Capital Raising Bootcamp Summary
Day 1: Tuesday, August 4
Day 2: Wednesday, August 5
Day 3: Thursday, August 6
Day 4: Friday, August 7
Times: 2:00PM – 3:30PM EST Each Day (plus Q&A)
|Format:||Group Webinars (limited to 50 participants)
Live presentations each day by Dave Lavinsky
All course materials provided
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From: Dave Lavinsky, President of Growthink
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hey let’s face it. Raising capital is a pain. And the majority of companies who try to raise capital...fall flat on their faces.
But what’s worse is that without capital, you may be doomed.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the #1 reason why companies fail is that they lack money. It’s that simple.
Without capital, your brilliant ideas for your multi-million (or billion) dollar business will remain in your head. You’ll know that your ideas are great. But the world won’t. And your bank account won’t either.
Consider this: What if your closest competitor is able to raise capital? Can you possibly compete against a company with millions of dollars in funding that you don’t have? Will they steal all the glory? And force you to start over?
But here’s the good news...
If you have enough money, you simply can’t fail. Period.
Think about it: With capital, you can hire the right people. You can execute on the right marketing plan. You can build the best technology. With access to enough capital, you can even acquire your competitors!
And even if you go over some tough times, you'll have that capital at your disposal to get you through those rough patches.
Let me put it another way...
If you had to bet on four entrepreneurs: one a marketing guru, one an HR guru, one a technical guru, and one a financing guru, which one would you bet on?
Well, I’d put my money on the financing guru.
Here’s why: The financing guru will never run out of money and can hire all the other gurus.
Are you starting to get the idea?
Raising capital really is that important!
And, fortunately, you can raise capital for your business....if you know how to do it.
WARNING: Avoid the #1
Capital Raising “Rookie” Mistake
But frankly, just because you NEED capital doesn’t mean you’re going to GET it.
If you want to succeed, you must avoid the mistakes that unsuccessful entrepreneurs make. In other words, if most entrepreneurs fail at raising capital, then you want to avoid making the mistakes which have prevented them from raising capital.
In my experience personally consulting hundreds of entrepreneurs over the past 10 years, I would say that the most common capital raising mistake is to pursue the wrong type of capital in the first place.
It happens all the time. Since 1999, I’ve probably seen the same cycle repeat itself thousands of times. Over and over again.
Step 1: An entrepreneur has a great idea to start or grow a business
Step 2: The entrepreneur realizes he needs capital to fund his company’s growth
Step 3: The entrepreneur targets the wrong source of capital
Step 4: The entrepreneur fails to raise capital
Step 5: The entrepreneur fails to successfully launch or grow their business
END OF STORY.
Let’s provide a little more color around the story. Let’s say an entrepreneur named “John” (or “Jane,” if you prefer) comes up with a great idea for a new, oh – I don’t know – social networking website.
John gets really excited about his idea, does some initial market research to validate the demand, and is confident he has a winner. (For the sake of argument, let’s agree that John does, indeed, have a “winner”).
Next, John (inevitably) says to himself, “I need to raise $1M in venture capital” – when the TRUTH is that most entrepreneurs (and most businesses) are actually NOT a fit for venture capital.
“I know raising venture capital is hard for most entrepreneurs,” John says, “But those rules don’t apply to me.”
Being the stubborn and over-confident entrepreneur that he is, John goes ahead and chases the VC “dream” anyways...
But John is ultimately unsuccessful in raising venture capital – just like the vast majority of entrepreneurs who wander down this path unprepared.
And when, after a few months of effort, he hasn’t gotten his VC funding, John gives up. He comforts himself by saying, “Oh well, at least I tried. That’s better than most people do...”
So, John goes back to his old 9 to 5, and back to his normal life, forever reminiscing about those exciting, more “entrepreneurial” days.
But let’s step back in time for a minute...
What if John had known that he really needed Angel Funding – NOT Venture Capital – because his business wasn’t ready for venture capital?
What if John learned that there were Grants available for his type of business?
What if John could easily quality for a SBA loan?
What if John had gained access to a more creative form of financing (that his competitors didn’t even KNOW existed)?
Or, even better...
