RAISING CAPITAL 101 – CAN’T MAKE CEOSPACE MAY 21st?
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WHAT IS CAPITAL AND WHY RAISE CAPITAL AT ALL?
Capital is permanent money that is exchanged for ownership in your firm by investors. The capital infused into your business works harder than you can work with labor alone. Capital pays for two years or more of ramp up development costs and the enormous cost to repeat and repeat information to your ideal clients to assure they trade with you in sufficient volume to create a growing profit and a potential to resell the venture for wealth.
Capital is used to move from struggling to earn a living in venture that is not a real business. Such ventures are jobs that you own and offer little if any forward resale volume.
Resale price is a feature of how many customers you are serving and a complex ratio of growth factors that define for any industry the ratio of resale price. For example a Dentist may resell their practice for 1.5 times earnings. A dental BRAND with a chain of 25 offices may sell their practice BRAND CHAIN for 5x to 10x earnings depending on the BRAND value and profit – or – wealth versus cash flow.
As the WORK week is the same for both dentists the difference is the PLAN QUALITY. One Dentist learned entrepreneur skill sets and developed a WEALTH PLAN. The other dentist lacked the education advantage in “business” and slaved away over a lifetime for an income plan largely as a “wage slave”.
The WEALTH DENTIST enjoys freedom unknown to the ‘wage slave” dentist an enjoys 21 day cruise vacations all over the world with his family. The Wage Slave Dentist does not enjoy such freedom.
THE WEALTH PLAN is a superior life plan for anyone who is an entrepreneur versus a salary worker. CEO SPACE over time helps the owner of any venture scale to gain education, develop their own leadership options, and opportunities and revise their income plan into a wealth plan. Lifetime membership and regular use of CEO SPACE develops the leader into a more educated planner and success over time as to intention of the program. CEOSPACE is the # 1 ranked business conference in the world by THIRD PARTY PRESS for years and again in 2018 – see CEO SPACE IN THE PRESS TAB – on our web site to confirm claims made on this topic.
WHY RAISE CAPITAL FOR A VENTURE?
Owners raise capital to evolve their plan, develop their business model to maximum potential, execute their plan over time lines, and to off set early year costs to grow market share over geographic ramps until what we call CROSS OVER where profits underwrite forward soaring costs of growth. Owners raise capital to develop and execute forward much more professional plans, to accommodate maximum resale price or IPO’s that make capital partners and owners viable profits for taking risks to grow the venture. Owners raise capital because they desire to service more customers than they themselves can service in a week of time ( wealth planning versus income planning ) and they require capital to develop their product or service and planning to effect the desired service footprint that creates exist plan success.
CEO SPACE education teaches there is nothing to be afraid of in learning to educate yourself on the MASTER SKILL for the entrepreneur – CAPITAL SKILL. Further CEO SPACE educates that as you GROW IT you will GROW YOURSELF as a leader. The IT growing always will grow you into a great leader in your venture. The ZUCK is still growing through today’s challenges. We all grow as it grows us as our service footprint expands.
Ventures either grow or they rot.
Capital helps assure growth plans are realized.
The big emotion is venture owners feel responsible for any future loss to investors that may take place if the market and other factors create a venture loss. That consideration is moral ethical and right minded. Venture investors place suitable sums into venture investing, generally no more than 10% of their income or net-worth in any one year – to any one venture or group of ventures that are higher return in promise and higher risk in reality. Such venture investors can withstand a loss of their investment and well know the risk. The result is fair trade – risk for profit potential that is appropriate without concentration of wealth into high risk.
Education helps the venture owner execute successful capital plans.
In our Blog we can not educate our readers on capital raising world wide in the way CEO SPACE the leading format training for venture owners, on Capital options over a five day live education class with many practice sessions – as you learn by best practices not by lecture or reading alone.
Capital Mastery requires an investment of time to secure the best practices working one on one with qualified security expert law counsel for which there is no substitute – as education is only general and not specific. CEO SPACE recommends in all nations the most comprehensive compliance safe harbor box top rules can be studied in clear education English from the leading 2018 regulatory institution in the world the SECURITY AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OF THE United States OF AMERICA. CEOSPACE capital education provides this web site with the strongest encouragement to our CEO’s to ‘print page” and study the following two exemptions on the easy to make a bookworm favorite page:
Investors are encouraged to look at the SEC Fraud alerts for the scams that make investors prey today. Investor tip: before you invest check the SEC web site.
Issuers ( you selling to investors ) have two choices today.
