In Part 2 of our Best Business Plan Series we go into the core elements of the Business Plan that are impactful. If you missed Part I, please click here to find out more about how to create a business plan that will wow investors. So what makes a good business plan? You need a … More The 5 Critical Parts of Your Business Plan
You’ve got a great business idea – now your number one tool in making your business dream a reality is putting together a solid business plan. … More How to Create a Business Plan to Wow Investors
It is critical not only that you present your idea successfully to your potential investors, but also that you choose the right investment firm for your project financing needs. … More The Human Component — Picking the Right Investment Firm for Your Project
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?
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)?
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
There are classic ways of financing certain types of projects and then sometimes you need to work with the alternatives to make things work out well. In trade finance, there is such an alternative financing tool that is called forfaiting. The aim of forfaiting is to eliminate risk of nonpayment by the importer if they … More New Series! International Trade Finance – Forfaiting
As requested by one of our readers, we are going to address biomass projects and what it takes to get them on their way to being funded. So allow us to begin by explaining exactly what biomass is. Biomass is derived from five distinct energy sources: garbage, wood, waste, landfill gases, and alcohol fuels. As … More Biomass Project Financing – What is it and how to get it
As of Spring of 2010, Portugal has been dealing with a sovereign debt crisis, much like several other European countries. As with Greece, Portugal has faced a heavy debt burden and high interest rates caused by similar spending and property bubbles. Portugal, however, tried to launch three sets of austerity measures to stave off a … More Renewal of Interest in Portugal Deal Market
Waste is part of our everyday lives. It’s that tissue we use, the paper towel to clean up a mess, leftovers that have gone bad, the leftover wrappings of a present, a computer that is no longer needed, or a battery that’s dead. Most of the time, this all goes into landfill. But for the … More Energy-from-Waste: Tips on How to Get Your WtE Project Funded