What if John was able to pursue MULTIPLE sources of capital at once, to improve his odds of raising capital AND increase his total amount of funding?
What if John was able to avoid all the other “rookie” mistakes and common pitfalls that might have prevented his success, and John was able to leverage a PROVEN Action Plan for raising capital?
In my experience, consulting hundreds of entrepreneurs, access to this type of knowledge makes ALL the difference.
That’s why I created the Capital Raising Bootcamp: To provide you with these tools and resources, so that you can sidestep all the “rookie” mistakes, and go straight to raising capital to grow your business. And, to reap all of the financial and lifestyle benefits that accompany entrepreneurial success.
And that’s exactly what my Capital Raising Bootcamp will do.
In just 4 short days, I’ll provide you with exactly the type of detailed, step-by-step training you need, so that you know what type(s) of capital to pursue, and exactly HOW to go out there and get funded.
The Ultimate Capital-Raising “Short-Cut”:
Here’s How You Can Master (in Just 4 Days)
What It Took Me 10 Years to Learn...
Some people say there are no “short cuts” to success. I know what these people mean... but in my experience, this is only HALF true.
Here’s what I mean by that: It’s true that experience really is the best teacher. You will always learn more from your mistakes than from your successes.
But – when it comes to raising capital and building your business, you should ALWAYS be looking for short-cuts. You should always learn what has worked for other entrepreneurs who came before you, and implement those lessons, rather than “reinventing the wheel” or falling victim to common pitfalls.
Most successful entrepreneurs don’t like to admit this...
But one of the great MYTHS about entrepreneurship is that you have to do everything yourself, without any help from anybody.
Well, you can go it alone, if you want to... And many people try, and some do it successfully.
But, I would say – based on my experience watching thousands of entrepreneurs both fail AND flourish – that if you don’t at least get a mentor of some sort, you’ll probably be held back by your lack of knowledge.
Without intelligent guidance, without a trusted guide who can say “I’ve been there, and done that,” you’ll probably repeat many of the mistakes that entrepreneurs made before you. And, as a result, you probably won’t grow your business, raise capital, or achieve success anywhere as quickly as you’d like to (if at all).
Again, you CAN do it all yourself. But the major disadvantage of teaching yourself all of these lessons through “blood, sweat & tears” is that it takes a long, long time... It takes time that you, frankly, might not have.
Let me give you an idea...
Over the past decade, I have dedicated myself to learning everything I could about raising capital. I’ve personally written hundreds of business plans and have personally raised several millions of dollars of equity and debt financing for various businesses (both my own businesses, as well as client businesses). I’ve spent countless late nights working to raise capital for our clients – often staying at the office until 2am or 3am.
(This was back when I was a younger man, before I had two kids...)
All those long hours and all the hard work paid off, though, and I’m very proud of the results. Since we opened our doors in 1999, Growthink has assisted more than 2,000 businesses with their financing strategies, and Growthink clients have raised more than $1 billion in growth funding.
Now, if I had to tally it up, I would say I’ve (easily) spent THOUSANDS of hours developing my capital-raising skills. And this was a wise investment of time for me – it made sense for me to do that, because I’m in the very business of helping entrepreneurs raise capital.
But, I’m guessing you probably don’t have a couple thousand hours to spare, just to “get up to speed.” You’d probably appreciate some well-aimed short-cuts.
I created the Capital Raising Bootcamp for you, for this purpose – to teach you everything I know about how to raise capital, in as little time as possible.
Let me put it more bluntly: I’ve already done all the hard work for you.
The Capital Raising Bootcamp is the best short-cut I can provide you, because it teaches you every “best practice,” every “mistake,” and every “trick and tactic” that I’ve learned over the past 10 years. And you’ll learn all of this in just 4 days.
Over 4 content-packed days, I will teach you more about raising capital than most entrepreneurs will learn in a lifetime. By the end of next week, not only will you be in a better position to grow your business faster... You’ll be light-years ahead of your competition.
Just Ask Harvard Business School:
Winning Entrepreneurs Partner
With Other Winners
Remember what I said earlier about the importance of having a trusted guide show you the way?
