Financing Options for Your Company

I was recently reminded by a StratPad customer (thank you, Robert M!) of a video lesson I created a couple of years ago on financing entrepreneurial ventures. It covers:

• what investors want
• the basis of an investor’s valuation of a firm
• the different sources of money and how these sources compensate for risk
• why venture capitalists demand such high returns
• why equity financing is appropriate for some kinds of businesses but not others

The lesson also comes complete with this equity financing spreadsheet to help you understand if equity financing is appropriate for your firm.

Are you thinking about about seeking outside investment? Let me know if you find this useful.