Raising Capital in a Direct Public Offering

26 Jun, 2002
Big corporations can raise capital through IPOs, but what options do smaller businesses have? This Quick-Read explains the ins and outs of direct public offerings.

Seeking Investors — What Venture Capitalists Want

11 Jun, 2002
More and more VCs are investing in emerging-growth businesses. Find out how to get some of that cash.

Your Most Effective Capital-Raising Approach

30 May, 2002
Like just about any business operation, there is a process or general procedure associated with seeking private investment in your firm. This article helps the seeker of funds establish a reasonable ...

Factoring: Funding Secret of the Giants

30 May, 2002
Factoring is the sale of accounts receivables to financing sources. This means that your longer-term receivables can be made available to you in a much shorter time period. This article explains ...

Getting Control of Your Cash

30 May, 2002
Most brokerage firms offer central asset accounts (also called asset management accounts) — combining checking, investing, and borrowing in a single account. The advantages of such accounts are described in relation ...

So You Want to Go Public?

30 May, 2002
This seven-step outline of the process of Initial Public Offerings is based on the book Going Public, by Frederick D. Lipman. It is accompanied by commentary from three CEOs who have ...

Squeeze the Most from Every Dollar

28 May, 2002
To spend wisely, think creatively, tap free or low-cost alternatives and tighten your fiscal discipline. It's a skill that CEOs ignore at their own peril.

How to Value Your Company

14 Jan, 2002
Find out why you should perform a valuation for your company. Then examine several valuation methods you should consider.

How to Analyze Cash Flow to Find Your Ideal Growth Rate

14 Jan, 2002
Growth, while desirable, is full of risk. Planning for growth will allow your company to accelerate its level of activity and meet expenses. To avoid being a victim of success, you ...

How to Analyze Profitability

1 Jan, 2000
Although the pride of ownership and career satisfaction are healthy goals, the most likely reason you started your business was to generate profits. This guide introduces you to several methods for ...