Startup Finance

Starting a business requires capital or funds. This is called startup finance. Funds could come from a business loan, personal savings, angel investors, grants, venture capitalist or may even include buying a business to fund another.

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How much start up cost for opening a barber shop?

If the building is not readily equipt and your starting from nothing youll require

Decoration

Chairs (barbershop syle)

heating

Lighting

Electics - rewired to provide sockets for razors etc

Shampoos

Cleaning materials/equipment

Clothes protection for customers

towels

overalls for you

advertising

telephone set up and connection

licences to trade

hair cutting tools - i.e. razors scissor etc

Opening cash float

all in expect to spend a minimum of 5000 just to open the doors on a rented property

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Does a non-profit group need to provide W-9's?

I work for a nonprofit and have to provide W-9s all the time, so I think the answer is yes.

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What company is Wacoal-America a subsidiary of?

Wacoal is the exclusive licensee for Donna Karan Intimates and DKNY Underwear & Intimates

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How to set up a Venture Capital Fund?

I am a CPA whose firm specializes in handling the back office accounting for venture funds so feel comfortable speaking to some of the non-marketing issues related setting up a fund. Structure Generally, the first step in setting up a venture fund is finding a lawyer to prepare your legal documents. Your lawyer will help you decide a number of items. You will generally save some time and money by thinking about these issues before meeting with your lawyer. Structure - Most venture capital funds are structured as limited partnerships. Limited partnerships generally have two types of investors: limited partners and a general partner. Limited partners are generally non-active investors who commit to invest a fixed amount of money to the fund (capital commitment) in exchange for a pro-rata share of the economics of the fund (e.g. proceeds from sales, dividend income, interest income). The liability of each limited partner is limited to his/her/its commitment to the fund. Fund's generally have one general partner. The job of the general partner is to manage the fund's investments. Generally, a general partner will make a capital commitment of one percent of the commitments of all partners. For example, if the limited partners were to commit $99 million to a fund, the general partner would commit $1 million. I have seen funds that are structured as LLC's and Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) as well as Business Development Companies. You should speak with your lawyer about the pros and cons of each structure. Fees - Generally the general partner gets paid in two ways: Management Fee - The general partner (generally through its affiliate, the management company) receives an annual management fee equal to two to two-and-half percent of committed capital. For example, if the fund had total commitments of $100 million and a two percent managment fee, the fund would pay the management company $2 million per year. The management fee is intended to cover the operating costs of the management company including investment personnel salaries, rent, utilities, etc... Carry - The general partner generally receives 20% of the profits of a fund. The general idea is that if the fund is profitable, the general partner will receive a reward. For example, if a fund was able to pay $200 million in distributions to investors who contributed $100 million, 20% of the $100 million gain ($200 million in distributions - $100 million in contributions) or $20 million would go to the general partner. Some funds will have hurdle rates that require the fund pay back not only the contributions of the limited partners but also provide them with some return on their investment (e.g. 8% per year) before a carry allocation is paid. Other expenses - Some other expenses that are not related to the management company are as follows: Audit and Tax Fees - These are the amounts paid to an outside CPA firm to have the fund audited and tax forms (referred to as schedule k-1's) prepared. (Side note: Limited partnerships are passthrough entities for tax purposes meaning the income and expenses are passed on to the partners. The Schedule k-1's tell each partner how much he or she owes.) Due Diligence Expenses - These are out of pocket expenses for travel and advice that the employees and members of the management company or general partner incur when looking at companies to invest in. Legal Fees - These are the legal fees incurred by the fund. Organizational and Syndication Costs - These are the costs related to structuring a fund including legal costs and the costs of recruiting limited partners to invest in the fund. Legal Documents The lawyers usually prepare three main legal documents for a fund: Partnership Agreement - This agreement spells out all of the operational rules of the partnership. It would include the formulas for calculating the carry and the management fees. It would also detail limitations in the amounts and types of investments that the general partner is allowed to make. Offering Document (Private Placement Memo) - This is the marketing document for the fund. Unlike mutual funds which are heavily regulated, venture funds are generally not registed. In exchange for the lack of regulatory burden, venture funds must avoid marketing in general. Venture Funds are allowed to put together private placement memos which are designed to provide a potential investor with all of the information that such investor may require including explanations of the fund structure, its strategy and management. Subscription Documents - These are the documents an investor must fill out in order to invest in the fund. It includes personal information including contact information and tax identification numbers. It also includes the investors commitment amount. It includes a questionaire designed to determine whether or not the investor is qualified to invest in the fund. It is important that you hire lawyers with fund knowledge and experience to get this document right.

