A discussion about money & entrepreneurship

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The outline I used at the Niche Magazine Conference in Nashville to facilitate a discussion with a group of niche publishers about the questions they should ask when they think about money.

The outline I used at the Niche Magazine Conference in Nashville to facilitate a discussion with a group of niche publishers about the questions they should ask when they think about money.

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  • 1. Grow Smart, Grow Strong Dan McCarthy DeSilva+Phillips
  • 2. The Format
    • Discussion
      • Three topics
      • Your questions
      • 15 minutes each
    • Topics
      • How do I decide what is important?
      • What do I do when I need money?
      • What should I know when I want to sell?
  • 3. Base Premise: Your business should feed your passion, make you excited and help you achieve your financial goals.
  • 4. My Perspective
    • Current:
      • M&A Advisory -- DeSilva+Phillips
      • Strategy & Organizational Consulting -- Gallarus Ventures
    • Prior experience:
      • CEO, Network Communciations, Inc.
      • CEO, Themestream
      • CEO, PRIMEDIA Enthusiast Magazines
      • CEO, Cowles Business Media
      • EVP/Editor-in-Chief, Communications Trends, Inc.
  • 5. How do I decide what is important?
    • What kind of strategy should I have?
    • What will help me be successful?
    • How do I think about profits?
    • What should I invest money in?
    • Are there things I absolutely MUST do?
  • 6. What do I do when I need money?
    • What are the reasons I might need additional money?
    • Do I want to bring in an equity investor?
    • What kind of debt can I raise?
    • How much money should I raise?
    • How do I decide if it’s a good risk?
  • 7. What should I know when I want to sell?
    • How do I know when to sell?
    • What are buyers looking for?
    • Who is going to buy my business?
    • What do I need to do to get the highest price?
    • What if I don’t sell?
  • 8. Thank you.
    • Dan McCarthy
    • [email_address]
    • P: 212-686-9700 x568