Entrepreneurs Guide Finance Your Business or Startup in 2017

Finance your business or startup now over 30 ways to get the cash you need from an entrepreneur who raised over $300,000
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  • Length 2.5 hours
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

TOP RATED BUSINESS FINANCE COURSE! JOIN OVER 1600 SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS!! ***** 9 - 5 STAR REVIEWS! LIMITED TIME SPECIAL RATE!! COURSE UP-TO-DATE AS OF DECEMBER 2016!

NEW LECTURES & STARTUP EXCEL BUDGET TEMPLATE! Now you can estimate your startup income and expenses by month for the first year! Helps you figure out how much financing you need! See Lectures 5 & 6!

5 STAR REVIEW! "Tom is an excellent instructor and a seasoned entrepreneur. He knows well what to do and where to go when it comes to getting money for your business. I highly recommend it for anyone who has an idea but needs funding for it!" - Basim Salim

5 STAR REVIEW! "Finished going through Tom's course on financing your business. It was very informative. I got a lot of good ideas to use in my business start-ups. It met each of my expectations when signing up for the course. Easy to listen to and to follow along." - Keith

5 STAR REVIEW! “Great Guide and Insights! I'm looking to raise money for an idea I have and this course hits the options bang on. Quick and to the point with realistic methods of raising capital. Will be coming back to this for reference." - C. Eliot

Probably one of the biggest questions you have right after you've decided to start a business is “how do I get the money to finance this thing"?? Or maybe you are looking for the financing for your next step in your current business, an expansion, to launch a new product or service, or a new marketing push, etc.

After taking this course:

  • You will know over 30 ways to finance your business or startup including:
    • Crowdfunding finance campaign, Kickstarter, GoFundMe, Indiegogo, online lenders, Kabbage, Paypal Working Capital, online factoring, micro credit, business incubators, business accelerators, entrepreneurship contests, Square Capital, Square Merchant Services, collaborative funding, Bluevine, Fundbox, invoice financing, Fundbox, micro lending, micro finance, a micro loan, collateral financing, Microcredit, Grameen America, Kiva, Peer to Peer Lending, P2PL, Prosper, Lending Club, NBIA, MIT $100K Pitch, Accelerate and Launch Competition, 43 North, Bank, SBA, Small Business Administration, Leasing, Angel Investor, Venture Capital, VC, Accounts receivable, Grants, Government financing, Bootstrap, customer financing, prepayment financing, personal credit line, credit cards, credit card offers, mortgage, refinance, line of credit, family, relative, co-signer, and more!
  • You will be able to find the financing options that fit your business needs
  • You will learn specific strategies and secrets to getting financing from the top sources
  • You will know the difference between traditional financing options and new financing options
  • You will learn the top ways to get your banker or investor to say YES!
  • You will be able to overcome previous rejections and learn new ways to find financing
  • And more!

A big reason people don't start their dream business is that they don't think they can get the money or financing. Well there are so many ways to get money you need! I'm going to cover over 30 of the most popular ways, from raising very little money, just a few hundred dollars all the way to over $100,000 or more!

I know crowdfunding is all the rage right now, but you might be surprised to find out that crowdfunding only accounts for 3% of all funding sources. Crowdfunding can certainly help you get to your funding goals, but there are a lot of other ways to raise cash. So I am going to cover the top new ways to finance your business like crowdfunding all the way to more traditional ways like through your bank or financial institution. Plus I will cover unusual and creative ways to finance your business!

You get all of my entrepreneur secrets to securing financing! Plus I'll answer that question: Is there free money or grants available to start your business? You will also get a bunch of included resources in each section plus the PDF slides for taking notes and setting goals!

Why am I qualified to teach this course? I've personally raised over $300,000 in business funding over the years utilizing many of the strategies in this course. Plus my bachelor's degree is in Accounting from the University of Minnesota.

After taking this course, you are no longer allowed to use this phrase: “I didn't start my dream business because I couldn't get the financing"! So let's get started!

What are the requirements?

