A comprehensive guide for tech entrepreneurs to acquire vital resources while delaying or entirely avoiding the need for highly dilutive equity sales. In today's start-up environment a common mindset among tech founders is to raise investment funds through an equity sale as a first option whenever acquiring additional resources becomes necessary. Indeed the amount of investment funds secured has become a measure of success. In reality the subsequent equity dilution and loss of decision-making control suffered by the founders only reduces the potential ROI for the founders and increases the probability that the original vision of the venture is not pursued and/or achieved. Consequently raising investment funds through an equity sale should not be the first option and when successfully executed is nothing to boast about. What is boastful and impresses most sophisticated investors is the ability to garner as much traction as possible before "settling" for an equity sale. Another recent prevailing notion amongst founders the author counters is that every aspect of a start-ups' existence can be approached scientifically and the need for strategic financial planning is no longer necessary. This could not be further from the truth. Although new processes and methodologies such as Lean and Agile give valuable guidance on how to conduct customer and product development efforts successfully, ultimately fits well within an overall bootstrapping strategy and may serve as a decisive factor on whether the innovation created by a tech start-up is commercially successful it still does not sufficiently address the issues of securing the necessary resources in a timely manner nor ensure a successful exit in financial terms for the founders. In his new book David presents an alternative mindset allowing founders to devise a bootstrapping strategy whereby the optimal amount of traction can be accomplished before an equity sale becomes necessary. Drastic changes in the start-up landscape during the past few years have increased the importance of bootstrapping as start-up cycles have lessened and the Lean era has commenced. Subsequently a premium is placed on "good" money as opposed to "bad" money and a challenge to the wealth vs. control dilemma is in order. In this new start-up environment there is less margin for error in decision-making, an increased need for efficiency and greater reliance on alternative sources of funding. All of this has necessitated a revised definition of the term "bootstrapping" from merely a descriptive term to an overall strategy that can be pursued by founders of tech ventures to increase both the probability of commercial success and a lucrative financial exit for all shareholders.
David possesses twenty years of entrepreneurial experience as a founder, co-founder, board advisor and mentor to numerous tech start-ups in both America and Asia. He currently resides in Bangkok, Thailand where he serves as a private equity advisor at MBMG Group, a leading corporate advisory firm. David continues to be an active advocate and participant in the Thai start-up scene frequently participating as a key note speaker, panelist and pitch judge at local start-up events. Additionally, he has lectured on entrepreneurship and has advised entrepreneurial students at several of the leading university programs in Thailand. David has also been an active participant in start-up events throughout Southeast Asia. In 2013 David was selected to serve as a key note speaker and judge at the UN-Sponsored 2013 World Summit Awards held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He continues to be a WSA Eminent National Expert and following the competition he successfully petitioned to have Thailand join the WSA Nomination Process, serving on the first WSA Thailand Nominating Committee. Recently he served on the WSA global online jury for the 2015 competition. David has written extensively on advising tech start-ups. In 2012 David founded Finance for Geeks, his first blog imparting strategic and financial advice to start-ups. Shortly thereafter his first book was published by John Wiley & Sons titled Start-Up Guide for the Technopreneur. In 2013 David co-founded Thailand Startup Review, a comprehensive blog covering the Thai start-up community. David is the Publisher & Editor of the Thailand Startup Funding Report available at Thailand Startup Review. David will soon resume conducting his expanded Finance for Geeks Workshop Series and his second book, Bootstrapping Strategies for Tech Startups, will be published soon. David holds a B.A. Degree in History and Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany, a M.S. Degree in International Affairs from Florida State University and completed the coursework for the Masters in International Business Studies Degree from Georgia State University. He was formerly Series 3 and Series 7 Licensed as a registered broker in the American equity and futures markets respectfully.
Brainy Books has created a detailed summary of Timothy Ferriss's, The 4-Hour Workweek. In our summary guides, we cover all of the key concepts and ideas that the original works aim to present to readers. In The 4-Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferriss, great concepts that will allow individuals to create highly efficient and effective business systems were explored. Inside you will learn:
Brainy Books created a summary guide of The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, to allow for quick reference, to educate readers, and to enhance the reading experience with thorough analyses by some of today’s top thought leaders.
Author: Brainy Books
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publish Date: September 24, 2015
Pages: 34 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
> Overview Brainy Books has created a detailed summary of Timothy Ferriss's, The 4-Hour Workweek. In our summary guides, we cover all of the key concepts and ideas that the original...
Thrive As A Freelancer. Your Guide To Self-Directing Your Career.
Gone are the days when college graduates sought lifetime careers with blue chip corporations. By 2020, almost half of the American workforce will be doing some type of freelance work. Technology has overhauled the job market into a self-serve entity, and in doing so, has given birth to the Freelance Nation. Its members independent contractors, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and contingent workers build businesses, communicate with customers and sell goods. They do so from home, shared workspaces, or even the beach. This book is for you if: You've always wanted to escape the corporate life but don t know how. You re already a freelancer, but want to take your business to the next level. Having been a solo freelancer and also a manager of over 400 freelancers, J. Melissa Cooper opens up her world to share with you the secrets of working for yourself."
