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SPEC Talk Radio – Mitigating Risk for Investors

August 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Southeast Private Equity Community (SPEC) talk radio will explore key strategies and insights on how investors can mitigate risk with early stage investments. Yes Virginia, there are ways to mitigate risk with early stage private investments. Karen Rands interviews experts and they share their insights.   As usual a lively discussion will ensue. Special guests include: […]

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SPEC Talk Radio – Building the Perfect Board To Attract Investors!

August 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Board of Advisors and Directors can be critical to the success of a company…in attracting investors and maintaining investor confidence. We’ll hear from experts in this field. Famed Author, Calvin K. Clemons (www.theperfectboard.com and www.clemonsmgmt.com), Industry Expert, Marjorie Singley-Hall (www.aboveboardadvisors.com) and Rona Wells (www.boardddirectorsnetwork.org) And as usual a lively discussion will ensue. SPEC Talk Radio […]

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SPEC Talk Radio Interview: Entrepreneurs talk about pitching investors

August 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Karen Rands on her SPEC Talk Radio interviewed three exciting companies who  presented at an NBAI Private Equity Forum on July 30th!  Over 20 accredited investors and fund managers attend the event to hear these companies pitch their business investment opportunities. This is an opportunity for investors to hear first hand about a hot new, growing company and […]

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SPEC Talk Radio – Time and Money Savings for Small Companies

July 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

SPEC Talk Radio continues with showcasing interesting entrepreneurs raising capital and key service providers who help companies succeed. Part 1: Ken Burnt, of Accountabilities – will discuss how he helps entrepreneurs succeed and in managing cashflow, reporting, and growth issues like payroll.   Ken shares insight in the importance of financial statements for knowing how your […]

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SPEC Talk Radio – Entrepreneurs tell how they raised their investment capital!

July 12th, 2008 · No Comments

SPEC Talk Radio – Entrepreneurs tell how they raised their investment capital! Karen Rands talks with two successful entrepreneurs that about how they successfully raised their angel investor rounds and their strategy and success in raising their second round of financing. First half hour will show case Michael Valverde of Chain Reaction eCommerce (www.creloaded.com) an […]

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Entrepreneur / Investor Conference (SPEC) a Smashing Success

May 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

It has been two days since the conclusion of the Southeast Private Equity Conference.   I’m in Hilton Head, enjoying the view of the pool, drinking my coffee and enjoying my euphoria over the success of the inaugural Southeast Private Equity Conference.   I’m taking a deep breath and taking time to submit this blog entry.   Drew Ermec […]

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When do I start pitching to investors…. after I have all my investor docs?

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

This question comes up often and we see companies that never pull the trigger because they constantly feel that they aren’t ready for investors.   We also see companies jump the gun and blow their shot with investors because they don’t have their act together enough.   First you must realize that a large portion of the […]

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What is the best way to find a venture capitalist?

March 9th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Asked on Linked in, here is the compilation of my answers and Justin Townsley‘s answer. Venture capital institutions are easy to find through a Google search. Many Venture Capital firms today are really interested in providing later stage growth financing than the early stage rounds that the name would suggest. If it’s early stage, you’ll find recommendations […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurs Seeking Capital Corner · Just Ask Karen!