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Velda Eugenias
Eugenias Advisory Group, LLC
(256) 655-7333
126 Waterchase Drive
Huntsville, AL
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Mr. Michael Ellis, CFP®
(256) 721-2694
7169 Highway 72 W Ste D
Madison, AL
Firm
Edward Jones Investments
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning

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Mr. S. Phillip Poitevint Ii, CFP®
(256) 772-4646
100 Essex Ct Ste C
Madison, AL
Firm
Raymond James
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Long-Term Care

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Mr. John M. Parker Jr., CFP®
(256) 325-1399
7600 Hwy 72 West
Madison, AL
Firm
LPL Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

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Mr. Richard D. Thompson, CFP®
2205 Graham Ave SW Ste B
Decatur, AL
Firm
Lentz Thompson Retirement Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Retirement Income Management

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Mr. Jakie M. Childers Jr., CFP®
(256) 325-1002
7600 Hwy 72 West
Madison, AL
Firm
LPL Financial
Areas of Specialization
Investment Planning

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John Andrew Johnson, CFP®
(256) 772-9127
8097 Madison Blvd Ste 101
Madison, AL
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning

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John G. Butterfield, CFP®
(256) 774-3046
3809 Sullivan St Ste 6
Madison, AL
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Intergenerational Planning, Investment Management

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Mr. Robert T. Carden, CFP®
(256) 301-9770
306 4th Avenue S.E.
Decatur, AL
Firm
Wealth Advisory Group, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Ms. Kathryn Ann Ray, CFP®
(256) 353-8880
1136 Shoal Creek Rd
Decatur, AL
Firm
Brilliant Deductions Financial
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,000 or less

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000



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Five Tips To Help Entrepreneurs Find Early Stage Capital in a Tough (But Improving) Market:


How the Venture Capitalists Nationwide Say to Do It
By Brian Hill

Profit Dynamics Inc., a research firm in Fountain Hills, Arizona,  recently conducted a survey of 74 venture capital firms from all regions of the United States. They were asked their views about the outlook for the early stage capital market in the upcoming year. On the whole, the VCs responded with at least a moderate degree of optimism, the overall theme being--the worst may be over. They were then asked this question:

What advice would you give to entrepreneurs looking for early stage capital?

Here's what they told us:

1. Be Prepared

In both good times and bad, this is good advice: Be thoroughly prepared for the presentation to VCs and focus on why your business will make money for investors.

2. Conserve Capital

In the late 1990's, capital was much more plentiful and in some cases, management teams looked at the term "burn rate" to literally mean they had investors' money to burn, and when one round of financing ran out, they could easily go out and get more. From 2000 and up to today, a massive reality check occurred in the market for early stage capital. The emphasis now is on conserving capital and reaching as many milestones as you can on your own without investors' money.

3. Be Committed

In the due diligence process, investors try to determine the level of commitment the management team has to the business. Will the team exhaust themselves trying to make this business succeed? Part of that commitment can be financial, both in terms of willingness to commit personal resources to the venture, and the willingness to forego compensation until the cash flow of the venture becomes positive.

4. Have An Outstanding Management Team

One way investors mitigate risk is to only put money behind the very finest management teams. An ever-viable maxim applies (and you imagine VCs carry this around in their wallets): a great team with a mediocre idea succeeds more often than a great idea with a mediocre team. The strength of the management team is even more critical to them when the new venture will be trying to gain a foothold in tough economic times.

5. Be Patient and Persevere

Even in the exhilarating days of the Internet boom, entrepreneurs were sometimes shocked by how long it took them to obtain seed stage or first round capital. For one thing, they did not take into account the incredible number of ventures that were begun...

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