Author Archives: Robert W Price

What is bootstrapping?

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Every entrepreneur planning a new venture faces the same dilemma. What are the critical capital resources? How much cash (financial capital) is needed? When is it needed? How will the funds be used? How soon will the venture reach profitability? For an entrepreneur, when times are good, cash flow is the oil that keeps a venture running smoothly. But cash

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The PrivCo 25 – Europe’s Largest Private Companies (2014)

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PrivCo screened its proprietary Private Company Financial Database with information on 675,000+ private companies to rank the PrivCo 25 Europe: Europe’s top 25 privately-held companies based on 2013 revenue. PrivCo lays out detailed information of the top 5 firms, as well as information on the rest of the PrivCo 25 Europe companies. PrivCo presents its key findings: Natural Resources, Materials,

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Harvard Exhibit – Georges Doriot Pioneer of Modern Venture Capital

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Georges Doriot, the Harvard Business School educator who played a pioneering role in the emergence of the postwar entrepreneurial economy, is the subject of a new exhibit and website at Harvard Business School. The charismatic professor taught business and leadership in his celebrated Manufacturing course to nearly 7,000 students. He realized his dream of establishing the first Master of Business

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How do you define your business space?

Understanding the environment of the industry is most important when planting the seeds of a new business venture. The environment is defined as all elements outside the boundary of an organization including the industry, government, customers, suppliers, the financial community, and other business ventures. Discussions of Industry Dynamics and Risk Analysis In the late 1970s, Harvard Business School’s Michael Porter introduced

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What are the supporting documents for investors?

Before any credible private equity investor will write a check to an entrepreneur they will conduct a complete background checks and detailed examination of the Company’s legal status and other important documents. We have provided discussions here for entrepreneurs to know about these supporting documents, and what entrepreneurs need to know before they talk to any potential investors. Our discussions here come from in-depth interviews and

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Non-Profit Online Incubator for Global Entrepreneurs – Applications Due (12-31-14)

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We are a non-profit that educates and supports global entrepreneurs. We have the world’s first online global entrepreneurship program. We facilitate introductions to investors, professional service providers, and other entrepreneurs. Using our exclusive Roadmap to Entrepreneurial Success we have helped entrepreneurs raise over $100 million. Are you a global entrepreneur? A global entrepreneur systematically seeks out and conducts new and

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Cato Paper – Using Technology to Solve Conflicts with Land Registration and Property Rights in the Developing World

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In all nation states, governments claim the right to control and regulate land use and to allocate land rights within their sovereign territory. However, in most poor countries, the actual practices on the ground differ substantially from the government’s records and rules. A new Cato paper by Peter F. Schaefer and Clayton Schaefer suggests that informal communities and support organizations

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Kauffman Study – Occupational Licensing For Entrepreneurs Can Can Stall Economic Growth

High rates of new business creation are the sign of a dynamic economy in which barriers to entrepreneurship are low. Business regulations, licensing fees, and regular renewal fees are barriers for start-ups. According to a new study prepared by the Kauffman Foundation, increasing licensing regulations in certain professions have the effect of building barriers to innovations and opening new businesses.

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