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Susan Veligor
Cornerstone Financial Planning, LLC
(207) 772-8133
70 Center Street, 2nd Level
Portland, ME
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®

Michael Donahoe
On Course Financial Group, LLC
(207) 775-1177
14 Pleasant Street
Portland, ME
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Karen Elise Kilbride
On Course Financial Group, LLC
(207) 775-1177
14 Pleasant Street
Portland, ME
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Ramsey Bova
Moneywatch Advisors, Inc.
(207) 967-0738
6 Proctor Avenue - Goose Rocks Beach
Kennebunkport, ME
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Joel I. Gold, CFP®
(207) 650-7884
145 Newbury Street
Portland, ME
Firm
The Gold Company

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Jill Boynton
Cornerstone Financial Planning, LLC
(207) 772-8133
70 Center Street, 2nd Level
Portland, ME
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Divorce Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CDFA, CFP®

Jeffrey Bogue
Bogue Asset Management
207-699-1331 Ext. 6331
415 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Thomas Rogers
Portland Financial Planning Group, LLC
(207) 771-8821
477 Congress Street, Suite 814
Portland, ME
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®

Ms. Leslie L. Couper, CFP®
(207) 781-7301
77 Middle St
Portland, ME
Firm
Northeast Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Women's Finances
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. James L. Jackson, CFP®
(207) 775-2990
2 Portland Square
Portland, ME
Firm
RBC Wealth Management

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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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