Category Archives: ROI

10 Basic Tips for a Startup to Raise Capital


Define your Target Market No business plan is complete if the company cannot identify the target market.  I address this subject matter in earlier blogs as the TAM – Total Addressable Market.  Why? Because the investors want to have a … Continue reading

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The Monthly Projections — Critical Importance in setting up realistic monthly budgets


In a previous blog where I describe how companies will live or die based on their spreadsheets, I talked about several examples that would raise the red flag to any investor. One flagrant example came to my attention recently not … Continue reading

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Startups Live or Die from their Spreadsheets when Raising Capital


There is a saying in the investment community that the companies which successfully raise capital must tell a compelling story.  Besides the text, such story lives and dies by the numbers in the spreadsheet.  How important are those numbers? Let … Continue reading

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About Mergers & Acquisitions


One topic that might not be obviously relevant to start-ups is corporate development through Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A).  But can it happen rather quickly in the early life of a company?  I would say yes.  I recall from reading a Bill … Continue reading

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Operational expenditures to add value to the Company while increasing investors’ interest in the Company


A recent Inc. article referred to an elevator ride (“The $1 million Ride, http://m.inc.com/?incid=43282) undertaken by an entrepreneur who, while soliciting investment from the fellow VC elevator rider, the VC gave him some solid advice about how to increase the … Continue reading

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Meet your Milestones or Else


Now that you have the funding from investors, then the company must deliver what it promised in its plan.  Earlier blogs discuss the elements of a business plan.  Part of the plan has to include milestones to reach, financial projections, … Continue reading

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Strategy vs. Execution


Strategy vs. Execution.

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