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John B. Vinturella, Ph.D
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Management Consulting Specializing in Small and Family Businesses
Management Consulting Specializing in Small and Family Businesses

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Venture Capital Criteria

Most venture capital firms concentrate primarily on the competence and character of the proposing firm's management. They feel that even mediocre products can be successfully manufactured, promoted, and distributed by an experienced, energetic management group. They know that even excellent products can be ruined by poor management. For more see https://www.jbv.com/venture-capital-criteria/

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Many of today’s new ventures, particularly Internet startups with their enormous cash requirements, high risk, and high potential return, require approaching the venture capital marketplace. For more see https://www.jbv.com/approaching-the-venture-capital-market/
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In making loan requests, entrepreneurs tend to be confident that they will meet or exceed what they consider conservative financial projections. They then have trouble understanding when they receive a less than enthusiastic response. To complete the picture, however, we need to look at the process from the banker's perspective. For more, see <a href=”https://www.jbv.com/applying-for-a-loan/”>Applying for a Loan</a>

John B. Vinturella, Ph.D has over 40 years’ experience as a management and strategic consultant, entrepreneur, and college professor. He is a principal in the business opportunity site <a href="http://jbv.com">jbv.com</a> and its associated blog. John recently released his latest book, “<a href="http://jbv.com/8steps">8 Steps to Starting a Business</a>,” available on Amazon.</p>

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Business Structure and Financing: The most common business structures are proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. A proprietorship is simply a one-owner business. It is the most prevalent form (on the order of 70% of all businesses) because it is the simplest and least expensive to start….The corporation is a legal entity, separate from its owners. For more see https://www.jbv.com/business-structure-and-financing/
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Small businesses are not scale models of big businesses; they are characterized by resource poverty and dependence on a fairly localized market. Their greater vulnerability to the consequences of a lack of focus stresses the importance of their strategic plan. For more see https://www.jbv.com/the-strategic-plan/
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One alternative to starting a business “from scratch” is to buy an existing business. We must, however, balance the acquisition cost against what the cost of a startup might have been. For more see https://www.jbv.com/buying-an-existing-business/
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Taking Stock In an inventory based business take a hard look at the realistic contribution of every item. You may need to keep some losers as “service items,” but you will be amazed at how many of your items are break-even or worse. For more see https://www.jbv.com/taking-stock/
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Let the market speak! The first and most logical step in whether or where to start a business is to conduct a market analysis. For a retail business, a few general locations should be chosen for detailed analysis to identify where the opportunity is greatest. For more see https://www.jbv.com/let-the-market-speak/
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To be evaluated a business idea must be sharpened by a detailed planning process. Fortunately there is software that can help to organize and format the material required for a comprehensive plan. See https://www.jbv.com/evaluating-business-planning-software/ for more.
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Whether you are #expanding your #business or have just started your #company you should not overlook the #advantages of a #market #research plan #consultant.. #John_B_Vinturella
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