Essentials of Bootstrapping Workshop – NWEN and Perkins Coie
November 7, 2011 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Nearly every start-up company goes through a period when cash is extremely tight and the demands of fueling the company’s growth are monumental. How many compelling ideas never make it to market because the entrepreneurs couldn’t keep their companies viable until they could receive substantial outside funding or become self-sustaining? Bootstrapping – the corporate version of “Europe on $10 a day” – is a critical and immensely useful skill that enables start-ups to stay alive until they can get traction. This workshop will provide you with the techniques you need to maximize early cash inflow and control cash outflow. In addition marketing, finance and legal experts, you will hear successful entrepreneurs talk about their real-life stories of bootstrapping their companies to success.
Topics in this workshop will include:
* Marketing and selling when resources are tight.
* Compensating employees and contractors.
* Managing service providers and other external relationships.
* Stretching your intellectual property dollar.
* Developing creative cash sources.
* Dollars and Dilution – financial and legal aspects of bootstrapping.
You can find out more about this event and register online.