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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Financing

Raising Money With Short-Term Notes

How to know if convertible short-terms notes are the right financing strategy for your business
Entrepreneur Magazine

Not So Fast!

Studies show many of you aren't looking before you leap.
Financing

Get Creative With Your Financing Strategies

How to acquire the equipment you need now without going broke
Bank Loans and Microloans

Securing a Bridge Loan

The ABCs on what a bridge loan is, why you should think about getting one and how to do it
Self-Financing

Investing Your Own Money in Your Business

Don't let outside investors think for a second that you're unwilling to take on some financial risk.
Financing

Financing a Business Acquisition

Ready to stake your claim in another business? Here's the best way to finance the deal.
Financing

Investment Risks and Returns

What should capital providers expect to receive from their investment?
Getting Started

Hanging on to Equity During Pre-Launch

You need funding for your pre-launch stage. But how much equity should you give up to get it?
Getting Started

Get Funding Without Giving up Your Company

Do investors want an enormous piece of the pie? Find out how to negotiate them down.
Magazine

Get Funding Without Giving up Your Company

Do investors want an enormous piece of the pie? Find out how to negotiate them down.
Financing

Understanding Convertible Loans

Before you borrow funds with a convertible loan, make sure it's a positive move for the future of your business.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Personal Loan Guarantees

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

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.
Self-Financing

Using Personal Assets for Funding

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

The Art of Raising Money

When is the best time to raise money? Answer these vital questions to find out.
Financing

Develop Your Idea With Pre-Launch Funding

Even if you only have a concept--and not a full-fledged business-- you may still be able to get funding at this stage.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Microloans Could Fuel Macro Results

When you don't need a ton of money, a microloan might do the trick.
Financing

How About That 'B' Round?

If it's time for a second round of financing, read this first.
Getting Started

Model Behavior

Abstract number sorcery won't cut it anymore. Investors want to know exactly how you're going to make money.
Startup Financing

The Anatomy of a Financing Deal

First things first: There is no such thing as a typical deal.
Financing

Banks as a Capital Growth Option

Should you visit the bank when it's time to grow your business?
Financing

What Stage Are You In?

Understand the four stages of your business's development to get the cash you need.
Financing

Doing Due Diligence

What it means and why it's so important to investors
Venture Capital

Pass the Investor Screen Test

Want investors to check out your plan? Have it hand-delivered by someone who matters.
Financing

Earn Your Way Out of Investments

The most popular form of a stock buy-back is an earn-out. Learn why it can be a good deal for both you and your investors.
Getting Started

Translating the Term Sheet

An investment firm has made you an offer. Now learn what the numbers mean.
Startup Financing

Understanding the Financing Stages

From seed stage to mezzanine, a breakdown of the key financing terms and what they mean to you
Startup Financing

Using Credit Cards to Finance Your Startup

Think of it as a temporary solution.
Financing

Value Chain Financing

Get creative with your search for start-up capital.
Venture Capital

Give A Little, Get A Little

In some cases, you might even get a lot--if you let investors in on everything you're doing.

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