SEARCH THE SEC WEB SITE FOR
CROWD FUNDING COMPLIANCE
Crowd funding is equity being exchanged for ownership in your venture. Source Funding is KickStarter Indygogo and preselling product ( not stock ownership ) to buyers of that product service or charity donation. CROWD FUNDING is selling investors securities.
WHAT IS A SECURITY:
The SEC web site tells you in PDF files you can download directly and you should.
Generally for education purposes a SECURITY is any form of an agreement between two people in which:
- The person investing will make a gain of any kind
- From the work of the person selling the agreement
This may be profit sharing agreements – or debt agreements – or equity or debt or profit sharing that later converts to debt. You may buy a fractional interest in real estate ( but you are not active in managing your own real estate ) which may be orange groves ( see Howey Case law ) or undeveloped land or oil and gas or anything at all – that agreement is a security .
Your attorney can advise you if you limit your offer of a security ( agreements of any kind fitting this context with zero exception ) to three to five in a short time – you may be exempt from compliance requirements as the isolated transition is not an on going funding scheme. You can’t then offer another isolated transaction – one and your done. Only with security law counsel advice even then as you may still be required to comply with state and federal law.
506 REGULATION D SECTION C EXEMPTIONS
Crowd Funding is a faster lower cost way to raise development first capital ( permanent money ) to fund your growth plans or development phase. Caution – CEO SPACE educates owners to avoid any debt type of security issue to investors until your venture has two sustained back to back profits to support such debt agreements. We call early stage venture debt funding “suicide rounds” due to the failure over decades we have witnessed when attorney’s not experienced in early stage venture funding craft suicide funding rounds only appropriate for more mature entities – such that investors and owners lose. Capital should be permanent money into the venture until sustained profits raising share price are secured in our opinion.
Crowd Funding is limited to $ 1,000,000 in total funding per form C filing. Security law experts can craft compliance rounds of back to back crowd funding coverings over appropriate time lines for legal compliance.
506 Reg D executions permit sums to be raised greater than $ 1,000,000. Crowd Funding can solicit and with qualification except NON ACCREDITED INVESTORS.
Reg D offerings for larger sums required a filing with the SEC and the state the investor and issuer reside in for the larger offering – of a full disclosure document known as a Private Placement Memorandum – a format that repositions your business plan with required legal disclosures to future investors as required by current state and federal law. Expert security law counsel prepare this PPM document and filings with states and the SEC. Any sum can be raised with a PPM 506 C Reg D offering – print the box top rules for these two options from the SEC site directly and study them in any and every nation. Review these exemptions in your procaine state or nation.
Compliance is generally “knowledge + Documentation = Compliance.
CEO SPACE instructs a standard we call OVER COMPLIANCE which provides guidance to over document beyond what is required because OVER COMPLIANCE is not hard and it provides more protection for issues and investors collectively. We adjust this education model to current legal rules published by the SEC and by working with expert law firms who co instruct our education product to business owners. CEO SPACE is working to bring this missing curriculum to major Universities in their entrepreneur degree programs as a missing essential item of advanced education for entrepreneurs world wide.
WHY RAISE CAPITAL ?
Every venture raises capital for reasons to grow faster. Reasons to raise capita include:
- Over coming two year develop to market budgets
- Developing new service or product budgets
- Brand strategy for all consumer touch points missing in so many venture plans
- Packaging to market for superior outcomes
- Sustained two year marketing and Public relation budgets to drive brands to target customers
- Upgrading WEB Sites from place holders to SUPER SITES that drive ideal customer traffic to the web site daily and convert traffic with less clicks to sales
- Two year expanded staff and office growth costs
- Customer service departments missing to many ventures and critical.
- New profit center development
- Accounting and tax planning over two years of growth.
- Consultants needed to sustain growth over years of time
- Legal growing costs as venture grows
- Materials and office supplies
- Transportation and Travel ( cars gas wi fi cell phones bills )
- Technology required for growth including software improved strategies and data bases and security
- http://www.xtremesolution.com anti hacking 24.7 monitoring and consulting over life of venture
- SEC compliance costs and capital raising cost
- CEO SPACE growth support costs to global markets
- Market share development cost
- Rebranding cost to upgrade market penetration
- Continual product or service enhancement develop cost keeping consumer value higher year to year always
- Miscellaneous unforeseen costs over time – cash reserves
- Owner salary and staffing until profits pay for these costs fully
- Other costs not shown here
Capital budgets off set two years minimum of all such costs and typically for solo entrepreneurs run a full $ 1,000,000 when professionally developed, and more for larger plan executions. Chose your exemption filing to raise capital with these aspects of WHY RAISE CAPITAL in mind.