  • I recommend knowing what your business idea is or business financing needs are before you take the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will know over 30 of the most popular ways to finance your business or startup
  • You will be able to use the top strategies to get your banker or investor to say YES!
  • You will be able to find the financing options that fit your specific industry or business needs
  • You will be able to use specific strategies and secrets to getting financing from the top sources
  • You will know the difference between traditional financing options and new financing options
  • You will be able to overcome previous rejections and learn new ways to find financing

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone wanting to start their own business and needs to find the money to finance it
  • Current business owners and entrepreneurs looking to expand their business and need to secure additional financing

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to course
01:12

Introduction to how to finance your business or startup!

Article

Welcome to the course! So glad you are joining us! I have a special bonus for active students! Check it out!

Section 2: Before you ask for money!
00:53

These are the questions to think about before you start asking for money to start your business. What kind of business are you starting? Do you need a business plan? Your personal credit score and more!

04:48

Prepare before you start asking for money to start your business. What kind of business are you starting? Do you need a business plan? Your personal credit score and more!

03:46

Continuing with questions to ask yourself...How much money should you invest in a new business? Think big, but start small! Be intentional, and so much more!!

02:58

Set up an initial startup budget for your business so you know how much money you need for financing. Yes, it can be estimated! The Microsoft Excel file is attached for doing this and the next lecture explains how to use it!

05:41

I guide you through setting up your business budget using this handy and included Excel spreadsheet. You'll find it as a download resource in this and the previous lecture.

01:04

Action items: What are you going to do over the 30 days to get started? I've included a pdf worksheet just for this section, which is also a part of the full pdf bonus version at the end of the course. There are blanks available to add your notes and timeline. Do you need to get that item accomplished or not, put a date on it to get it completed or an action item toward completing that goal with a date.

Got a question as we are just beginning this course, post it on the discussion board or create one! If you have tips to share with your fellow students on what to do before asking for business financing, please share that to the discussion boards as well. If you are already getting value from this course, please leave me a quick review with comments before moving on to the next section.

1 page

Links to helpful resources for this section!

6 pages

Action items: What are you going to do over the 30 days to get started? Here is a pdf worksheet just for this section, which is also a part of the full pdf bonus version at the end of the course. There are blanks available to add your notes and timeline. Do you need to get that item accomplished or not, put a date on it to get it completed or an action item toward completing that goal with a date.

Section 3: Traditional ways to finance your business: Banks, leasing, venture capital (VC)
00:34

In this section I cover special inside tips I've used to secure over $250,000 worth of traditional financing through my bank and leasing. I also cover Angel Investors, Venture Capital VC and factoring.

04:14

Some of my best content in this course is in the next 2 sections on financing your business through a bank! I have extensive experience with getting financing at my local bank and I share all of my secret tips to getting the money you need!

06:51

This section covers negotiating the terms to get the best deal from your bank, co-signers and an extensive list of questions you need to know the answers to before approaching your bank. You can literally take the answers to these questions and put them on the loan application and/or in your business plan!

04:26

This section wraps up the traditional ways of financing your business or startup including factoring and accounts receivable financing, leasing, partners, angel investors, and venture capital (VC)!

00:40

I hope you took some great notes on this section on traditional ways to finance your business or startup! I covered going to your bank or credit union, angel investors, venture capitalists and more!

1 page

Links to helpful resources for this section!

11 pages

Slides with notes for action items: What are you going to do over the 30 days to move forward on the items covered in this section? Here is a pdf worksheet just for this section, which is also a part of the full pdf bonus version at the end of the course. There are blanks available to add your notes and timeline. Do you need to get that item accomplished or not, put a date on it to get it completed or an action item toward completing that goal with a date.

Section 4: Federal & State Government programs to finance your business - The SBA, grants &
00:31

There are so many government programs available to help with business financing. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has many different loan programs available, but there are also programs through your state, county and city as well.

04:14

I cover what a great resource the Small Business Administration (SBA) is and share my experience getting an SBA guaranteed loan. Plus, is there free money or grants available for your business?? I'll cover that too and other special financing programs for women, minorities, veterans, and more.

1 page

Helpful links to resources for this section!

00:58

I covered several government programs available to help with business financing. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has many different loan programs available, but there are also programs through your state, county and city as well.

4 pages

Slides with notes for action items: What are you going to do over the 30 days to move forward on the items covered in this section? Here is a pdf worksheet just for this section, which is also a part of the full pdf bonus version at the end of the course. There are blanks available to add your notes and timeline. Do you need to get that item accomplished or not, put a date on it to get it completed or an action item toward completing that goal with a date.

