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Questions to Answer Before
Starting Your Venture
8 Key Entrepreneurial Questions
analysis is very important. Use a computer model (mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
to request a customized model for your business) in one of these areas:
Research and Development, Manufacturing, Wholesale, Distribution, Retail,
Services, Software, Real Estate, Consulting. Each area is an entirely
different model. Note: Trying to go from R&D to Retail with one business is
another formula for disaster.
Make three models of
assumptions for Good, Likely, and Worst Case Scenarios and solve for
Develop a decision matrix that compares
profit, cash requirements,
financial ratios, and break-even calculations to find the highest ROI
with lowest capitalization.
How much money is needed to reach startup, the first year
of operation, how much and when do you need it?
Do you have it? Where will it come from?
Will it be
Debt or Equity?
And, how much equity is required to obtain the financing?
Compare the answers to all three of these models and
evaluate the results.
Venture Financing Process