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Business Funding For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-11159-7
Paperback
432 pages
April 2016
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started on Funding Your Business 7

Chapter 1: Preparing for Funding at Any Stage of Growth 9

Chapter 2: Recognising the Stages of Business Funding 25

Chapter 3: Preparing the Groundwork for Raising Funds 49

Chapter 4: Becoming Investment Ready 105

Chapter 5: Loving the Paperwork: Preparing Your Business Plan 107

Chapter 6: Creating a Winning Pitch 125

Chapter 7: Making a Successful Pitch 143

Chapter 8: Getting Help 161

Part III: Exploring Your Funding Options 175

Chapter 9: Finding Free Money 177

Chapter 10: Securing Early-Stage Funding 193

Chapter 11: Securing Accelerator Finance 211

Chapter 12: Considering Debt and Other Bank Funding 225

Chapter 13: Understanding Equity Funding 249

Chapter 14: Considering Alternative Finance 273

Part IV: Going for Growth 299

Chapter 15: Measuring Performance 301

Chapter 16: Getting a Mentor 325

Chapter 17: Exploring Strategies for Growth 339

Part V: The Part of Tens 363

Chapter 18: Ten (Plus One) Pitfalls to Avoid 365

Chapter 19: Ten Things Funders Don’t Tell You 375

Chapter 20: Ten (Plus One) Terms You Need to Know before Raising Start-Up Capital 383

Index 391

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