Entrepreneurs must get through the messy middle (Struggle Zone) of their business and make very wise strategic capital planning decisions along the way or they risk putting everything they worked for at risk.
Bank or Mezzanine Debt where you either need to put your personal life on the line or pay high interest rates. Adds leverage to your business and balance sheet.
Equity with strings, adds more complexity to the governance of your business, possibly lose control of your business, adds more pressure to the team and CEO.
Become an employee and merge with a larger company, lose your brand, your culture and your Entrepreneurial way.
Peer companies work together to share resources, talent & intelligence.
Upgrade to a larger and stronger balance sheet providing confidence and internal capital sources without bank interest rates, loan covenants, and other constraints.
Learn how to liquidate some of your equity (without losing control) and and loan money back to your company for opportunities.
Remove your personal risk associated with capital decisions and gain emotional confidence to make smart decisions for the business.