Ask Entrepreneur - Venture Capital

When Should I Seek Venture Funding?

Assuming there is a vision and a roadmap and the business is progressing according to plan, should one go for venture capital funding to accelerate one's growth? Am I better off not giving up a piece of my company to anyone and just focusing on what has to be done to grow organically? If one has to go for venture capital funding, what are the key factors on which I should make a decision to go for it?
Ryan Himmel