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Growthink University Fast Start Guide & Checklist
This checklist highlights key articles included Growthink University tha...
Bank Loans Go Straight Into Your Bank Account

       An Overview of SBA Loans

       SBA Loan Sizes, Terms & Core Uses

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Armor-Piercing Investor Contact Strategies

       How to Create a Killer List of Venture Capital Firms In Less than a Wee...
Developing Your Business Plan
A solid business plan is absolutely essentially to both financing success and success in
lau...
The following are nine videos that further detail the development of key sections of your
business plan.

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  1. 1. Growthink University Fast Start Guide & Checklist This checklist highlights key articles included Growthink University that you should read in order to understand all the types of capital that are available to your business and how to raise them. We suggest printing out the checklist and marking off each article once you have read it. Capital Raising Basics This section will teach you everything you need to know BEFORE you set out to raise capital for your business. It covers all the key information that will help you understand all the types of capital that are available to your business and which types are most appropriate for you. Why Capital is SOOOOO Important to Your Business Debt Capital? Equity Capital? What's the Difference? Which Should I Choose? Debt Capital or Equity Capital? Forget Debt & Equity - Other Ways to Fund Your Company The Key Difference Between Equity & Debt Capital ALERT: Don't Even Consider Equity Capital Without These 5 Things What Type of Capital is Right for My Venture? Free High Profile Investor & Lender Publicity The THREE Ways in Which First-Time Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Capital Raising Challenges Raising Debt Capital This section will give you the knowledge and tools to effectively raise debt capital. A Primer on Debt Capital Effectively Using Credit Cards to Fund Your Business The Revolving Credit Cards Secrets of Successful Serial Entrepreneurs Charge Cards Can Provide Short Term Financing For Your Business Home Equity Loans Offer Low-Cost Capital Secured and Unsecured Lines Of Credit Offer Financing WHEN You Need It Growthink University Fast Start Guide & Checklist Page 1
  2. 2. Bank Loans Go Straight Into Your Bank Account An Overview of SBA Loans SBA Loan Sizes, Terms & Core Uses Approved Uses & Rates of SBA Loans SBA Loans vs. Traditional Bank Loans - Which are Better? The Three Core Types of SBA Lenders and How to Quickly Find Them WARNING: Ignoring This Advice Could Deny You Your SBA Loan Key Criteria on Which You Will Be Judged When Raising Debt Capital Summary: Pluses & Minuses of Each Type of Debt Capital 7 Ways To Be More Attractive To Bank Lenders You Must Do These 3 Things BEFORE Approaching Your Bank 2 Essential Tips for Getting Bank Loans Raising Equity Capital This section will give you the knowledge and tools to effectively raise equity capital. The Six Key Sources of Equity Capital Pros & Cons: Equity Capital Friends and Family: The Most Frequent Starting Point Don't Make this Mistake When Raising Capital from Friends & Family!!! Angel Investors and the Benefits of Accreditation The 4 Key Motivations of Angel Investors The 160 Angel Investor Networks You Need to Know About Why Strategic/Corporate Investors are Often the Best Investors HOT TIP: Figuring out Exactly How Much Capital You Should Raise Reality Check: How Long Does it Take to Raising Equity Capital? A Primer On Venture Capital Firms and How they Make Their Money What Types of Companies do Venture Capital Firm Finance? The SIX Factors to Consider when Seeking a Venture Capital Firm The 5 Key Stages of Venture Capital Before You Walk into a VC Meeting, You BETTER Know This Growthink University Fast Start Guide & Checklist Page 2
  3. 3. Armor-Piercing Investor Contact Strategies How to Create a Killer List of Venture Capital Firms In Less than a Week How to Identify the Right Partner at a Venture Capital Firm The Email that Got Me 50 VC Meetings Insider Secrets: How to Network Your Way to Capital The TEN Questions you MUST Answer in your Investor Powerpoint Presentation Why You Need to Know what a "Lead Investor" Is Don't Get BURNED: Understand Pre-Money vs. Post-Money Valuation The Use of Common Stock in Venture Capital Transactions 10-Point Checklist for Preparing for Due Diligence The Term Sheet's Role in Raising Venture Capital 8 Key Venture Capital Negotiating Issues How Private Equity Firms Fit Into the Financing Equation Alternative Financing There are several types of non-debt, non-equity funding options that successful companies rely on. In fact, these often overlooked financing alternatives may be best for your company. This section reviews these options. Grants, Awards & Competitions - Capital with No (or Few) Strings Determining if Factoring is a Viable Capital Source For Your Business Convertible Notes: Solving Key Issues For Early-Stage Capital The Two Types of Customer Financing that Could Jumpstart Your Company Why Suppliers/Vendors Might Give You Money (and a WHOLE lot more)? HOT TIP: How to Use Shell Corporations to Fund Your Business Growthink University Fast Start Guide & Checklist Page 3
  4. 4. Developing Your Business Plan A solid business plan is absolutely essentially to both financing success and success in launching and growing your company. This section details how to create a winning business plan. The 10 Ingredients to a Killer Business Plan The 5 Things Your Financial Plan MUST Address (But Most Don't!) Are You Guilty of Hiding Key Information from Investors? Exactly How Long Should Your Business Plan Be? Two Types of Business Plan Executive Summaries How to Size an Emerging Market in Your Business Plan The Critical Elements that Must be Included in the Customer Section of Your Business Plan In Business Planning, Competition is Good The Marketing Plan and the Four P's Effectively Completing the Operations Plan Section of Your Business Plan The Management Team Section of the Business Plan -- Don't Just Include Resumes Developing Realistic Financial Assumptions in Your Business Plan 3 Keys to a Top-Notch Company Analysis Section What to Include in Your Business Plan's Appendix Ten "Deadly" Business Plan Mistakes Adding these seven MAGIC words to your business plan will improve it 100-fold Realism vs. Optimism in the Business Plan Will Graphics Effect the Success Of Your Business Plan? Documenting Partnerships in Your Business Plan Documenting the Exit Strategy in Your Business Plan Incorporating Investor Feedback into Your Business Plan Updating Your Business Plan Massive IP (Intellectual Property) Dilemma SOLVED Growthink University Fast Start Guide & Checklist Page 4
  5. 5. The following are nine videos that further detail the development of key sections of your business plan. VIDEO: How to Write an Executive Summary VIDEO: Developing Your Company Analysis: Who Are You? VIDEO: How to Write Your Industry Analysis Section VIDEO: Analyzing Customers in Your Business Plan VIDEO: What's Your Competitive Advantage? VIDEO: The Marketing Plan VIDEO: The Operations Plan VIDEO: Management Team - Why You? VIDEO: Financial Plan - How Will You Generate ROI? Growthink University Fast Start Guide & Checklist Page 5

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