For those who know and love us – The National Law Review is all about the start-up company as we were founded by a few “recessionaires” a few years back with elan resources and an ever growing brood of kids.
In a world where folks are encouraging you to live your dreams and be all that you can be, we’ve come across very few concrete, actionable resources for small business financing. We attended the SBA Workshops and even some financing resources designed for women entrepreneurs- while these resources offer much information – it’s somewhat disheartening when more than once it’s been suggested that you should be volunteering to teach there.
Accordingly, we’d like to give a shout out to some of the better resources we’ve come across recently which go beyond having a balance sheet a marketing plan- for those who may be into that sort of thing:
For the Basics on Cash Flow Ratios Banks Look At and Why They Do…The Numbers That Matter from Entrepreneur. Also see How to Improve Your Chances of Getting a Loan.
For Those Looking for Inspiration, Looking for a True Depiction of the Glamour of a Start-up or Simply Desiring a Snack – read the Stacy’s Pita Chip Company Story: The Pita Principal -Just how low can you go when bootstrapping your start-up? The founders of Stacy’s Pita Chip Co. can tell you. from Inc.
For the Actual Worksheets Used by Venture Capitalists, Try the Aptly Titled: Startup Valuation Workshop Slides & Worksheets. from Michael Best / Venture Best. Also see How Much is That Startup in the Window? — Figuring Out How Much a Startup is Worth. and the much anticipated sequel How Much is That Startup in the Window. Really. Realistically Valuing a Start Up.