Our System May be What you have been Looking for!!
Every small business
needs capital to grow. Raising money is time consuming and involves
special skills and knowledge. A funding strategy is a plan to obtain needed funding. Depending on your stage of business and
the potential of your small business, funding may include small business loans, private equity or institutional funding.
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Want to Register for an initial consultation with a Capital Consultant? Click Here
Want to apply to present at an upcoming event as part of a Private Equity Campaign? Click Here
our goal is to build an effective Private Equity Campaign strategy for you. A business plan alone will not attract capital because
it does not create an investment opportunity for potential investors, nor
does it compel a bank to lend you money. Before you pursue
growth capital, you should have a business plan that charts your path to profitability
so you know how much capital you will need for each stage of your business. We have different types of events
we host regularly to connect qualified companies to capital. (To learn about our planned events click here, to learn about our past events and progress, click here) We will also arrange individual and group meetings with investors and lenders for our clients who are under a Private Equity Campaign. It is important to understand that
capital is not attracted through one
event or one meeting or one
email....if you do attract capital, it will happen after talking to many, many potential investors and spending time with
many interested investors, and you find those through very specific intent to identify and engage those investors. That
happens over at least a 3 month period of time. At the end of 3 months, you should have had serious discussions
with some investors and may even have closed on some investment capital. You will know you are on the right track
and need to continue on with a few tweaks. If you haven't gotten "traction" with the investor community,
then you will need to retrench and regroup and figure out what is missing in your business model or structure or offering.
To learn about the funding sources in our Funding Network, Click here
Our system begins with the end in mind. Entrepreneurs
must understand the process of raising money. For the business development phase, First Launch,
prepares your business to pursue funding. For the pre-money phase, Launch
Pad ensures you understand the expectations of potential investors, develops your strategic plan and coaches
you on investor presentations. Companies that try and fail to raise money often undervalue the importance of pre-money
preparation. The fundraising period consists of presenting your investment opportunity to qualified individual
or corporate investors, and following through to obtain the funds you seek.
The Launch Funding Network
includes many different types of banks, alternative lenders, private investors, angel groups, institutional investors, and
access to public markets. LAUNCHfn does not stop there, though. To be truly successful, entrepreneurs must be able to
execute the plans they have put in place. We all know of companies that received money, but still failed.
Why? They didn't have a plan, a blue print to scale and execute. The most dangerous period for a company
is the first 90 days after funding....it is critical to make sure the company gets on the right track fast and doesn't
get bogged down in operational details that are not critical to the sales and revenues target they have set and can better
handled by an outsourced resource. Successful entrepreneurs have a coach and a team to help keep them
on track. Through our Post Launch service team, we become part of your team, from the beginning to the end
when you return value to your investors.
can do a lot of work themselves under the supervision of LAUNCHfn staff. Other clients are lightly staffed
and hire LAUNCHfn as a full service firm. Descriptions of the most popular small business services offered in each of these
areas of the LAUNCHfn system can be found in the services section. While our system to plan, fund and accelerate your business is superior to others in the marketplace,
it is not for everyone.
If you can say “YES” to these 3 questions, then LAUNCHfn is the right partner for you as you
take your business to the next level.
1. Is your company an emerging growth company,
with the ability to expand regionally, nationally or globally?
Are you coach able, with the desire and ability to follow instructions,
advice and guidance to increase your success?
3. Are you ready now to make the commitment of time
and money required to develop needed relationships with investors?