I was recently drawn into an online discussion, attempting to help an inexperienced but entrepreneurial poster understand fundraising options such as debt and equity. It took a turn for the worse when he asked how to raise $100,000,000 without selling equity, and when I revealed a bank was unlikely to lend that sort of money…

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Simultaneously the most common, most naive, and most ridiculed question that you’ll see in any tech forum: “I have an idea for an App. How do I find a technical co-founder to build it?” Genuinely, this is a bit like saying “I want to start an Accounting practice, but I’m not an accountant and I…

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Want a Business Fix, System or Asset? A doctor will fix your broken leg. A good doctor will tell you, after the fourth broken leg, to stop jumping your motorbike over school buses. But when you truly cannot imagine a life without fresh air and school buses beneath your wheels, then you need a better system…

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by Jacob Aldridge There are a number of elements in a business that impact its valuation. These can be positive impacts (eg, new product lines) or negative impacts (eg, abnormally large liabilities on the balance sheet). When I explain these elements to business owners, I talk about the two biggest negative impacts on Valuation as ‘Temporary…

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There are probably 3 topics I speak about most: Growing your Business Valuation Shifting from a Small Business Owner to a Portfolio Entrepreneur, and The Needs and Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs I was filmed at a recent presentation on the first topic, business valuation, and a few excerpts have been released. The first of these is…

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Welcome to the second of three excerpts from a recent presentation I gave on “Growing your Business Valuation”. You can view Part 1 here. Do you know the formula for valuing your business? Importantly, do you know who is in control of the two key elements to that formula – Profit and Multiple? The answers…

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Welcome to the final excerpts from a recent presentation I gave on “Growing your Business Valuation”. You can view Part 1 here and Part 2 here. The research and information in this presentation has been sourced from Shirlaws, the global firm I am proud to be involved with. Shirlaws is a portfolio of companies designed to…

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