This insightful guide showcases a new psychological framework through which business leaders can transform themselves and their organizations. * Hundreds of cautions, insights, tips, and techniques * Candid "reality checks" throughout * Chapter-ending quizzes that profile the extent to which a firm is demonstrating the qualities of Ever-Evolving Enterprises * Numerous figures that profile the multidimensional nature of organizational transformation * Sources and notes at the end of each chapter
Winning business strategies from CEOs of 50 successful small businesses (some of which are now large corporations) who share their experiences to help those starting or growing their own business. Small business is the engine that drives America's new economy. For all those starting or growing their own small business, the wisdom, experience, and counsel of these successful leaders provides inspirational and thoughtful advice on making it as an entrepreneur. In this book, Barreto shares details of business success, and the insights he gained while administering the nation's largest small business loan, training, and counseling organization. Some of those sharing their stories in The Engine of America have grown their businesses from the most humble of beginnings into corporate giants whose brands are household names and whose operations are integral parts of the national economy. Others may not be instantly recognizable, but what they have in common is success.
This book will describe three new methods of raising capital from US investors which have recently been approved. It also analyzes strategies for successfully implementing these finance methods. This book is intended for entrepreneurs (both US and international) who are thinking of growing their business with outside capital from US. It will be of importance for all start-up and middle-market companies who are in need of additional capital to grow their businesses.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) administers programs to support small businesses, including several loan guaranty programs designed to encourage lenders to provide loans to small businesses "that might not otherwise obtain financing on reasonable terms and conditions". The SBA's 504 Certified Development Company (504/CDC) loan guaranty program is administered through non-profit Certified Development Companies (CDC). It provides long-term fixed rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land, buildings, equipment, and machinery. This book examines the lending standards and performance measures SBA has established to help ensure that loans meet key requirements, as well as 504 loan performance, and SBA's processes for reviewing CDCs' eligibility to participate in the program, loan applications, and CDCs' compliance with program requirements.
Gone are the days when venture capital groups poured millions into every "next big thing." Competition is fierce, and only the most viable businesses--and expert fundraising--will reap the capital necessary to drive continuous growth. Packed with tools for building business plans, preparing loan proposals, drafting offering materials, and more,Raising Capital covers every phase of the growth cycle and helps readers navigate the murky waters of capital formation. Containing checklists, charts, and sample forms, the third edition provides insights on the latest trends in the domestic and global capital markets, an overview of recent developments in federal and state securities laws, and strategies for borrowing money from commercial banks in today's credit-tightened markets. Whether one's business is a fledgling start-up, a rapid growth company, or a more established organization, this insider's guide offers readers the strategies they need to take their business to the next level.
The biggest challenge faced by both Beginning and Experienced Wealth Builders is raising the money they need to start, buy, or expand their business activities. This guidebook shows these entrepreneurs how, and where, to get the money needed for their business moneymaking enterprises. Even if the Beginning Wealth Builder (BWB for short) or Experienced Wealth Builder (EWB), has poor credit, a history of bankruptcy, slow pays, or other financial troubles, this guidebook shows him/her how to get the loan, venture capital, public (or private) money, or grant they need. Since businesses vary widely in the amount of money needed, this book covers getting funding from just a few thousand dollars to multi-millions. Businesses covered range from the small mom-and-pop type activity to the successful firm having up to 500 employees.Either type of business can use the many hands-on directions given in this book.