Want the inside track on funding sources? Small-business owners needing between $50,000 and $10 million can get not only names and addresses of hundreds of lenders and investors, but also helpful profiles and advice on securing funds from each source.
DataMerge Inc.'s VentureTrack 2000 CD-ROM searches a database for the financing sources that best match your needs. The "Inside Track" section shows you how to tailor your business plan and presentation, posing specific questions and objections a particular investor will likely raise and suggesting appropriate responses.
"We tell you who to contact, what their backgrounds and personal interests are, how to best approach them and so forth," says Spencer Kluesner, a former securities advisor who founded Denver-based DataMerge in 1989.
"If your business plan and financials are together, you can expect an answer in about two weeks--and financing in 30 to 60 days," says Kluesner.
VentureTrack 2000 costs $495. The Entrepreneur Version, which omits the "Inside Track" section, costs $149. To order, call (800) 580-1188.
DataMerge Inc., (800) 580-1188, http://www.datamerge.com
Ed Slott, c/o Ed Slott's IRA Advisor, (800) 663-1340.