Raising Capital for Your Small Business

by SMD 

Raising Capital for Your Small Business – Online Training from Business Week

It’s turning out to be education week here a Smart Money Daily [previous stories: TrumpU and Branding Basics]. Today’s lesson is Raising Capital for Your Small Business and is a free online course being offered by Business Week magazine. The course looks like a good introduction to the process, here is the official blurb:

In four value-packed lessons, you’ll get critical insight into:

  • The three core principles of entrepreneurial finance
  • Estimating your capital requirements
  • The three main types of venture capital available to small businesses — venture, growth, and debt capital — as well as which type is right for your situation
  • Tips for valuing your company and negotiating the best financing package for your business

Instructor Steve Johnson, who has more than a decade in the finance sector and has helped both private and public companies in a variety of endeavors, including raising both equity and debt financing, will be on hand to answer your questions, and the course message board is a great place to exchange tips and solutions.

The courses promise interaction with the instructor, so even for the access to an experienced person to bounce ideas off of, these should be worth while. There are also 5 other free online course that include Writing a High-Impact Business Plan,  Start-Up Basics for the First-Time Entrepreneur.

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