Entrepreneur Gold Rule – Solo Entrepreneurs seldom reach goal attainment ind desired time lines ( years of life time spent ) via earnings alone – capital shrinks costs and shrinks time to reach venture plan goal attainment – which is WHY owners acquire the education to raise capital in the first place.
Capital is NOT HARD capital is just NEW and frankly all of us should learn about CAPITAL IN PUBLIC HIGH Schools. Your High School can phone CEO SPACE and ask for Jessica our public service director to discuss Capital Education for their forward school plan.
Congress in 2016 with the SEC rule Releases enacted CROWD FUNDING via the legislation known as the JOBS ACT President Obama signed into law. The JOBS act creates a faster lower cost ease for ventures to raise first capital to expand and create jobs I America. This new rule set of law is so new attorneys are still acquiring education on these laws and a growing number attend CEO SPACE Monday to Friday capital education to update their practices on most current compliance law as on going education for the bar.
CROWD FUNDING is offered on line through FINRA approved Portals. What is FINRA? FINRA is the self regulatory agency working with authority from the Federal SEC for brokers dealers supervising license security sales agents.
What is a private placement?
A PRIVATE PLACEMENT of a security is an exempt offer of a security not subject to more strenuous compliance regulations of a PUBLIC OFFERING. Private Placements of stock or LLC ownership are offered into the market by the venture owner and their offices and directors.
FINDER FEE’s – Finder Fee’s within current CEO SPACE over compliance education to current checks with SEC enforcement officers in 2018 – conclude that – only officer and directors of VENTURES may offer private placement securities ( agreements in any context set forth above no exceptions ) or via licensed security brokers or their agents. Paying non licensed individuals “finder fee’s” to develop investor contacts can violate or breech your exemption and create litigation where investors can sue for all their money back and typically win – if – you violate finder developing case law. In a growing number of states as abuse in this area is so rampant – states are making it a CRIME to pay finders in private placements – so ignore legal advice that suggest less conservative outcomes and embrace legal experts that guide you to never pay finder fee’s in private placement is our CEO SPACE over compliance education guidance so you sleep like a baby.
Trust your regulatory agencies to protect you and the investor maximally. The BOX TOP RULES for exempt offerings change all the time. Attorney experts who only work in this highly specialized area remain current and keep you in legal compliance. Check back to the SEC government web sit and print pages. The SEC creates ever current PDF files to assist investors – written in clear to understand English of the BOX TOP rules you play capita game knowing. As owners MUST KNOW THESE RULES and it is not HARD it is just NEW – educate yourself. The rules are expressed to assist you not hinder you. Your nation wishes you to grow and create jobs and be successful as an entrepreneur. We live in the AGE OF THE ENTREPRENEUR.
Congress passed new laws and the SEC has made it lower cost and easier to raise rally stage venture capital to grow any business plan into the future. LEARN EARN AND RETURN to the SEC Web Site.
COMPLIANCE BEFORE YOU SOLICIT INVESTORS:
The full current list of FINRA legal portals presently serving those engaged in CROWD FUNDING is presented below for you to make a book mark and to save. In this new exciting CROWD FUNDING space the list grows as FINRA is adding new sites – and next generation sites like http://www.sprowttcf.com and http://www.crowdsourcefunded
Are being added all the time – as prices and service packages vary shop to secure the provider service that gives you the best price and most resonates with you personally. FINRA Audits these sites annually and you may ask if the site you explore has completed a annual audit without flaw to their compliance. Also ask when shopping for:
- All fee’s inclusive without add on”s
- Their full list of services and compliance help
- If they charge issuers equity in stock and fee’s or just fee’s
- Shop sites you can drive to first and visit their offices always a good idea
- Ask how many employee’s they have so you know if staff is present to help you
- Ask how many CROWD FUNDING issuers they have served – how many closed successful rounds of funding if any and if they have references you can check.
- Ask who is their compliance law firm and have your security law expert check with their attorney to finalize your selection of ideal choice.
This area is so new and portals are also knew so shop shop shop to get your own best deal as prices are crashing down as time and industry growth expand in this new market sector of serving business owners.
