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Mr. Kenneth P. Viens, CFP®
(207) 660-4100
226 Main St
Waterville, ME
Firm
Kennebec Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning

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Mr. Alan D. Carey, CFP®
(207) 877-9450
P.O. Box 59
Waterville, ME
Firm
Prime Financial Investments &

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Ms. Suzanne I Uhl-Melanson, CFP®
(207) 859-8877
Uhl-Melanson Investor Services
Waterville, ME
Firm
Uhl-Melanson Investor Services LLC
Areas of Specialization
Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. John R. Williams Ii, CFP®
(207) 453-5300
43 Western Ave
Fairfield, ME
Firm
Cadaret Grant and Co., Inc.

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Dr. Carol Linker, CFP®
(207) 622-4922
137 Western Ave
Augusta, ME
Firm
Carol Linker, Inc.

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Mr. Albert J. Languet Iii, CFP®
(207) 873-2200
129 Silver Street
Waterville, ME
Firm
Golden Pond Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Roland G. Fournier, CFP®
(207) 877-9450
753 West River Rd
Waterville, ME
Firm
Prime Financial
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Joseph M. Jabar Jr., CFP®
(207) 660-4100
226 Main St
Waterville, ME
Firm
LPL Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management

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Mr. Joel D. Davis, CFP®
(207) 622-9009
7 N Chestnut St
Augusta, ME
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,

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Ms. Nina J. Mendall, CFP®
(207) 621-2626
320 Water St Fl 4
Augusta, ME
Firm
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Planning for Couples, Retirement Income 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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