Forecasting and understanding your cash needs as you grow your business is one of the biggest problems that small businesses have. If you don't understand cash flow, if you confuse cash flow with profit ... you need to have a conversation with Joe Knight. Or you can read about ours.
Company.com talked to Mitch Jacobs, founder and CEO of On Deck Capital, Inc., a New York based company providing loans that work for small business-not the other way around. Mitch founded On Deck Capital in 2006 and, to date, has provided $49 million in loans to small businesses when traditional bank loans were not an option.
If the bank won't lend you capital, how do you finance your business? We're assuming you don't have a rich Uncle Tony and don't have a winning lottery ticket in your pocket. Your choices after that are institutional lenders, private lenders, account receivables funding, or selling a part of your business. Finding capital can be tough, but here's how to find a few, and how to be professionally prepared to answer the tough questions a lender might ask.
Startup Boardroom, Day Three. Bank of America small business lender Kathie Sowa talks about the problems entrepreneurs should avoid.
Aaron Patzer, CEO of Mint.com, discusses startup accounting and the financial history of Mint.com, which recently bought by Intuit for $170 million. Slides and video of Patzer's presentation are included.