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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.

30 Recent Stories

Raising Money With Short-Term Notes

How to know if convertible short-terms notes are the right financing strategy for your business
June 23, 2003 in Financing

Not So Fast!

Studies show many of you aren't looking before you leap.
June 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Get Creative With Your Financing Strategies

How to acquire the equipment you need now without going broke
May 26, 2003 in Financing

Securing a Bridge Loan

The ABCs on what a bridge loan is, why you should think about getting one and how to do it
April 28, 2003 in Bank Loans and Microloans

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.
March 24, 2003 in Self-Financing

Financing a Business Acquisition

Ready to stake your claim in another business? Here's the best way to finance the deal.
February 24, 2003 in Financing

Investment Risks and Returns

What should capital providers expect to receive from their investment?
January 27, 2003 in Financing

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?
December 23, 2002 in 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.
November 25, 2002 in 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.
November 1, 2002 in Magazine

Understanding Convertible Loans

Before you borrow funds with a convertible loan, make sure it's a positive move for the future of your business.
October 28, 2002 in Financing

Personal Loan Guarantees

Before you sign on the dotted line, take some time to understand your liability.
September 16, 2002 in Bank Loans and Microloans

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.
August 19, 2002 in Self-Financing

Using Personal Assets for Funding

The realities of tapping into life insurance, CDs, mortgages, IRAs and 401(k)s
July 15, 2002 in Self-Financing

The Art of Raising Money

When is the best time to raise money? Answer these vital questions to find out.
June 17, 2002 in Getting Started

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.
May 20, 2002 in Financing

Microloans Could Fuel Macro Results

When you don't need a ton of money, a microloan might do the trick.
April 15, 2002 in Bank Loans and Microloans

How About That 'B' Round?

If it's time for a second round of financing, read this first.
March 18, 2002 in Financing

Model Behavior

Abstract number sorcery won't cut it anymore. Investors want to know exactly how you're going to make money.
March 1, 2002 in Getting Started

The Anatomy of a Financing Deal

First things first: There is no such thing as a typical deal.
February 18, 2002 in Startup Financing

Banks as a Capital Growth Option

Should you visit the bank when it's time to grow your business?
January 21, 2002 in Financing

What Stage Are You In?

Understand the four stages of your business's development to get the cash you need.
December 17, 2001 in Financing

Doing Due Diligence

What it means and why it's so important to investors
November 19, 2001 in Financing

Pass the Investor Screen Test

Want investors to check out your plan? Have it hand-delivered by someone who matters.
October 15, 2001 in Venture Capital

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.
September 17, 2001 in Financing

Translating the Term Sheet

An investment firm has made you an offer. Now learn what the numbers mean.
August 20, 2001 in Getting Started

Understanding the Financing Stages

From seed stage to mezzanine, a breakdown of the key financing terms and what they mean to you
July 16, 2001 in Startup Financing

Using Credit Cards to Finance Your Startup

Think of it as a temporary solution.
June 18, 2001 in Startup Financing

Value Chain Financing

Get creative with your search for start-up capital.
May 21, 2001 in Financing

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.
April 16, 2001 in Venture Capital