Well, in early 2009, Harvard Business School published a report. The report proved that entrepreneurs with a track record of success were much more likely to succeed than first-time entrepreneurs and those who have previously failed.
So, how do you ensure success when you’re not yet a successful serial entrepreneur?
Well, you partner with a company like Growthink. Growthink is comprised of successful serial entrepreneurs like myself and my co-founder Jay Turo. And, we’ve figured out how to transfer our success to entrepreneurs like you. In fact, we’ve done it over 2,000 times already.
Growthink clients have raised more $1 billion. They have launched countless new products, successfully penetrated numerous markets, and yielded massive wealth for their founders.
In fact, entrepreneurs like you have come to Growthink, developed their business plans, raised money, grown their businesses, and then sold their businesses for hundreds of thousands, millions, and even hundreds of millions of dollars.
While you and I are still working hard on our businesses today, many of these Growthink clients now have nearly unlimited wealth, have opted for early retirement, and are living the lives of their dreams.
When you attend my Capital Raising Bootcamp, you get the power of Growthink behind you and your business. You get our best ideas and advice, based on our 10 years of experience. You get proven success in your corner... the exact prescription that Harvard Business School gave to entrepreneurs who want to succeed.
In addition to our client success stories, you get, in your corner, Growthink’s worldwide reputation as the leader in helping entrepreneurs succeed. Growthink’s news, articles, insights and features can be found in over 100 magazines, journals and newspapers including the following:
Where have you seen Growthink before?
“It's Like Facing a Big Ball Game,
But Knowing You've Got a Fireball
Bullpen Behind You...”
Last month, we hosted a series of “closed door” calls for an exclusive group of entrepreneurs who had purchased our venture capital course, “The Ultimate System for Attracting Venture Capital.”
That course sold-out and is off the market, but I wanted to share with you some of the comments from a couple of attendees – because these “Q&A” calls were the inspiration for the Capital Raising Bootcamp.
Here are a just a couple testimonials from those recent capital-raising expert calls:
I had participated in a capital raise before, but never LED an effort. I did not feel at all confident about taking a leadership role before Growthink’s Ultimate System for Raising Venture Capital. The calls were excellent. Great information, for starters. But also great branding by your team, as your tone and encouragement really convey a genuine desire to help us succeed. It's like facing a big ball game, but knowing you've got a fireball bullpen behind you. Also very informative to hear what was top of mind for others, and to discover questions I hadn't thought to ask. The calls are definitely a key benefit to the program. My confidence increases with every exchange. I am now much more confident about avoiding pitfalls and raising capital for my business.
Owner, Sandgren Consulting LLC
I had raised capital before (in 2007), but not in sufficient amounts to succeed. I knew there was a lot missing from my understanding of the process. During Growthink’s Ultimate System for Raising Venture Capital I learned many excellent strategies, including how to correctly network with VC firms to find seed stage investors. Also, the calls helped me make a powerful 2-page executive summary that seems to resonate strongly with others. I feel quite confident and I am now ready to raise my first new capital round since 2007.
“Who Should I Write This Check Out To?”
Will your life be different next month?
It could be incredibly different if you decide to attend Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp, as you could be ready and poised to skyrocket towards success in your business...
Imagine it’s a month from now, and you’re sitting in a conference room. You’re dressed nicely, and across from you are two investors who know your business inside and out and can help you grow a massive empire.
As you take a sip of your drink, one of the investors looks at the other, and then looks at you. Then he stops, looks you squarely in the eye, and asks, “Who should I write this check out to?”
You’re sitting there excited. But you don’t want to seem too excited, like you weren’t expecting this moment.
So, you coolly take another sip of your drink and place it down slowly. Then you say, excited but almost in disbelief about how quickly it happened for you-
“I’m happy to have you on board. You can make the check out to ...”
And that’s it. Your funded... and you’re off and running. You’ve won the funding you were looking for.
Now... how about thinking a little longer term too?
Getting money to start or grow your business is great, but it’s just one step. But let’s say you’re sitting at that same conference table after you have successfully GROWN your business.
And this time, the person across from you says “Yes... I’d like to buy your company”. Then they proceed to write a multi-million dollar check to you personally and buy your business.
