Grow Smart, Grow Strong Dan McCarthy DeSilva+Phillips
The Format <ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your questions </li></ul></ul>...
Base Premise: Your business should feed your passion, make you excited and help you achieve your financial goals.
My Perspective <ul><li>Current: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M&A Advisory -- DeSilva+Phillips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy...
How do I decide what is important? <ul><li>What kind of strategy should I have? </li></ul><ul><li>What will help me be suc...
What do I do when I need money? <ul><li>What are the reasons I might need additional money? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I want to...
What should I know when  I want to sell? <ul><li>How do I know when to sell? </li></ul><ul><li>What are buyers looking for...
Thank you. <ul><li>Dan McCarthy </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>P:  212-686-9700 x568 </li></ul>
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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.

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A discussion about money & entrepreneurship

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

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