Bozeman, MT

We see a lot of businesses created every year throughout the state, but sustained growth appears to be hard to come by for new businesses. The main thing that seems to be holding new companies back is the relative scarcity of venture capital in the state. If this is a challenge you’re facing in the Bozeman, Billings or Missoula area, …

How to Sell Your Business

How to communicate the value of you company to investors The first thing to understand is that when meeting with investors, its important to tell a story. In addition to projections and valuations, investors want to hear about sustained success, and exactly what you and your people have done to achieve it. The people involved, and the impact they have …

Use valuation tools to increase business value

Practical Valuation Tools

Even if you plan to own your business for the long term, valuation can and should be considered in the here and now, so you can: Develop an understanding of how valuation can be done Develop an understanding of the value of your business Get a realistic sense of how close the value is to what you hope to sell …

Raising capital with friends and family

Raising Capital for Startups: Strategies for the early stages

You have a marketable idea and a plan in place, and need capital to get your wheels off the ground. In our experience, much of first round funding — referred to here as the seed round — often comes from friends and family. Here’s a few things you need to know about seed round funding: Since startups are seen as …