This is the next level of what the right capital raising system can and will do for you. Are you ready? If so, then NOW is the time for you to take the right action.
Here’s What’s Included
In The Capital Raising Bootcamp...
Capital Raising Bootcamp is a comprehensive training program that includes FOUR (4) Days of Live Web-Based Presentations by me, Dave Lavinsky, followed by Live Q&A with me.
Here’s a quick outline of the schedule and curriculum:
- Tuesday, August 4th: Essential Overview of Raising Capital
- Wednesday, August 5th: Required Capital Documentation and Debt, Grants & Alternative Funding
- Thursday, August 6th: Venture Capital, Angel and Friend & Family Funding
- Friday, August 7th: Questions & Answers
All sessions will start at 2PM EST.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, my presentations will run from 2:00PM to 3:30PM and will be followed by Q&A sessions. Friday’s session will be fully devoted to Q&A.
Note that there’s no scheduled end time for the Q&A sessions – they will go as long as it takes to answer all of your “burning” questions!
And again – I want to make sure you understand that Capital Raising Bootcamp is a 100% VIRTUAL event. When you register, you will receive the access information for a private webinar, where you will be able to listen and see me give a live web-based presentation. In other words, you do not need to travel any further than to your computer. You can participate in Capital Raising Bootcamp from the convenience of your home or office. We have done this to provide you with the most convenient learning environment, and also to make the product available to you at the lowest possible price.
(I wanted to make sure nobody was going to fly out to our offices unnecessarily... We probably WILL have some live, in-person events at some point in the future – but, to be clear, Capital Raising Bootcamp is a 100% VIRTUAL event).
OK, now that we have that out of the way, here’s a more detailed breakdown of what’s covered in each session:
Day 1: Tuesday August 4th, 2009 at 2PM EST
On Tuesday, I’ll present the “Essential Overview of Raising Capital.”
In this 92-slide presentation, I will provide you with detailed information and advice regarding:
- The three core types of capital which are available to your business
- The 40 sources of capital that you need to know about
- How to determine which types of capital are right for you
This information will allow you to avoid the “rookie” mistake of pursuing the wrong type of capital. Instead, you’ll know exactly what types of capital are most appropriate for you at this time in your company’s growth, as well as what types of capital you should plan to raise in the future.
The session on Day 1 will also answer the following critical questions:
- The terminology you must know when raising capital; without this, you’ll quickly get lost
- The types of companies VCs love to finance and how to position your company as one of them
- The exact criteria that lenders and investors will use to judge your company
- How to figure out exactly how much money you should raise, and when.
- The differences between raising debt capital and equity capital that you need to understand
- The key types of loans and what you need to know to make sure you get one that’s right for your business
- The ingenious way that a beer company raised tons of financing and built a loyal fan base at the same time
- How Kenneth Cole raised millions of dollars in funding for his company when he was flat-out broke
- The 10 core business segments that grants fund, and how to properly position your company to win them
Day 2: Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 2PM EST
This is where things start to get interesting...
Wednesday is actually a double-header... There are two sessions in one day.
The first session covers “Required Documentation to Raise Capital.”
In this 44-slide presentation, I will provide you with detailed information and advice on the documentation you need to raise capital and answer critical questions including:
- How to create your high concept pitch, and why it’s so amazingly effective in attracting investors
- The keys to a killer elevator pitch and the 3 characteristics it MUST have
- Why a teaser email is critical and a copy of the teaser email I used to generate tons of VC meetings and millions of dollars in funding
- Five (5) keys to a business plan that will knock the reader’s socks off
- The one, overlooked section of your business plan that is critical to raising equity capital (HINT: it’s NOT what you think it is)
- Three (3) critical elements to include in your Executive Summary
- The ten (10) questions that your investor slide presentation must answer, and how to order and format your presentation to maximize effectiveness
At the end of this session, you’ll know everything you need to be able to create a compelling case to an investor, lender, or other source of financing.
Next, during the second session of the day, I’ll teach you “How to Raise Capital from Debt, Grants, and Creative & Alternative Sources.”
In this 41-slide presentation, I’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to raise capital without diluting your company’s ownership structure.
