From: Dave Lavinsky
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Are you looking for money for your business? Are you unsure of the exact sources you’d like to get this funding from?
Or, are you looking at the same old sources of capital that everyone else does? Venture capital, angel capital, business loans, credit cards.
Don’t get me wrong. These sources of capital work and may be great for your business. But, particularly if you are new to raising capital, these forms of capital can be hard and really time consuming to access.
But there is a solution. In fact, there may be 28 solutions. That’s because Growthink's “Definitive Guide to Creative & Alternative Financing Sources” will introduce you to 28 proven creative and alternative ways to get funding to start or grow your business.
Get Off that Crowded Highway
…And Get On a Moped Instead!
The mistake that most new and early stage companies make is that they go after highly competitive sources of funding. Yes, getting venture capital or bank loans IS possible. But it’s like driving on an extremely crowded highway. That is, you are competing against all the other cars (businesses).
At any given moment, there are SO many companies competing for funding sources like venture capital and bank loans, that you have to spend countless hours fighting through all the clutter in order to be heard, let alone receive a financing check.
Another thing to keep in mind is this…if your company is new or early stage, it may not be ready for certain sources of funding, as some sources are reserved for companies who have already reached certain milestones. Rather than being a well-oiled racecar, at this point, your company may only be a moped. With financing, however, your company will soon become a racecar.
So, what’s a moped to do? The answer is to avoid the crowded highway. Take the side streets instead. That is, if you know the side streets like the back of your hand.
And that’s where Growthink's “Definitive Guide to Creative & Alternative Financing Sources” comes into play. The Guide is like your off-highway roadmap. It presents 28 alternative routes for raising capital. It allows you to get off the crowded highway and to stop competing with so many other entrepreneurs seeking the same old financing sources. And it allows you to quickly start raising capital from the sources that most entrepreneurs don’t even know about.
You Don’t Have to Be A Financial Genius
to Raise Money for Your Business
If you’re presenting your business to a venture capitalist, they are going to ask you lots and lots of sophisticated financial questions. They will want to know your gross margins, your customer acquisition costs and your lifetime customer value among other things.
Likewise, even banks will make sure you are financially savvy. They will ask about your break-even sales volumes, your debt to equity ratios, and your balance sheet.
But creative entrepreneurs like Peter Cooper didn’t have to worry about all these questions that had little to do with his vision. Why? Because Peter had the creativity to ask his customers to finance his business. He didn’t want investors asking him all sorts of questions and wasting his time. So, in 2004, Peter added a PayPal button to his website and asked users of his website to donate money.
His visitors subsequently donated enough money to allow him to start really growing his company. After the company started growing, Peter decided to accept an investment from an angel investor. The company grew and grew, and in August 2007, it was acquired by Informer Technologies, Inc.
But what if you don’t have a website like Peter? Or donations aren’t right for your business? No worries. That’s why the Guide includes twenty-seven OTHER creative and alternative financing sources for your business.
Only you will know which sources are right for your business. Our job, with Growthink's “Definitive Guide to Creative & Alternative Financing Sources,” is to teach you about all the options that you can choose from.
If You Don’t Use These Techniques Now,
You’ll Hate Yourself Later
According to the Kauffman Foundation, nearly 6 million businesses are launched every year in the United States alone. That’s in addition to the 24 million existing businesses.
What that means to you is this - chances are you already have competitors, or entrepreneurs are conceiving a similar business to yours right now.
And, if these competitors raise lots of money before you do, it’s going to be really hard for you to compete with them.
So you need to raise capital now! And you need to know the secrets to raising capital quickly and successfully. And those secrets are only in Growthink's “Definitive Guide to Creative & Alternative Financing Sources.”
Winning Entrepreneurs Partner
With Other Winners
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 over $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, 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 are guided by Growthink’s “Definitive Guide to Creative & Alternative Financing Sources,” you get the power of Growthink behind you and your business. You get our best products, ideas and advice. 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 raise money and succeed. Growthink’s news, articles, insights and features can be found in over 100 magazines, journals and newspapers including the following:
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Secrets to Raising Capital for Your Business!
Growthink's “Definitive Guide to Creative & Alternative Financing Sources” starts with a detailed overview of the “traditional” sources of capital you can use to fund your business.
Then, it transitions to the crucial information about the numerous un-tapped funding sources that are available to most entrepreneurs…if they only knew about them.
Here is just some of the insider information and techniques you will find in the report:
- 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
- Where Imaging Biometrics went when it couldn’t raise other sources of money
- The unique way Stylus Innovation raised capital en route to being sold for $13 Million
- Two ways to make your company “liquid” and allow anyone to quickly invest as little or as much as they want into it
- How the emergence of “peer-to-peer” lending can fund your business
- The way to get money from your “sweat equity”
- How to turn your knowledge of your industry into funding for your business
- The method through which Learning Productions raised over a million dollars in financing with just a vague idea
- How to finance your business via someone else’s misery (their bankruptcy)
- The source of capital which is probably right in your neighborhood
- The financing source that 18% of small business owners are currently leveraging
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