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Cheryl Holland
Abacus Planning Group, Inc.
(803) 933-0054
2500 Devine Street
Columbia, SC
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Medical Professionals, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®

Laura Scharr-Bykowsky
Ascend Financial Planning, LLC
(803) 331-3721
556 Regatta Road
Columbia, SC
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Wade F. Ward Jr., CFP®
(803) 929-0720
1925 Gadsden St
Columbia, SC
Firm
Ward Financial Advisors Ltd

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Mr. Omar R. Shalabi, CFP®
(803) 753-7828
1200 Main St Ste 924
Columbia, SC
Firm
Summit Brokerage

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Mr. Christopher B. Sloop, CFP®
(803) 741-1001
1320 Main St Ste 700
Columbia, SC
Firm
Creative Financial Strategies
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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R. Edward Powell
Powell Financial Advisors
(803) 929-0100
433 Hampton Creek Court
Columbia, SC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Ms. Patricia Bailey, CFP®
(803) 799-6883
1122 Lady St
Columbia, SC
Firm
Bailey & Associates
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

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Mr. Robert G. Davidson Jr., CFP®
(803) 343-8800
1320 Main St Ste 800
Columbia, SC
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

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Mr. Frank H. Braddock, CFP®
(803) 779-6533
1333 Main St Ste 170
Columbia, SC
Firm
JHS Capital Advisors

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Mr. Gerald F. Smith, CFP®
(803) 767-8243
1229 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC
Firm
Smith Financial Network, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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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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