And in the “Creative/Alternative Sources” section of this presentation, I’ll also uncover some real capital-raising “secrets” – creative forms of capital that you and your competitors have likely never heard about. (This segment will likely provide you with a financing “edge” over your competitors – so don’t miss it!)
Specific questions that I will be answering in this session include:
- The best way for startups to overcome a key SBA requirement and quickly get the perfect SBA loan
- The hands-down fastest way to get a bank loan
- The “revolving” card trick that can raise lots of money at very little cost
- How the emergence of “peer-to-peer” lending can fund your business
- How to turn your knowledge of your industry into funding for your business
- The best place to quickly and easily search for grants for your business
- The 5 steps you need to take to find and secure grants for your business
Day 3: Thursday, August 6th, 2009 at 2PM EST
Thursday is another big day. This day is essentially a “brain dump” on equity financing, covering Friends and Family, Angel Funding, and Venture Capital.
Thursday’s 65-slide presentation will teach you everything you MUST know in order to raise equity capital, including answers to these crucial questions:
- HOW and WHERE to find angel investors with money to invest NOW
- How to structure angel and friends and family investments so that you don’t “give away” your business for pennies on the dollar
- Two (2) insider techniques to raise angel and venture capital while protecting your business ideas and intellectual property (IP)
- The exact technique a 22-year old college dropout used to raise venture capital (and the tool we give you that he wish he had)
- How to arrange “chance” encounters with VCs, and how the CEO of Kwiry used this technique to raise venture capital
- How you can use social networking (e.g., FaceBook, LinkedIn) to meet the perfect equity investor for your company
- What to send VCs in your first contact and what to avoid (or risk killing your chances of raising money)
- What information to cover in your presentations and what NOT to say
- How to properly answer the “trick questions” that virtually all VCs will ask you
- The way you need to incorporate in order to get VC funding
- The fifteen (15) most important venture capital negotiating issues and which ones to fight hard on and which ones you can give in to
- How to maximize your valuation and keep a larger percentage of your company’s equity
- How to gain leverage to better negotiate the terms of your financing
- What you MUST do before signing a term sheet, or your financing could disappear forever...
- Why “liquidation preference” is perhaps the most important negotiation term and how to make sure you don’t get taken advantage of
Day 4: Friday, August 7th, 2009 at 2PM EST
Friday will be your chance to get answers to any questions that weren’t covered during the first three days (actually, you can even re-ask the same questions if you still don’t have 100% clarity on anything).
On Friday, I want you to fire away – ask me any capital raising question related to your business. Anything goes.
I will provide expert answers and guidance to all of your questions and will help solidify each of your action plans for raising capital, so you can quickly get started with raising capital and growing your business.
Come prepared with questions, or just listen to others’ questions. Either way, you’re going to get tons of answers and actionable advice to raise capital to start or grow your business.
You’re going to learn a TON in a short amount of time. That’s why we’re calling it a “Bootcamp”!
But don’t worry, nothing will get lost in the shuffle. Upon registration, you’ll receive hand-outs for each of the sessions, so you’ll be able to stay focused and organized as I move through all of the material.
Plus, there’s time reserved for Q&A after the first 3 sessions, and then the fourth day is all Q&A.
But that’s only the tip of the iceberg...
If You Act Today
You’ll Also Get The Following Bonuses...
1) Digital Recordings and Transcripts of Growthink’s “Capital Raising Bootcamp” ($197 Value)
I realize it's the middle of summer, and some of you have planned vacations. So, we've decided to provide recordings/transcripts as an added bonus when you register, in case you miss all or part of one of the sessions.
Based on the amount of material I’m covering, I’d estimate we’ll be providing 200-300 pages of written transcripts and at least 5 hours of recordings, which will be made available both as online video and MP3.
NOTE: We plan to make these recordings available to the “general public” at a later date. But you’ll get these recordings/transcripts at no extra charge if you are among the first 50 to register.
2) Ultimate “Capital Raising Toolkit” ($485 Value)
A natural complement to Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp, these FIVE special reports will give you an unfair advantage in raising as much money as you need to grow your business. In fact, these reports will give you step-by-step directions to raising capital from FORTY sources of business funding.