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How much does it cost to rent 60000 square feet?

Usually $3-5 per square feet for that size depending on location. Take build-out and utilities cost into consideration to be used as your negotiating leverage.

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How do you find investors for a start-up business?

== == Sources for finding investors

Angel Investors

Venture Capital

Bank and Micro funds

Friends and Family

Government funding

Self-Financing

Business Incubators

International Funding

Community Development Financial Institutions

Finance companies

Private Loan Guarantees

Short-term financing

Public funding sources

Credit unions

Advance against future sales

Pre-Launch Funding

Royalty financing

Have you tried the bank yet? If you go to them with a detailed portfolio and show them that this business will make money, then they will most likely give you a small business loan. A start-up business is among the most difficult to get financed due to the lack of operating history. Therefore, it is in your best interest to try to self-finance the business for as long as possible, until you have established some type of record. The first step is to determine your start-up requirements by identifying all relative expenses that your business will incur during its start-up phase. Some of these expenditures will be one-time costs, such as a security deposit for rent. Other costs will be ongoing such as monthly utilities, insurance, etc. Once you have properly identified your "realistic" start-up costs, you can determine whether or not you have the ability to support the business on your own through the initial start-up period. If not, you do have options. Start by asking your friends and family if they would be interested in investing. Be careful. You don't want to cause any hard feelings or place a financial burden on anyone close to you. Your next option is to take a look at what you own (personal assets) that could be used as collateral (house, land, rentals, investments, etc.) for financing the business through a traditional bank. Most lenders and investors require a business plan, so be sure to have one available. Typically, bank financing is not available to start-ups unless fully collateralize by deposits/assets from the owner(s) of a business. Even then, the bank will be reluctant unless it has complete confidence in the principal and/or management team. If you are turned down by a traditional bank, you can then approach the Small Business Administration (SBA). If your start-up is capable of supporting a large and growing market, you might be able to win over an angel investor or a group of venture capitalists. This is a tough undertaking and cannot be approached by the lighthearted. At the seed stage, funding usually falls in the range of $50-100k. Networking is the best way to find an investor. Ask you accountant, lawyer and business associates for referrals. Personal recommendations are often the only way to get your foot in the door of an investor. You can also visit after-hours business networking events. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce. They are a great source for all business related information and might be able to point you in the direction of an angel or VC. The Internet is yet another option.

I fully agree and would like to add you can also try to find a business partner that has assets they can invest. You do not only get the money but a partner as well to help making it easier to take some of your business hurdles.

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What is the importance of staffing in management?

The importance of staffing within the management, is to make sure that you're able to create a plan or organizational chart of whom is working where at what time, and the levels that report to the different people. You will need to have an appropiate schedule and flow chart for this means in order to know where and which level people stand.

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How can you start a live scan fingerprinting business?

Opening a Livescan Fingerprinting business is not a difficult task. The difficult part is knowing if you can open a livescan fingerprinting facility in your state. Currently California is the only state that allows the private sector to provide these services. Most states like Illinois, Texas, and some others only allow this to be done through statewide contracts. Some states such as Nevada and Maryland are moving into allowing private sector to provide these services - like California. All in all 26 states use livescan technology for applicant processing/background checks (non-criminal applications)

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What is the average cost to start your own gym?

When it comes to preparing a business plan for a gym, you'll need to factor in a high start-up cost as the capital investment (£25K+ as a basic minimum) in equipment will be significant and by it's very nature you'll probably need quite large premises that will command a significant rent so allow at least another £25K+ for working capital. However you can cut this down by sourcing the equipment second hand from gyms that are closing down or alternately look for a gym business for sale and buy a gym ready made, then all you need to do is refine it's offering and grow the membership. You'll need to think carefully about the levels of membership, while it's great for the business to be able to tie members into a 12 month contract, offering a monthly or pay-as-you-go option might help increase numbers. Offering free parking will also help.

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Is employment growth of firms affected by the financial constraints they face?

Yes, they are. For example, if they face higher taxes that can't be passed on to consumers, they may not be able to add employees.

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Is Kia motors America a public company?

Kia Motors is, but the US subsidiary is wholly owned by the parent company.

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Where can you find sample business plans for opening an automotive dealership?

Up and down, up and down... That's the best way to describe the highly cyclical auto sales industry. Find the right niche and you could be well on your way to success. Here are some links to sample business plans to help guide you: * http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/business-plans/Business-Plans-Volume-07/Auto-Sales-Company.html * http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/business-plans/Business-Plans-Volume-04/Automotive-Dealer-Group.html * http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/business-plans/Business-Plans-Volume-06/Used-Car-Business-Business-Plan.html

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What are the benefits of a forward linkage?