The full FINRA LIST of approved active portals can be accessed with this web link you SHOULD MAKE A BOOK MARK FOR and check back often. You may also google BEST RANKED FINRA PORTALS as third party press is just starting to RANK leading portals so watch for ranking changes as ever more information is coming both on line to help you: ( and now the link to the full current list from CEO SPACE )
Tip: Make your book mark and shop shop shop. The best practice in this new advancing industry of CROWD FUNDING options.
To execute a CROWD FUNDING offering you will work with expert licensed security legal counsel you engage. The average cost range from $ 3500 to $ 5000 although some charge higher sums. Assure you are working with experienced security law experts who have completed prior CROWD FUNDING offerings with references to those CEO’s you can check with before you retain. Also make sure you hire an attorney you can love. An expert who educates you and keeps you informed versus an attorney ego who keeps you in fear and makes you dependent. Chose wisely.
Now think of legal compliance as an umbrella of knowing box top rules and documenting those rules to avoid a breach of your legal exemption to offer your security ( agreements to buy stock ownership in your firm in exchange for capital as permanent resources for your venture. If you do commit a breach state and federal compliance agencies may explore a customer compliant. The burden is on your documentation to confirm your full legal compliance with the law – those exemption box top rules. It is not hard it is simply NEW. New knowledge for the CEO owner to acquire. A inquirer into a breach is civil not criminal and may resolve with:
- No change – the gold standard and given the millions of offerings a very low % event in the first place.
- A change request.
- A fine if the breach requires that remedy.
- Recision refund to the investor complaining if required.
- A recision to all investors if the breach is more signifiant.
Criminal action can be “referred” by the civil investigation if criminal fraud or theft of money violating criminal laws took place which is unlikely for YOU by percentage of lawful offerings under taken in any one year. Of the six plus million new ventures founded last year most funding was by the exemptions set forth here and not by venture capital firms which typically fund later in development rounds of founding and even then a very small % of venture overall capital.
Crowd Funding Issuers – YOU – are required to execute the following:
- A form C 20 – which complete and reviewed by your security law counsel ( and CEO SPACE encourages no exception to this guidance in over compliance ) the Form C 20 is filed with the SEC and no file fee is required. You may then offer the security in all fifty states to execute your offering up to $ 1,000,000. As most budgets for early stage venture growth or launch require the full sum for any modest two year budget, we encourage venture owners raise the full sum permitted by law to lower overall risk in venture performance in the future.
- A pitch deck of your business plan your slides and any video’s or third party material – reviewed by security counsel – are uploaded to your portal.
- Investors review the CROWD FUNDING pitch deck and Form C 20 full disclosure documents and complete investing on the portal.
- Suitability rules require issuers to accept aggregate venture investing from non accredited investors of no more in total than 10% of their net-worth or 10% of their annual income whichever is greater – and not more for any investor of aggregate $ 100,000 in any one year.
- The offering remains open until the sum is raised or the issuer closes the offering. Again check with security law counsel for specific current rules and read the current rules on the SEC gov web site cited here.
Similar procedures apply in the nations with CROWD FUNDING LAWS. Some nations permit higher than $ 1,000,000 raises in their nations.
Portals can help you and suggest law firms you may wish to explore.
CEO SPACE notes a premium portal with advanced Crowd Funding Compliance automation is the http://www.sprowttcf.com portal worthy to explore.
The lowest cost do it yourself portal in the industry is
CEO SPACE is comfortable with both founders and portals – one premium with more bells and whistles than any of them to date and the other lowest cost and New York based.
You may wish to shop – review new portals nationally and select a portal operator you resonate with – and perhaps that is drive zone where you check out their home office – always another due diligence item we suggest.
THE SEC site and your security law counsel can help you with the box top rule set to remain with a perfect umbrella of documentation and breach free execution of your successful crowd funding offering.
The cost is low and offerings can be completed in ten days or less if you have the information such as your business plan. Never before has it been possible to raise one million dollars so rapidly and so reduced in outlay as to cost to gain capital as a missing resource to your own growth and success planning.
REG D OFFERINGS:
As you may appreciate the box top rules to raise larger sums than $ 1,000,000 dollars have greater compliance time lines and cost to protect the investing public as many millions even tens of millions or more may be raised under these exemptions.
The typical investment in legal retainers for a larger Red D offering, range from $ 35,000 to $ 75,000 – are not uncommon. It can take six months to nine months to complete that work. Reg D issuers who learn about CEO SPACE attend in one measure, to learn the latest box top rules on Reg D compliance for their issues working directly with SEC compliance lawyers on faculty at CEO SPACE. CEO SPACE compliance law firms discount fee’s due to the five time.a year volume of client relationships they develop to an average of $ 15,000 flat rate including blue sky filing compliance ( which we will explain below ) and complete the work in six weeks versus six months. Issuers who shop hard, may match these fee’s and time lines in the market. Assure on larger fundings you work with highly experienced law firms with references in REG D compliance work as the work is specialized in the legal industry.