SPECIAL REPORT #1 – Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Capital for your Business from Grants
Learn how businesses like yours can access your share of the U.S. government’s $787 Billion grant budget. Among other things, you’ll learn how to find grants, apply like a pro, and quickly access money for your business from grants. (58 pages)
SPECIAL REPORT #2 – Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Capital for your Business from Banks & SBA Lenders
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently lending $45 Billion to entrepreneurs like you. Last year alone, it funded 69,434 entrepreneurs and small businesses.
In this special report, we teach you insider tactics for preparing yourself to raise bank and SBA loans, making sure your loans are approved, and negotiating the best possible rates. (56 pages)
SPECIAL REPORT #3 – Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Capital for your Business from Creative & Alternative Finance Sources
In this unique report, you will learn 28 creative and alternative sources of capital that have been used to fund real-world businesses.
Many of these techniques and sources will surprise you, and you’ll be thrilled by how easily they can be applied to your business.
You’ll learn the financing secrets that have put thousands, hundreds of thousands, and even millions of dollars in the pockets of entrepreneurs like you. (55 pages)
SPECIAL REPORT #4 – Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Capital for your Business from Angel Investors
Angel investors fund 15 TIMES more companies than venture capital firms! And regardless of the economy, each year, angels invest billions of dollars in entrepreneurs and small business owners.
In this exclusive report, you will learn the secrets to finding angel investors, pitching them, and getting them to write you checks to fund your business’ growth. (50 pages)
SPECIAL REPORT #5 – Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Venture Capital
Venture capital represents the pinnacle of financing for an entrepreneur or early stage company. With venture capital, you can be assured of millions of dollars in funding, and the connections and know-how you need to eventually take your company public, or sell out for tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars.
This special report presents Growthink’s proven, seven-step plan for raising venture capital on the terms that’s right for your business. (60 pages)
3) FREE Expert Review of Your Capital-Raising Documentation ($799 Value)
OK, this one’s a biggie...
As you’ll learn in my Capital Raising Bootcamp, there are six essential documents you need when raising capital - your 1) high concept pitch, 2) elevator pitch, 3) teaser email, 4) business plan, 5) executive summary and 6) investor slide presentation.
Importantly, there is a dramatic difference in how lenders and investors react to poor vs. good vs. great documents.
If you’re among the first 50 to register for Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp, my team will provide an expert review of all of these capital-raising documents and provide customized feedback to improve them.
It is critical that you get this feedback BEFORE meeting with investors and lenders, so this bonus will prove invaluable to you (assuming you are among the first 50 to register).
My No Questions Asked
100% Money-Back Guarantee
Once again, I am giving you my proven system for raising capital that’s taken me TEN YEARS to perfect. It’s also the insider knowledge and action plans which have been successfully battle-tested on numerous businesses who have raised tens of thousands, hundreds of thousand, and even millions of dollars of capital.
But if getting this proven training isn’t incentive enough for you to take action right now... then I’ll do you one better.
I’m going to make this as simple and as easy as it could be for you to get started.
If you’re not 100% thrilled with the ease in which your capital raising process comes together, and the results you get... then at any time within the next year (365 days) just email us and we’ll refund 100% of your money. No questions asked.
In this way, you’re actually not risking any money at all. Why? Because you only pay if you get massive value and results for your small investment.
And because I’m offering you a full 100% Money-Back Guarantee for the next 365 days from when you complete the Capital Raising Bootcamp, if you register today, and 364 days from now you decide that it wasn’t right for your business, I’ll refund your money immediately.
All you need to do is send me an email saying “Hey Dave, send me a refund”, and I’ll promptly refund 100% of your money -- no hard feelings whatsoever.
I really want every entrepreneur who attends Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp to be successful. If you aren’t as successful as you want to be with our insider training and strategies - then you won’t pay a thing.
Isn’t that the way it should be? You only pay for what actually works?
How Much Is This Worth To You?
I realize it might be difficult for you to put a number on this, and to place a monetary value on the type of training, knowledge, strategies and resources I’m providing in my Capital Raising Bootcamp – that is, until you begin to consider the alternatives.
