Financial Management

The Angel Funding Process – What Every Entrepreneur Should Know [Joe Platnick]

[This article originally appeared in 2013 - Mr. Platnick has updated to reflect recent marketplace changes.] Recently a company founder asked me about what kinds of things entrepreneurs have done (and should do) to increase the odds of getting funded. A few years ago John Isaacson, past Chairman of the Pasadena Angels, did a presentation [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

I’ve Got a Great Idea! [Patrick Stacy]

When Patrick Stacy, SBEC financial & business mentor, was asked what advice he would give entrepreneurs, he had some very helpful insights. Read to find out more! First off…the disclaimer. I am NOT an entrepreneur. But during my career as a CFO for middle-market businesses, I have helped entrepreneurs with great ideas turn those ideas [...]

By | August 24th, 2013|0 Comments

My Advice for Entrepreneurs [Christopher Braun]

SBEC recently asked a few of our mentors to share insights with everyone about growing businesses. SBEC's Chairman of the Board, Christopher Braun, shared some valuable ideas. Enjoy! What is your best advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs? Several things come to mind: Develop a group of advisors/ mentors as soon as possible...they can help you [...]

By | July 12th, 2013|0 Comments