Section 5: New ways to finance your business: Crowdfunding, online lenders, micro credit &
00:41

In this section I cover some of the newest ways to finance your business. Crowdfunding is one of the fastest growing methods to finance your business or startup. I cover tips on having a successful crowdfunding campaign whether it is on Kickstarter, GoFundMe, or Indiegogo. I also cover online lenders such as Kabbage, Paypal Working Capital, and online factoring, micro credit, business incubators/accelerators and entrepreneurship contests!

03:21

I share the most popular crowdfunding options like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, & Go Fund Me. Plus you'll get 6 actionable steps to increasing your chances of getting funded through crowdfunding!

02:02

Not to be confused with crowdfunding, there are also online lenders such as Kabbage, Paypal Working Capital & Square Capital. Plus online factoring sources like Bluevine and Fundbox are covered as well as micro credit (also known as micro lending or micro finance) sources like Grameen America and Kiva!

01:26

Wrapping up the new ways to finance your business or startup! I cover Peer to Peer Lenders (P2PL) such as Prosper and Lending Club, Small business incubators or accelerators including the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) and entrepreneurship contests like MIT's $100K Pitch, Accelerate and Launch Competitions and 43 North!

00:51

Wrapping up this section on new ways to finance your business or startup!

1 page

Links to helpful resources for this section!

12 pages

Slides with notes for action items: What are you going to do over the 30 days to move forward on the items covered in this section? Here is a pdf worksheet just for this section, which is also a part of the full pdf bonus version at the end of the course. There are blanks available to add your notes and timeline. Do you need to get that item accomplished or not, put a date on it to get it completed or an action item toward completing that goal with a date.

Section 6: Bootstrapping, getting your customers to finance your business, rich uncle...
00:29

Introduction to bootstrapping to finance your business, self-financing, getting your customers to finance your business and much more!

02:07

Bootstrap finance your business or startup, start a simple business to fund your dream business, freelance and more!

04:28

More classic and unusual ways to finance your business! Asking your friends, family and customers to finance your startup and more!

00:41

What questions do you have about these financing techniques? Be sure to post them to the discussion forum and also share your classic and unusual ways to finance tips with your fellow students!

1 page

Helpful links to resources for this section!

6 pages

Slides with notes for action items: What are you going to do over the 30 days to move forward on the items covered in this section? Here is a pdf worksheet just for this section, which is also a part of the full pdf bonus version at the end of the course. There are blanks available to add your notes and timeline. Do you need to get that item accomplished or not, put a date on it to get it completed or an action item toward completing that goal with a date.

Section 7: Conclusion of financing your business or startup course!
02:15

Conclusion of how to finance your business or startup!

3 pages

Links to special offers on my other courses!

42 pages

Slides with notes for action items: What are you going to do over the 30 days to move forward on the items covered in this course? Here is a pdf of the entire course slides. There are blanks available to add your notes and timeline. Do you need to get that item accomplished or not, put a date on it to get it completed or an action item toward completing that goal with a date.

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Tom is a father, traveler, occasional 5K runner, best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, DJ, consultant, speaker, and Udemy instructor.

Tom has always been an entrepreneur. In grade school, he would sell pencils to his fellow classmates. He also bought, sold and bartered items at the local park-n-swap with his Grandmother. This was before the internet and Ebay. At 15, Tom took over his first small business, a bee swarm removal service in Arizona from one of his uncles.

In college, he took $600 in “leftover" student financial aid money and a Sear's credit card and started a mobile DJ company. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a business degree, Tom went to look for a “real” job. After more than a dozen job rejections, he took that little DJ company and turned it into one of the largest and most awarded DJ entertainment services in the Upper Midwest. Under Tom’s leadership, that company received a dozen customer service awards including being named one of the top wedding services companies nationally.

So far Tom has started and owned six small businesses and sold millions of dollars in products and services. That's over 25 years of small business experience, and he’s never had more than a summer job for regular employment! 

Today Tom’s passion is speaking and education in entrepreneurship, small business and marketing.  He also enjoys speaking to groups of high school and college students about taking the entrepreneurial path rather than traditional employment.

Minnesota is home for Tom, but he spends much of his time traveling in the “Beast”, a 40’ RV. 

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