It's tough to bootstrap a manufacturing business – even a small one. If you make original products sold to consumers online, you may need to raise money from others at one time or another. Because financial decisions have lasting consequences, the topic of finance shouldn't be left to specialists. In this Finance for Founders podcast series, we explore topics of particular relevance to founders of human scale businesses.
Warren Vaughan on Kiva Zip
Dave speaks with Warren Vaughan regarding his experience as a Kiva lender and trustee and what it takes to be a successful borrower.
Heather Kearney on Kiva Zip
Dave speaks with Heather Kearney about her experience as a new Kiva borrower.
McCabe Callahan on Community-powered Crowdfunding
McCabe – co-founder and CEO of Community Funded, a crowdfunding platform – discusses the power of social capital, the crowdfunding fallacy, the need to cultivate community before you ask for money, and how online technology can cause real world impact.
Ryan Flynn on Investment Crowdfunding
Dave and Ryan Flynn of Localstake discuss investment crowdfunding for small, consumer businesses.
Pete Koson on Break Even Cash Flow
Pete advises small businesses at Montana Community Development Corporation. Before earning his MBA and becoming an advisory, he owned his own business. Dave spoke with Pete about the practical applications of break even analysis in the real world.
Jen Nord on Optimizing Revenues
Innumerable young companies have experienced rapid sales growth without a commensurate increase in their profitability. With her background as a CPA and Certified Management Accountant, Jen has worked with many companies to help wring more profit out of their sales.
Krista Morgan on P2Binvestor
Krista Morgan is co-founder of P2Binvestor, a marketplace lender that provides asset-backed lines of credit of $1 million or more to growing consumer products and professional services companies that can't yet access bank credit.