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.

Finance

Raising Money With Short-Term Notes

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

Not So Fast!

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

Get Creative With Your Financing Strategies

How to acquire the equipment you need now without going broke
Finance

Securing a Bridge Loan

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

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.
Finance

Financing a Business Acquisition

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

Investment Risks and Returns

What should capital providers expect to receive from their investment?
Finance

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?
Finance

Get Funding Without Giving up Your Company

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

Get Funding Without Giving up Your Company

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

Understanding Convertible Loans

Before you borrow funds with a convertible loan, make sure it's a positive move for the future of your business.
Starting a Business

Personal Loan Guarantees

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

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.
Starting a Business

Using Personal Assets for Funding

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

The Art of Raising Money

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