J. Melissa Cooper, SPHR, PHR, is a freelancer and Internet entrepreneur. Melissa started her first freelance business with $700 and within five years had it generating over $3mm per year. In addition to various freelance endeavors, Melissa is a founding partner of HirePerfect, a unique search firm that has pioneered the first pay-per-resume program in the industry. She has an M.S. in Human Resource Management from New York University and a B.A. from Brandeis University.
> Overview Thrive As A Freelancer. Your Guide To Self-Directing Your Career. Gone are the days when college graduates sought lifetime careers with blue chip corporations. By 2020, almost half of...
Have you always wanted to make enough money to support yourself without stepping a foot in an office? If yes, this book will show you everything you need to know about how to start making money working from home. This trend has become very popular in recent years, because of the internet. Unfortunately, it has also led to a rise in scammers who charge lots of money only to give you information that does not make you any money in the end. There are a lot of ways you can make money while at home. Some of these will make you rich, while others will only make you enough to buy a cup of coffee. In this book, there is no hype. I will show you what works and what doesn't. If you have been looking for legitimate ways to make money while at home, this is a book you must read.
Table of Contents Preface Chapter # 1: An Introduction to Making Money Chapter # 2: Affiliate Marketing Chapter # 3: Freelancing Chapter # 4: Get Paid to Search Chapter # 5: Get Paid to Watch Videos Chapter # 6: Publish Books Chapter # 7: Rent Your Car Chapter # 8: Rent Your Home Chapter # 9: Start an Online Store Chapter # 10: Teach Your Skills
> Overview Have you always wanted to make enough money to support yourself without stepping a foot in an office? If yes, this book will show you everything you need to...
Few entrepreneurs are aware of the benefits and opportunities available through the SBA. There are few resources available to guide entrepreneurs through the process. Approved was written to fill that gap by providing a step-by-step guide to the SBA loan approval.
"Approved" provides: Side by side comparison of traditional commercial loans and business loans backed by the SBA. How to qualify for the best loan programs most suitable for your unique business. How to highlight strengths and mitigate weaknesses so that lenders are more likely to approve your loan request. How to complete business loan applications without making the mistakes that cause approval delay and even loan decline.
For more than a decade, Phil Winn has assisted entrepreneurs obtain financing to start, expand and purchase existing businesses. Phil is a business graduate from the University of Vermont and has since trained under some of the leading experts in the SBA field. He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs obtain financing in excess of $100 million.
> Overview Few entrepreneurs are aware of the benefits and opportunities available through the SBA. There are few resources available to guide entrepreneurs through the process. Approved was written to fill...
An in-depth analysis of today's top franchise opportunities.
"Bond's Top 100 Franchises, 2015" assesses a wide variety of variables to give readers the leading franchises out of more than 3,500 under consideration. The final selection is based on a number of factors, including historical performance, competitive advantage, franchisee satisfaction, and financial stability. This book is an extension of other books on franchising published by Source Book Publications including "Bond's Franchise Guide, How Much Can I Make?, Tips and Traps When Buying a Franchise, Bond's Hottest New Franchises, Bond's International Franchise Guide, Bond's Veteran's Franchise Guide, and the Minority Franchise Guide."
Bond is an author, lecturer, and consultant regarded as an expert on the franchise industry. Since receiving his MBA from Stanford University, he has over 30 years of diversified business experience and an extraordinary record of achievements.
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 8.9" L x 5.9" W (1.1 lbs)
> Overview An in-depth analysis of today's top franchise opportunities. "Bond's Top 100 Franchises, 2015" assesses a wide variety of variables to give readers the leading franchises out of more than...
Bestselling author of 4 books on property, Craig Turnbull has released the world s first book on Real Estate Crowdfunding. Craig believes fundamentally that owning property, and investing in property, is the foundation for physical wealth for most people. His mission is to inspire people to create the life that they want, with real estate investing simply the vehicle to pay for that lifestyle. Written in everyday language by an expert in property, this book is for anyone who wants to explore new and exciting possibilities for wealth creation, that ultimately offer life choice and freedom. Crowdfunding Real Estate is the fifth book in a best-selling series on real estate investing from property developer and real estate investor, Craig Turnbull. His other four best-selling books on real estate investment, sold over 100,000 copies, including the number one title It s Easy to be a Property Millionaire. With 30 years experience in real estate developing and property investing, Craig has coordinated property projects with a combined value of more than $200 million. Craig holds a business degree in property and finance, a Diploma in Financial Planning, and is a licensed real estate. "
> Overview Bestselling author of 4 books on property, Craig Turnbull has released the world s first book on Real Estate Crowdfunding. Craig believes fundamentally that owning property, and investing in...