What if you had to learn ALL of this material all by yourself on your own time, either through study or by trial-and-error?
Well, let’s see...
If you wanted to fully replicate my knowledge, then you’d have to work and study hard for 10 full years! But I know you don’t have 10 years to devote to your capital-raising education.
So, instead, let’s just suppose you spent the whole month of August 2009 studying how to raise capital.
Then the question is, “How much is your time worth?”
For the sake of argument, let’s say your time is worth $20/hr. It may very well be worth MUCH MORE than that, but it’s a starting point.
If you studied capital-raising for a whole month (40 hours/week for 4 weeks), you would have invested 160 hours. At $20/hr, the value of your time invested would be $3,200.
(If you value your time at more than $20/hr, simply factor that into the calculation).
But, it’s actually more complicated than that... because, chances are, even after spending a whole month immersing yourself in learning all you could about raising capital, you’d still have a LOT left to learn.
The whole reason I developed the Capital Raising Bootcamp was to teach you my 10 years of knowledge in only 4 days’ time. So, I’d be willing to bet that you’ll learn several times more valuable, actionable, and proven information in just 4 days during The Capital Raising Bootcamp, than you would on during a whole month studying on your own.
However, by attending Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp, you save more than time. You also avoid the effort of researching everything yourself, searching for the “good advice” and weeding out all the unproven strategies. Growthink has a 10-year track record, with 2,000 clients who have raised $1 Billion in funding, so you can be reassured that the strategies and tactics that I’ll teach to you are proven and actionable.
But that’s not all...
Most importantly, when you’re done with the Capital Raising Bootcamp, you’ll start leveraging our proven capital-raising strategies. After just 4 short days, you will start raising capital and growing the business of your dreams.
So, how much would you value this savings of time and effort, and the increased ability to raise capital?
Well, I know that I could EASILY charge $4,000 for the system and lots of entrepreneurs would jump on it. The knowledge and action plans that you’ll gain are that valuable. But I’m not charging $4,000.
I’m not even charging $2,000. Or $1,000.
For a very limited time, you can attend Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp for the incredibly low price of just...
And that includes the $1,231 worth of bonuses that you get absolutely free.
Yes, I’m leaving a lot of money on the table by giving you the system at such as low price.
I want EVERY ENTREPRENEUR to be able to easily afford the system.
The success of the our economy has always been the direct result of entrepreneurs like you starting and growing their companies. You provide jobs, important products and services, a tax base, and more.
So, by helping you succeed, I’m helping our economy succeed. And that’s a cause I will always support!
At this low price, there are no excuses for not building your empire today!
4 More Free Bonuses For Acting Right Now
I want to make saying "Yes" even easier by including FOUR MORE powerful bonuses that, purchased separately would cost you $410, and which make this the total package for you to raise capital and grow a successful business.
Bonus #1 – Sample Investor Slide Presentation ($99 Value)
This slide presentation succeeds in boiling down your full business plan into only 12 slides that convey the key points that investors need to hear in order to gain interest in funding your company.
Simply download this Microsoft PowerPoint® template and customize it for your business.
Bonus #2 – 30 Day FREE Trial to GOLD Membership on GrowthinkUniversity.com ($97 Value)
For a few select entrepreneurs who are really serious about raising money and growing their businesses, I’ve arranged for a 30-day free trial to my private, members-only business growth & funding club at GrowthinkUniversity.com.
Members of my club get unlimited access to critical information that will allow them to quickly raise money and expertly grow their business, including:
- 100+ documents, “How-To’s” and articles revealing ALL my proven personal money raising methods
- 24 hour access to "Ask the Expert" to receive advice from me and my Growthink colleagues whenever you need it
- Access to Growthink Research’s Venture Capital Database
- Audio interviews with venture capitalists, angel investors, bank lenders, ultra-successful CEOs and more
- Video clips featuring the inside practices of wealth-building experts
- And much more...
Hundreds of entrepreneurs currently pay $97/month for access to “Gold” membership to GrowthinkUniversity.com.
However, I’m waiving the normal $97/month charge for your first month of access to GrowthinkUniversity.com, so you’ll have access to all of these resources for free, for a limited time, because I’m so confident that you’ll find the resources to be extremely helpful in raising capital and growing your business.
