mize Houser & Company, P A

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Mrs. Elizabeth A. Young, CFP®
(785) 232-3266
716 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS
Firm
Clayton Financial Services, Inc

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Mrs. Barbara J. Heller, CFP®
(785) 232-3266
716 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS
Firm
Clayton Financial Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning

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Mr. Denis E. Hill, CFP®
(785) 354-4342
534 S Kansas Ave Ste 1410
Topeka, KS
Firm
Hill Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Long-Term Care

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Mr. Mark A. Schneider, CFP®
(785) 357-7777
112 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS
Firm
Plan Professionals Inc

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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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