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Overview Page

Preparing for your Journey
Figuring out where you are, where you're going and how to get there.

The Long Haul from

Roadmap and travel guide to the each of the four stages of growth.

The Short Sprint from
Zero-to-Asset Sale

Building a company to sell for a profit.

The Slippery Slope to Shutdown
Understanding how a cash crisis develops, how to raise funds, cut costs and avoid bankruptcy.

Valuing the Company
Figuring out what the company is worth.

Negotiating the Deal
Getting what you want through negotiation.

The Fundraising Process
How to raise funds from investors.

Selling the Company
The M&A Process: step-by-step guide to selling your company.

Every Journey Tells a Story
The various routes your journey could take.

Resource Guide
Directories of investors, advisors, agencies & other resources.

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The Resource Guide is a directory of investors, lawyers, banks, publications, agencies and other resources you’re likely to need on your journey.

Executive Resources

  • Business Development Agencies
  • Business Plan Writers and Resources
  • Entrepreneur and Startup Resources


  • Accounting and Audit Firms
  • Banks
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting Software
  • Bridge Financiers
  • Corporate Investors
  • Fundraisers and Venture Catalysts
  • Incubators
  • Investment Banks
  • Investor Pitch Events
  • IPO Resources and Information
  • Merger and Acquisition Intermediaries
  • Business Brokers
    (for sub-$5m businesses)
  • Seed/Angel Investors
  • Strategic Investors
  • Top Tier Lead VC Investors
  • Valuation and VC Information Sources
  • Venture Leasing
  • Web Site Promotional Services


  • Boutique Firms
  • Corporate Formation Service
  • Immigration Lawyers
  • Immigration Information and Resources
  • IPO Lawyers
  • Large Law Firms
  • Legal Resources
  • Shutdown Lawyers and Advisors
  • Startup Lawyers
  • Trademark, Patent and IP Lawyers
  • Turnaround Lawyers and Advisors
  • Useful Forms, Templates and Agreements

Human Resources

  • Benefit Brokers & Resources
  • CEO & Executive Recruiters
  • Corporate Values (Samples)
  • Health Insurance & Resources
  • HR & Payroll Resources
  • Insurance
  • Negotiating Skills Resources
  • Outsourcing
  • Recruiters
  • Recruitment Resources
  • Stock Options


  • Internet Domain Search and Registration
  • Prototype & Software Development
  • Resources
  • Real-Estate Agents
  • Web Hosting Services
  • Marketing
  • Advertising & Marketing Agencies
  • Corporate Identity Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Market Research & Information
  • PR Agencies
  • PR Resources
  • Press Release Distribution Services
  • Printers
  • VNR Specialists
  • Web Site Producers
  • International
  • International Agents and Distributors
  • Localization Service Providers