One benefit of Forward Linkage is that the success of one business can be used to help a business in progress.

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What are the risks of venture capital?

The primary risk of venture capital investing is that the companies into which the capital is invested will fail, and the money will be lost. The risk of investing money as a Limited Partner into a venture capital fund is that the managers of the fund (the General Partners, or 'venture capitalists') will pick more losing companies to invest in than winning companies, and that over time the total return from the fund will be less than might have been received from alternative investments.

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Where can you buy a small postal scale?

Try looking at OfficeMax or Office Depot. They'll have it, I'm sure.

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How much money is required to start a check cashing business?

If the business is a franchise, you'll have franchising fees. You will also have state fees for establishing the business.

A comprehensive and detailed cash flow statement will tell you the answer.

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How do you start a business with minimum investment?

You can start a business even with a minimum investment and the perfect way to do this is to resell a product. By selling products by someone else is less effort and even allows you to start a business by not spending too much money.

The resale business is very popular nowadays because it saves people lots of time and money, providing you a benefit of earning money faster and easily.

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Aims and objectives of the body shop?

to make babies cry

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What forms are needed for live scan fingerprinting?

I had to do that for a reg. dental lic. Who ever want you to do the live scan will give you a paper with you name, date of birth and you are to call one of the police departments and get an appt. and give them that paper. The paper tells them where to send the results to.

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Examples of start up costs?

Some examples of start up costs include:

Installing equipment

Acquiring premises

Renovating Premises

Initial stock

License agreements

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How do you start a business if your a teen?

== == == == How to Start a Small Business For TeensStarting and managing a business takes motivation, desire and talent. It also takes research and planning. Small business sucess starts with decisive and correct opening moves. And, although initial mistakes are not fatal, it takes skill, discipline and hard work to regain the advantage. To increase your chance for success, take the time up front to explore and evaluate your business and personal goals. Then use this information to build a comprehensive and well thought out business plan that will help you reach these goals. Ideas for business can come from:

* Personal experiences -- hobbies, interests * Work-related experiences * Friends, family, teachers, coaches * The Internet * Library research Think about:

* What do I like to do with my time? * What technical skills have I learned or developed? * What do others say I am good at? * How much time do I have to run a successful business? * Do I have any hobbies or interests that are marketable? Pre-business check list The final step before developing your plan is the pre-business checklist. You should answer these questions: What services or products will I sell? Where will I be located? What skills and experience do I bring to the business? What will I name my business? What equipment or supplies will I need? What insurance coverage will be needed? How much money, if any, will it cost to start my business? Will I need financing? What are my resources? How will I compensate myself? Your answers will help you create a focused, well-researched business plan that will serve as a blueprint. The plan will detail how the business will be operated, managed and financed.

http://www.sba.gov/teens/ideas.html Starting a business:

* Set personal goals * Create a business plan * Set up a home office * Create a professional image for your business * Funding your business, establish bank accounts * Business Laws - get a business license, Employer identification number , state licensing requirements, business preparation Small Business Administration - Teen Business Link

http://www.sba.gov/teens/

Business tips - http://www.sba.gov/teens/tips.html

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How do you write an executive summary?

An ES is a summary of your paper or thesis normally in one page or two.

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Is venture capital defined as earnings in the EBITA formula?

Absolutely not. Venture capital is an investment in the enterprise and may be achieved through either sale of treasury stock or providing a loan (generally a sale of a bond). Both are recorded on the balance sheet or equity section, they are never a revenue. The I in EBITA is interest, so if the venture capital is actually a loan, then the interest used to pay that debt is not considered. If it is secured by a stock purchase, dividends (if any) are always after earnings anyway (unless actually determined to be a dividend on something like a preferred stock, which again is sometimes reclassed as interest).

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How much does it cost to open a gas station?

alot

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How do i start a printing shop?

Depending on the type of print shop you will need a business plan that outlines the type of printing you have in mind digital, offset sheet fed ,web and so on . You will have to secure a building to accomadate the equipment you are thinking of and storage space a delivery vechile , forklift, pallet jacks,hand trucks etc . Its hard to determine what you have in mind with out more details either way you will need a lot of capital. Before you start be advised that the printing industry in general has been going through a depression for several years. The business is not about ink on paper only any more oyu have to offer other services bindery, mailing, fulfillment, storage to name a few. Then you have to comply with all the E.P.A. requirements and all local and state laws concerning waste and recycling . These are just a few of the realities . Do your your home work and good luck.

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