If you’re like most of our customers, and you decide to continue to receive access to all of the capital-raising resources after the 30-day FREE trial period, simply do nothing and you will be charged $97/month. You can cancel easily and immediately at any time by contacting Growthink via phone or email.
This bonus won’t last, so if you’re serious about growing your business, get your FREE month of access today.
Bonus #3 – Ultimate Business Plan Template ($97 Value)
This template guides you through creating a business plan that compels VCs to take notice. The template includes each of the key sections of your business plan and guides you through customizing them for your business. The template also includes a plug & play financial model developed in Microsoft Excel®.
Bonus #4 – 12 Expert Interviews (MP3s & Transcripts) ($117 Value)
Listen to these 12 expert interviews (or read the transcripts) to learn specific techniques that entrepreneurs have successfully used to raise venture capital and the issues that angel investors and venture capitalists ponder on a daily basis.
These interviews include experts on the following topics:
- Venture Capital
- Greg Martin, Partner, Redpoint Ventures
- John Babcock, Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners
- Angel Funding
- John Morris, Tech Coast Angels
- Scott Shane, Northcoast Angel Network, and author of “Fool's Gold: The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America”
- Getting Funded
- Ryan Allis, CEO, iContact
- Eytan Elbaz, Founder, Oingo/AdSense
- Management Team and Advisory Board
- Jim Jonassen, CEO, VentureSearch LLC
- Ken Yancey, CEO, SCORE
- Venture Lawyers & Advisors
- Mike Kendall, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
- Brette Simon, Partner, Jones Day
- Alternative Financing and Creativity
- Renaud Laplanche, LendingClub.com
- Michael Michalko, author of “Thinkertoys”
Use the link below to register for Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp and get these amazing Free Bonuses right now.
P.S. Just to remind you, you can register for Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp right now with my 100% Money Back Guarantee for the next 365 days.
You’ll attend Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp and get all the results that come from it.
Then, if at any time in the next FULL YEAR you decide it wasn’t for you... you can simply email me and get a 100% refund of your money.
Plus you can still KEEP the Bonuses (a $1,641 value), just for giving Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp a try.
Frequently Asked Questions About The "Capital Raising Bootcamp"
Q: Why is it called a "Bootcamp?"
A: We named our upcoming course a Bootcamp because we’re going to cover a TON of material in a short amount of time. If you choose to register and attend this FOUR (4) day virtual event, you’ll learn more about raising capital in a few days than most entrepreneurs learn in a whole lifetime.
Q: When and where does the Capital Raising Bootcamp take place?
A: The Capital Raising Bootcamp is a virtual event -- I will be presenting the materials via webinar, and there will be ample time for Q&A after each session. The Capital Raising Bootcamp will run for FOUR (4) consecutive days -- Tuesday August 4th, Wednesday August 5th, and Thursday August 6th, and Friday August 7th -- from 2PM to 3:30PM (EST). Friday will be 100% devoted to Q&A.
Q: How many people will be attending the Capital Raising Bootcamp?
A: In order to make the experience as valuable as possible for each participant, and in particular, to allow for as much quality Q&A time as possible for each participant, we are limiting the Bootcamp to 50 registrants.
Q: I’m new at this. I’ve never raised capital before. Can someone like me, with little experience, follow your information? Is this easy to understand, or is it too advanced for me?
A: Don’t worry - yes, you, and anyone else can follow the information presented in the Capital Raising Bootcamp. We went to great lengths to make sure that all of our content is clear, simple and straightforward. Yet, the information is still extremely helpful to those who have experience raising capital...specifically, there are tons of new tips and tricks that even the experienced capital-raising entrepreneur can use to raise more capital and succeed.
Q. I have an established business that is doing very well. Is Growthink’s Capital Raising Bootcamp just for startups, or is it for established businesses too?
A. The Capital Raising Bootcamp was designed for BOTH startups and established businesses. The process of raising capital is the same for both.
Q: What if I can't attend during the specified dates?
A: If you're interested in the event but cannot attend during these times, simply register and you’ll receive recordings and transcripts as a free bonus.