Generating cash

At some point during a company’s growth there may be an opportunity to improve its position and/or valuation with a cash injection.  Examples of this could be: Selling more products or services Developing new products or services to sell Changing company ownership structure All or some of the above There are three main ways to generate cash. Profit Debt Investment…

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Selling and negotiating

When somebody tells me they are starting a business, I have a bunch of reactions at the same time. It’s usually a mixture of excitement and concern.  I love the enthusiasm people have when they are beginning a business adventure.  I get a little anxious knowing some of the challenges they will face and that their base probability of success is…

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Confessions of a blogger

When I first started this blog I built the WordPress site myself and I was very enthusiastic about it. I really love to write but I guess I write like somebody who doesn’t work full time as a musician but likes to play an instrument.  It’s a hobby and not my day job. I get to write a lot of business plans,…

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Web Money from the 90’s

  Around this time of year, in Feb 2000, I was doing my best to sell the idea of on-line advertising to anyone who would listen to me. We were a month into our successful IPO, we had a top 50 Australian website, number 1 in its category, and cashed up bunch of nerds who thought we knew what was…

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Facebook

  One of the great things about blogging is choosing what to write and when to publish. I am currently writing a lot of stuff on a bunch of things.  I am writing at all different times and inspired by various subjects.  Wordpress allows me to save posts as drafts and publish or polish whenever I want.  Very cool. For my second…

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Going Solo

Not everything that happens in life is part of a well laid out plan. Recently I suddenly found myself out of the corporate workforce. The company I had worked for during the past five years went through a normal transformation and about one third of the incumbent team were let go.   Including me. Although I had not planned for…

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