We’re continuing on our Holiday Scams & Frauds Series and we’re going to go deeper into yesterday’s topic of business opportunity scams – but this time we’re going corporate. What’s meant here is that there are scams of all kinds, and some apply to individuals – and some apply to businesses. Businesses get scammed all … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part II: Funding Scams
Just before the holidays, we just want to put you, our readers, on notice about scams and frauds that you can come across – especially around the time of the holidays when everyone is scrambling at the last minute to meet deadlines, get everything settled… and maybe seize an opportunity on the side? So we’re … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part I: Business Opportunity Scams
On to Part XII of our Complaints Series! Have you tried getting a mortgage lately? It’s harder to obtain now than it was 5 years ago. Goodbye no-downpayment days, hello put-your-cash-where-your-future-house-is days. You need to show you have good credit, you’re not up to your knees in debt, that you have a steady job, that … More Are Lending Practices Too Strict Now?
There’s all kinds of money to be had out there these days: mortgages, loans, crowd funding, angel investing, growth funding, acquisition funding, merging, debt financing, equity financing… but what about 100% financing? What about getting something for nothing? We’re going strong with our Complaints Series in this newest article. We get a lot of inquiries … More What’s wrong with 100% funding?
We will be revisiting our Complaints Series for the next articles. As always, we want to help our readers understand funding better and what goes into financing a project. So today we talk about, well, what is said and what is not said. People come to us and other investors every day to talk about … More To Fully Disclose or Not to Fully Disclose. How Much Should You Share With Your Investor(s)?
Stranded in Europe is the name of our new ebook (Stranded in Europe ebook), part of a series of case study ebooks that we are starting here at Capital Corp Merchant Banking. If you’ve read the ebook and have some questions or comments about the project, we’d love to discuss it with you! So start … More Stranded in Europe – the blog
Over the course of this Financial Recovery series, we have told you there are 12 steps to recovery (as defined by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)) – but, in point of fact, there is a 13th Step. This step is about what happens when all prior 12 steps just aren’t enough. Unfortunately, the financial … More (Extra) Step 13 to Financial Recovery: When Recovery Fails
At long last… we have reached the 12th and final step in our financial recovery series: the Outcome of Recovery, or Financial Sustainability. Finally! The goal throughout the process has been to institute a long-term financial plan in order for you as a business owner to become more adjustable to the ever changing conditions of … More Step 12 to Financial Recovery: Financial Sustainability
In our series on the 12 Steps to Financial Recovery, we now come to the second-to-last step: Managing the Recovery Process. Now that the necessary leadership has been determined and has been seeing to the success of the recovery endeavour, it is time for the leader(s) to be put into action by making the difficult … More Step 11 to Financial Recovery: Managing the Recovery Process
For the past 9 steps in our 12-step series on Financial Recovery, we’ve been taking you, our readers, through the steps (originally outlined by the GFAO, see http://www.gfao.org) that you have to walk to get your business (or company’s business) back in the black and on the way into recovery and out of whatever hole … More Step 10 to Financial Recovery: Recovery Leadership