The Startup Guide to Funding: How to Make the Money Chase You!

The Startup Guide to Funding: How to Make the Money Chase You!

Startups looking for money are going about it all wrong. They are chasing the money, instead of making the money chase them. This article is about how to effectively secure funding. Why should you listen to me? I have spent almost three decades in the capital markets. I spent the early days of my career on Wall Street, as an Investment Banker. Now I spend my time solving complex financing problems for organizations of all stages. In all this time, I have seen what goes well and what goes wrong. While on Wall Street, more often than not, I was the person that put a company in play. What does that mean? It means I would seek them out to take them public. How did I find them? I actively researched, participated in industry related functions and had a great relationship with Civic Leaders. If you are doing something well, people will talk. Once a company came on my radar I quickly rated them based on their power: Hustle & Grit: As I learned about their story and all of the obstacles they overcame and struggles they endured, this made me want them more. That never die, can’t lose attitude cannot be taught. Management Team: How strong are they? Can they handle that type of next level success? Financials: How clean do they keep their books. This is an indication of how disciplined and well they will manage my money. How do you leverage your power? Learn the rules, then play to win! The rules of the game now are Fear & Greed. Intensify an investors fear of losing...
How a Local Company Increased Their Revenue By 250+ Percent In 18 Months

How a Local Company Increased Their Revenue By 250+ Percent In 18 Months

An Interview with André F. Wilson from Altima Business Solutions by Rex Parry, The B2B Radio Show, KFNX 1100 http://www.altimabusinesssolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/b2b-andre-seg-raw.mp3   This interview was aired this past summer on Rex Parry, The B2B Radio Show, KFNX 1100.   Transcript: Parry: Welcome back to the show everybody. It’s called the business to business network show. If you just happen to turn on your radio we are talking business, politics, economics, and we cover all kinds of different subjects. Our next guess is André. Give us your last name and introduce yourself please: Wilson: André Wilson, the “money man”. Parry: And give us an idea of the organization, your company, describe what you guys do. Wilson: Altima Business Solutions, we are a full-service management consulting firm. We take companies from what’s now to what’s next. We provide Strategy. We provide Financial Management services, CFO and controller, Capital, access to capital, that’s what myself and my team does. Sales, we design, implement and execute marketing strategies, and execution without accountability is for not so we put together advisory boards to hold management accountable. Parry: Introduce the members of your team and give us a little bit of their background Wilson: Yes. Carine Dieudé, she is our Strategy Director. She is also a Partner. Her and her team focus on processes, efficiencies, strategy, strategic planning. Roy Stover, he is a Partner as well. He is a CFO, formerly with GE, Trane Air-conditioning, and Sylvania Lighting International. He heads up the Financial Management (CFO, controller). Myself, I am the Managing Partner, myself and my team we structure and secure funding. Scott Conway, he is...
Arizona Prosperity Initiative Workshops

Arizona Prosperity Initiative Workshops

Stop struggling! Free mentoring. Arizona Prosperity Initiative is providing a 7 week workshop to instruct, guide and mentor small businesses for growth. Experts will discuss the 7 barriers to success in business: Week 1: Unique Selling Proposition: How to outsell your competitors? Week 2: Execution: What Action Steps To Take To Grow Your Business? Week 3: Storytelling: Who and Where Are Your Ideal Customers? Week 4: Business Finances: How to Manage Them? Week 5: Budgeting: Good Budgets = Achieved Goals! Week 6: Small Business Loan: How to get the money? Week 7: Exit Strategy: How to leave your business well off?   RESERVE NOW! IT’S FREE   Sign up, space is limited to 15 participants for maximum impact. October 4, 2016 – November 15, 2016   Modeled after Altima Business Solutions’ successful and proven model that leads businesses to grow exponentially. The Arizona Prosperity Initiative is a series of complimentary hands-on workshops designed to help small business owners grow, expand and enjoy a better lifestyle. During these 7 in-person workshops, entrepreneurs will be given the tools and solutions they need to solve the challenges they are faced with today for immediate results. There are two tracks to the Arizona Prosperity Initiative: Track 1: You want to attend one or multiple workshops. Simply select the topic of interest and sign up for the corresponding workshop. Track 2: You want to make a difference in your business today by leveraging the experts’ mentorship. You commit to attend all the workshops. Each week you will solve one of your business challenges. The Subject Matter Experts will critique your solution and provide you...