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Angel Investors: Participating Roles

According to the book, “Winning Angels,” by David Amis and Howard Stevens, angel investors “follow participation roles that are a combination of the needs and wants of the entrepreneur, the company, and themselves.” (Amis & Stevenson, 2001) Basically, this means that, sometimes, the role of an angel investor is nothing more than being an investor […]

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Angel Investors: To Negotiate or Not to Negotiate

According to “Winning Angels,” there are “four elements” up for consideration when negotiating a deal—structure, price, the amount of capital that will be invested, and what role, if any, you will play in the development of the company. (Amis & Stevenson, 2001) These angels are also aware that not every deal presents a chance to […]

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Angel Investors: The Structuring Argument

Like most arguments, there are also two sides for the structuring dynamic. There are those who advocate for structure and there are those who say it does not matter. Angels who subscribe to the structure logic agree that they investors should pay “close attention” to how the deal is structures, while those who do not […]

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Angel Investors: The Art of Valuing

“Valuation is what you are willing to exchange for something else you want.” This section touches on the value of an investment. While dollar figures are important in determining value, there is another factor that comes into play. According to “Winning Angels,” the “return” on an investment can also include other perks, besides money; for […]

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Angel Investors: The Art of Evaluating

In the section on Evaluating, in the book “Winning Angels,” authors David Amis and Howard Stevenson tell us there are things to look out for when weeding out the not-so-good investment opportunities. Angel investors have to stay ahead of the game when it comes to choosing the right idea to invest in. Notably, the single […]

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Angel Investors: The Art of Sourcing

(https://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/angelinvestor.asp Being an angel investor is risky business. Angel investors use their own personal capital to fund new business ventures. Determining the right fit is a tedious process which requires a lot of field research. The book “Winning Angels,” written by David Amis and Howard Stevenson, provides great detail on how angel investors should take […]

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Organizational Creation and Growth Strategies: Interrogate and Extend Concepts

ENT 630 – Co-written with Essence Walton  Why is it important to consider the implications of veil piercing in the planning stages of an organization; and how can a company maintain the “corporate veil?” Veil piercing can be detrimental to the owners, stockholders, and employees of a business entity. For this reason, it is imperative […]

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Organizational Growth Strategies: Franchise Agreements, Support systems, and Obligations

ENT 630 Organizational Growth Growth strategy is “Strategy aimed at winning larger market share, even at the expense of short-term earnings.” (https://businessdictionary.com) When it comes to taking a business to next level, there are many strategies which can be used to promote growth. However, one particular strategy is usually at the forefront of this topic […]

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Taking Risks: The Investor’s Side

There may come a time in a founder’s journey when he or she must admit the financial resources have been tapped out. Of course, there is no shame in this as many startups would not be able to get very far without the help of outside investors. After weighing the risks involved, that founder may […]

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Who’s in Charge, Anyway?

I am sure just about everyone has heard the term “too many chiefs” and may have even experienced this phenomenon at school or on the job. While this is almost always an unpleasant situation, it can be very detrimental to a new startup. Choosing who gets the title of CEO in a company can be […]