Venture Finance

By Art Hill

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If an investor or lender requested your financial plan, would it close the deal or be seen as unrealistic?

In a digital age where all you need is a website to establish a business, it’s easy to leap before you look. However, entrepreneurs must make compelling predictions about the future in a way that attracts others to their business. Finance can provide the analytical tools to make those projections and define their expected outcomes.

In Venture Finance, business finance expert Art Hill helps entrepreneurs understand the foundational principles of corporate finance and how to navigate the often difficult fundraising landscape.

Topics include:

  • Defining your organization’s strategic goals

  • Understanding company life cycles and scalability

  • Cash flow, budgeting and financial management

  • Valuations, funding trends and sources

  • Knowing what investors want

  • Due diligence and building a financial roadmap


(Course curriculum is available for this title.)




Chapter 1

Business Owners - It's All About You


Chapter 2

Who Are You Anyway?


Chapter 3

Cradle to Rave - Life Cycle Funding


Chapter 4

Show Me The Money


Chapter 5

The Short List of Funding Sources


Chapter 6

The Long List of Funding Sources


Chapter 7

Global Capital - It's a Small World After All


Chapter 8

Due Diligence - Not Just for VC's


Chapter 9

A Funding Roadmap for Your Business




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About the Author

ART HILL, M.B.A. Finance

With over 30 years in finance, marketing and product development for his own companies and others in America, Australia and Europe, Art’s experience ranges from heavy equipment maintenance systems to commercial banking, and from industrial automation to electronic publishing. His accounts have included U.S. Steel Mining™, Ford Motor Company®, and equipment suppliers to the semiconductor industry.

For the past 14 years, Art has served as Vice President for Economic Development and Director of Small Business Development Centers at Blue Mountain Community College™. He has presented numerous workshops and webinars on finance and marketing, and advised clients from one-person startups to large manufacturers. He shared responsibility for FAA approval of the Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Range and currently leads the project team for the Eastern Oregon Business Accelerator Network.

Art’s company, Argo Resources represents an E.U. manufacturer of advanced industrial electric motors and he is a guest lecturer in finance and marketing at the Polytechnic University of Pula, Croatia. In addition to being the author of this book and another in the works, Art broadcasts an award-winning monthly update on the global economy for CBS affiliate KUMA Radio.

Additional Info

ISBN 978-0-9961020-5-6

iBooks 978-0-9961020-6-3

Paperback: 222 pages

Published: Dec 15, 2015

Formats: ePub, Paperback

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