Getting Investors for Your Business Startup
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Getting Investors for Your Business Startup

Everything you need to know to raise funds to get your business started
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Published 12/2011
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Different methods to finance a new business
  • How to build your management team
  • How to hire employees
  • The differences between a business pitch and a business plan
  • How to create and use plan vs. actual forecasts for your business
  • How to write an executive summary
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Description

Tim Berry describes the steps you should take to generate a plan to help get investments or loans to fund your startup. From text to financials, Tim Berry offers his expert business planning advice and tips to get you on the road to fully funded. Tim is the founder and President of Palo Alto Software, Inc and a prolific speaker and supporter of Entrepreneurship throughout the United States and the world.

Who is the target audience?
  • Looking for investment in your business
  • Building your business
  • Researching methods to finance your business
  • Pitching your business idea to a bank or investors
  • Presenting your business plan
  • Creating financial forecasts for your business
  • Hiring employees
  • Need help writing your executive summary
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 02:06:48
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Welcome Orientation
2 Lectures 06:53

Course Objectives
02:00
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Getting Financed
3 Lectures 20:40
In this chapter you will learn:  Ways to finance a new business, and What works for what kinds of startups OVERVIEW Many classes on starting a business talk about getting money from outside investors (venture capital). We will also talk about: Most startups are self-financed (called "bootstrapping")…
Objectives
01:08

Part 1 of a two part series on Getting Financing for your business.

OPTIONAL: A Slide Notes handout is available. Click here to download it.

Preview 08:44

Part 2 of a two part series on Getting Financing for your business.

Getting Financed, Part 2
10:48
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Building a Team
5 Lectures 37:27
In this chapter you will learn about: Building your team Working with outside advisors How to hire employees OVERVIEW Even if you have no employees, you are likely to need bookkeeping, accounting and legal advice. These advisors should be considered part of your team. You don’t have to know, be and…
Objectives
00:19

Part 1 of a four part series on Building a Team.

OPTIONAL: A Slide Notes handout is available. Click here to download it.

Building a Team, Part 1
08:32

Part 2 of a four part series on Building a Team.

Building a Team, Part 2
08:12

Part 3 of a four part series on Building a Team.

Building a Team, Part 3
09:40

Part 4 of a four part series on Building a Team.

Building a Team, Part 4
10:44
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Plans and Pitches
8 Lectures 54:40
In this chapter you will learn: The differences between a business 'pitch' and a business 'plan' How to create and use Plan vs. Actual forecasts Where to go from here OVERVIEW You have your business idea. You know who your target market is. You have planned your sales, costs of sales and expenses. Y…
Objectives
00:21

Part 1 of a six part series on Plans and Pitches.

OPTIONAL: A Slide Notes handout is available. Click here to download it.

Plans and Pitches, Part 1
08:41

Part 2 of a six part series on Plans and Pitches.

Plans and Pitches, Part 2
10:51

Part 3 of a six part series on Plans and Pitches.

Plans and Pitches, Part 3
11:02

Part 4 of a six part series on Plans and Pitches.

Plans and Pitches, Part 4
09:57

Part 5 of a six part series on Plans and Pitches.

Plans and Pitches, Part 5
08:21

The last of a six part video series on Plans and Pitches.

Plans and Pitches, Part 6
05:27

LESSON: Executive Summary
3 pages
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Next Steps
1 Lecture 01:02
Now that you have completed this course we are happy to offer you additional courses which can help you succeed in business.  The  How to Raise Money for Your Business course which you completed is a module of the How to Start a Business course. The How to Start a Business course is $129 however as…
Next Steps
01:02
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Optional Downloads
2 Lectures 00:00

Templates for Lessons:

The text portion of the lesson will be completed using the minimum-business-plan-outline.doc file. Use the “Save as” command to save a copy the plan outline file as yourname_businessplan.doc

NOTE: This file was originally created in Business Plan Pro; it is compatible with Microsoft Word or any other program which can read .doc format.

Minimum Business Plan Outline
120.8 kB

Business Plan Financials
768.0 kB
About the Instructor
Bplans School of Business
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Helping You Succeed in Business
Tim Berry
4.2 Average rating
44 Reviews
1,392 Students
5 Courses
Business Planning Expert

Tim Berry is the founder of Palo Alto Software, makers of the top selling business plan software in the world. He is also the founder of Bplans.com, co-founder of Borland International, author of several best-selling books on business planning, and has a Stanford MBA.

Tim has spent his entire career focused on entrepreneurship and business planning. As a consultant Tim has helped businesses such as Apple, Autodesk, and McDonalds with their business planning.

As an entrepreneur, he started a company from nothing and grew it to own 70% market share without any outside investment. As an educator, Tim taught entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon for 11 years.

In 2001 Tim won the USASBE (United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship) Corporate Entrepreneur of the Year award and a USASBE award for teaching. His books have been published by Harcourt Brace, McGraw-Hill, Dow Jones-Irwin and Entrepreneur Press.