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Startup Guide To CEO Mentoring

A Guide To Startup CEO Mentoring

Get Your Full Guide To Mentoring For Startups Why Mentoring? As the CEO of a growing startup, it’s easy to feel everything’s on your shoulders. Executive mentoring can make it a little easier to shoulder that burden by helping you: Develop sound plans to scale the business Grow personally, addressing the issues that can help […]

Investing In Scaleups. A Practical Guide

Investing In Scaleups A Practical Guide

Get Your Free Guide to Investing In Scale-ups Why fund scale-ups? Growth: Scale-ups grow faster than any other type of SME. According to the Scaleup Institute, the entire SME market is worth £1.9trn. Scale-ups account for £1.3trn of that. In virtually every sector, scaleups are more productive than their peers. Which scale-up? With so much […]

Funding For Startups. A Practical Guide

Startups Fundraising A Practical Guide

Get Your Practical Guide To Startup Fundraising How To Plan Your Fundraising? If you’re serious about scaling, chances are you’ll need to raise capital. In this document, we’ll take you through the essential steps to take, whether you’re taking a venture capitalist (VC) route to fundraising or crowdfunding. VC funding vs crowdfunding? VC fundraising: Typically […]

post-money valuation calculator

Post-Money Valuation Calculator

When a startup receives investment from outside investors like venture capitalists and angel investors, two equity valuations are essential. These are the pre-money, and post-money valuations that refer to the company’s value before and after an investment are done. These valuations determine how much ownership external investors receive when they make a cash investment into a company. The post-money valuation is always greater than the pre-money valuation as it is the value after a cash injection is made.

The Chief Of Staff Responsibilities

The Chief Of Staff Responsibilities

Right-hand man or woman. The one always beside the CEO, the president, or the military general. This person is none other than the Chief of Staff (COS) of an organization. In a complex organization, the Chief of Staff serves as the bridge between the chief executive and its direct-report team. The COS serves as a buffer, working behind the scenes making sure that the chief executive’s time is spent where it is most needed – in leading the company towards its goals. The chief of staff responsibilities vary from organization to organization, but they almost always involve linking the chief executive and the leadership team to the rest of the organization.

questions for mentors to ask mentees

Questions For Mentors To Ask Mentees

Mentoring is widely recognized as a tool to promote professional development both in formal and informal settings. Its follow-on effects are reflected in how people are more motivated in the workplace, resulting in increased productivity. Questions for mentors to ask mentees are important in the success of a mentoring programme.

Expanding A Business Internationally

What To Consider When Expanding A Business Internationally

Expansion or scaling is the usual next step when a business is growing. Expanding within the country of operation of the business is already challenging much more when the expansion is done internationally. Before deciding to expand internationally, there are many factors to consider, especially if you are a small business that may not have someone in your team with extensive international expansion. This article will discuss what to consider when expanding a business internationally – from the readiness of the business to financial implications, regulations on employment and taxes, access to talent, brand recognition and many others.

Ho To Take Your Business International - A Startup Guide

How to take your business international guide

How to take your business international guideGet The Full Guide Do you need to expand internationally? It’s not always essential. It’s not right for every organisation. But there can be real benefits in expanding overseas, we’ll explain everything in our “How to take your business international guide” Finding the right market can’t be about gut […]

Pre-Money Valuation Calculator

Valuation refers to the process of determining a company’s present value. It is an important figure in finance as it is needed or used in investment analysis, capital budgeting, merger and acquisition transactions, financial reporting, taxable events to determine the proper tax liability. Valuations can be done on assets like investments in marketable securities such as companies’ shares and related rights, business enterprises, or intangible assets such as patents, data, and trademarks or on liabilities such as bonds issued by a company. The valuation described is the company’s enterprise value (EV) which is the value of the entire business without considering its capital structure. It’s important to point out that a company’s enterprise value is unaffected by a round of funding. So while a company’s equity value increases by the amount of cash, its EV remains constant.  At this juncture, it is crucial to differentiate the terms pre-money and post-money valuation, which are often heard concerning startups. Pre-money and post-money valuations used in private equity or venture capital industries are related to the company’s equity value. These figures are used by outside investors such as venture capitalists and angel investors in their investment decisions. In this article we will be looking at pre-money valuation calculators and its related terms.

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