The compliance work includes:
- A complete business plan your law firm uses to complete the Private Placement Memorandum – and filing RED D forms required by the SEC before you offer to investors.
- A Reg D filing – with SEC with their required filing fee.
- A Reg D filing with filing fee’s in those states your investor resides within and the issuer state
- Complimenting materials and videos
- All reviewed by your legal counsel
The process itself grows you while you develop your capital game plan.
First comes STRUCTURE. You can not catch the rain ( capital ) with a bucket.
Structure or corporate engineering is a pathology of the capital required to effect outcome. CEO SPACE educates “owners” including not for profits on options for structure. Consider this truth first: all advisers are not equal. Attorneys and experts may lack capital expertise in your silo of business. An attorney who does oil and gas offerings or real estate offerings may not be expert at a professional entertainment firm’s structure or a high technology structure.
Structure considers a the budget for two years for every possible ramp up to your advanced and fully develop plan to accelerate growth and market share reach. You wish to consider second and third rounds of funding and assure you keep control of your firm.
You want to pan your ultimate exit either to sell the firm or to go public and consider those forward values with the expert – you select and know has expertise in structure in your silo of industry. This is a critical choice as bad structure harms both issuers and investors over time potentially great structure moderate risk and success.
Take time to resolve the final copy of your Reg D compliance structure and documents. Also review your oral presentation with your security lawyer and in an IPHONE tape recorded world never deviate from your law firm approved final copy.
Tip: When retaining your Reg D law firm assure all fee’s including Reg D filing fee’s are included in one flat rate fee structure. Assure your retainer agreement – includes time lines completion of the work and that you own all your own work product should there be any dispute.
We highly encourage issuers to read the SEC.GOV site information on REG D offerings as a first next step and print those pages to your file.
DOCUMENTATION FOR COMPLIANCE:
CEO SPACE education materials you can acquire in video and audio kits reflect the information provided here, and provide general education always made specific to your issue by your security law firm. Your licensed security authority is the final word on your offering process as general education is always superseded by licensed legal advice and your own client attorney privilege. Your attorney will help you and assist in your compliance during the life of your issue and offering. You can call CEO SPACE at http://www.ceospaceinternational.com
To Order Capital 101 – video lessons on capital education and or audio lesson kits SUPER RUSH SEED CAPITAL.
Both kits provide compliance education, in greater depth, extracted from live CEO SPACE trainings which include practice sessions in structure and in compliance education skill.
You can also register on our web site to gain more skill by attending live classes if you seek to advance your capital skill education.
As documentation is a critical component of capital compliance best practices we suggest include:
- Get an Office Depot box and alpha all investor prospects – to file – including phone – text – and email or mail without omission. If you create nightly aide to memory of any investor communication and print page to that file you assist your attorney in compliance documentation.
- Remain faithful to attorney review of anything investor prospects receive – and our oral approved legal discussion parameters your attorney approved.
- Include passage of time rules you review with your attorney.
- Include verification of suitability and accredited investor qualifications required by state and federal security law for each issue to file.
- Engage attorney’s at close of offerings to assure your investor file box has zero deficiencies and close your offering with a formal sign off from your law firm.
Accredited investors are investors who are verified to have personal income as sophisticated investors of $ 250,000 dollars ( check for current SEC qualifications ) and or a net-worth greater than 1,000,000 dollars not including their personal residence which apply to 100% of your REG D investor community.
CEO SPACE education with SEC law firms, provides options as to how to develop investor relationships under current general solicitation rules, and to qualify investors as to accreditation and suitability. Some web automation services such as our recommended http://www.sprowtt.com FINRA sites, help to document automatically investor compliance qualification and suitability – a huge help to issuers.
You may share and print this blog as one resource of assistance which compliments information you and your attorney will develop for your specific offering to raise capital.
Capital raisiing is lower cost and lower time under the revised rules.
General education provided here is background only and may never supplement the information you must undertake with your security law representation. The final copy for every compliance round of funding flows between the issuer ( YOU ) and your attorney.
We hope this general information and education is useful to capital issuers when approaching a future growth using capital as a missing resource to execute success for your venture and all concerned.
BERNY DOHRMANN – AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO ENTREPRENEURS