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Ms. Patricia M. Moline, CFP®
Oklahoma State University Foundation
Stillwater, OK

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Raymond James Financial Services
(405) 742-1912
608 S Main St
Stillwater, OK
 
Cox Financial Services
(405) 372-2727
205 W 7th Ave
Stillwater, OK
 
R & W Investments Llc
(405) 533-1282
120 N Perkins Rd Ste B
Stillwater, OK
 
Personal Financial Solutions Inc
(405) 533-2533
703 S Western Rd
Stillwater, OK
 
Mr. Stephen M Hull, CFP®
(405) 377-1990
1507 S Sangre Rd
Stillwater, OK
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning
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Stillwater Investment Management Llc
(405) 533-7794
1513 S Sangre Rd
Stillwater, OK
 
Smith Ray Wealth Management Inc
(405) 743-0035
619 S Western Rd
Stillwater, OK
 
Danny Cochran Certified Financial Planner and CPA
(405) 372-2880
816 South Main
Stillwater, OK
Firm
Danny Cochran Certified Fainancial Planner and CPA
Expertises
401K rollover, retirement plans, money management, estate planning, advisory service, college planning, taxes, small business planning
Designations
CFP, CPA

Bollinger Financial Advisory Inc
(405) 624-0015
205 W 7th Ave
Stillwater, OK
 
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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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