David Newton

David Newton is a professor of entrepreneurial finance and head of the entrepreneurship program, which he founded in 1990, at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. The author of four books on both entrepreneurship and finance investments, David was formerly a contributing editor on growth capital for Industry Week Growing Companies magazine and has contributed to such publications as Entrepreneur, Your Money, Success, Red Herring, Business Week, Inc. and Solutions. He's also consulted to nearly 100 emerging, fast-growth entrepreneurial ventures since 1984.

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Incubator Funding -- Is It Right for Your Business?

These centers provide not only capital, but also a great location to launch your new business. What's the catch?

The Basics of IPOs

Thinking about launching an initial public offering for your company? Get oriented with this step-by-step guide.
Financing

Using Your Own Money to Grow

If your company needs a cash infusion to grow, it may be possible to get that funding from within.
Financing

Using Your Own Money to Grow

If your company needs a cash infusion to grow, it may be possible to get that funding from within.
Financing

Pros and Cons of Incubator Funding

These centers provide not only capital, but also a great location to launch your new business.
IPOs and DPOs

The ABCs of IPOs

If you're thinking about launching an initial public offering for your company, this step-by-step guide to IPOs will familiarize you with the process.

Using Personal Assets for Funding

The realities of tapping into life insurance, CDs, mortgages, IRAs and 401(k)s

What Is a Personal Loan Guarantee?

Before you sign on the dotted line, take some time to understand your liability.

Finding Government Funding

The bank isn't the only place to turn if you need startup cash. Our Finance Expert suggests a few ways to squeeze some money out of the government.

Using Home Equity to Get a Business Loan

Before you choose this risky method of financing, use this checklist to determine if it'll work.

Raising Cash Close to Home

You can raise startup funding from friends and family, but if you don't keep these tips in mind, prepare for heartache!

What to Know Before You Try to Raise Capital

Seeking funds for your business? Don't meet with potential investors until you've taken these five important steps.
Financing

Important Finance Terms Defined

A quick review of some basic financial terminology every entrepreneur should understand.
Financing

Top 10 Finance Terms

Before getting financing, make sure to familiarize yourself with the basic terminology.
Financing

Negotiating Private Lender Credit Terms

When working with a private lender vs. a commercial bank, there are different considerations to keep in mind.
Venture Capital

What to Know Before You Try to Raise Capital

Don't meet with potential investors until you've taken these five important steps.
Entrepreneur Magazine

If There's a Will . . .

Simply having a desire won't cut it if you want to make your dream of business expansion a reality.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Shipping News

Strategy is everything when it comes to successful exporting.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Growing Pains

Aggressive growth could mean bigger profits-and unhappy employees.
Family Business

Managing Your Critical Operations

Make the most of your family business by managing these five resources.
Financing

Finding Equity Investors

Try this method for bringing equity investors to your business.
Entrepreneur Magazine

It's No Accident

Your company's reputation is too important to leave to chance.
Financing

Determining Ownership Among Founders and Investors

Different risk exposures should mean different equity positions.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Get in Sync

To spark business growth, follow the leader in your industry.
Financing

Short-Term Loan Solutions

Securing a succession of small loans can help you cover expenses while building revenues
Entrepreneur Magazine

Now Showing . . .

Win partners by letting them see what you're made of--with a "portfolio" of your patented technology.
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

Getting Financing From Friends and Family

How to approach this common financing strategy in your quest for capital
Entrepreneur Magazine

Of One Mind

Keep employees by getting on the same page from the get-go.
Financing

Determining the Value of a Business for Sale

Buyers and sellers may not initially agree on a price, but the following considerations can help the negotiations along.
Entrepreneur Magazine

In the Balance

Learn the factors banks really weigh when setting loan terms.

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