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Written for entrepreneurs, corporate management and investors, John D. Sanders expands on his philosophies of making companies attractive for outside capital - why to do it, how to do it, when to do it, how to promote it, and what to do with it. Entrepreneurs should gain insight into what makes companies attractive for different types of investors at various stages in a company's growth. Seasoned management, to see how their policies should adapt to the changing needs of employees, suppliers, customers, bankers, and investors with respect to capital needs. Investors, to set standards for the management principles that would be attractive for their investments. All, to understand the changing roles played by investment bankers, advisors, directors and investors with companies as the maturing process unfolds.

Written for entrepreneurs, corporate management and investors, John D. Sanders expands on his philosophies of making companies attractive for outside capital - why to do it, how to do it, when to do it, how to promote it, and what to do with it. Entrepreneurs should gain insight into what makes companies attractive for different types of investors at various stages in a company's growth. Seasoned management, to see how their policies should adapt to the changing needs of employees, suppliers, customers, bankers, and investors with respect to capital needs. Investors, to set standards for the management principles that would be attractive for their investments. All, to understand the changing roles played by investment bankers, advisors, directors and investors with companies as the maturing process unfolds.
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United States

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Written for entrepreneurs, corporate management and investors, John D. Sanders expands on his philosophies of making companies attractive for outside capital - why to do it, how to do it, when to do it, how to promote it, and what to do with it. Entrepreneurs should gain insight into what makes companies attractive for different types of investors at various stages in a company's growth. Seasoned management, to see how their policies should adapt to the changing needs of employees, suppliers, customers, bankers, and investors with respect to capital needs. Investors, to set standards for the management principles that would be attractive for their investments. All, to understand the changing roles played by investment bankers, advisors, directors and investors with companies as the maturing process unfolds.

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843-491-6060


Episodes

Preface and Why I Wrote Parables for Entrepreneurs

9/21/2019
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This book has been written in response to the many people who have grown tired of hearing me tell these stories and examples to entrepreneurs, corporate management and investors. I heard, "Write them down so we don't have to listen to you." In putting this series of parables together, I had in mind expounding my philosophies of making companies attractive for outside capital-- why to do it, how to do it, when to do it, how to promote it and what to do with it. Entrepreneurs should gain...

Duration:00:07:39

Ch. 01 Introduction: Small is Beautiful

9/20/2019
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Why owner/managers have a healthy conflict. The importance of establishing firm roots. Background of the author's philosophies. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:06:10

Ch. 02 The Philosophy of Small Business Investing

9/19/2019
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Craps table investing and Wall Street investing. Why small business investing can beat both. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:06:09

Ch. 03 The Parable of the Talents

9/18/2019
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The importance of using capital wisely. Why those who do so will find themselves with even more capital. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:05:22

Ch. 04 Purpose of Parables

9/17/2019
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The mystery to those who believe. The story behind the story. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:01:53

Ch. 05 The Parking Lot Theory

9/16/2019
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Keeping your capital needs within the "impulse" range and "comfort zone" of investors. Using proceeds logically and reasonably. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:02:04

Ch. 06 The Ray Kroc Curve

9/15/2019
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Earn your capital or seek it outside? How outside capital can shorten the time span to success. Why outsiders want to be part of promising new ventures. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:04:06

Ch. 07 The Stagecoach Race

9/14/2019
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How to pick the winning team of "horses." How capital is used as the reins of a business. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:01:58

Ch. 08 The Spreadsheet Philosophy

9/13/2019
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The importance of setting realistic capital targets before making profit projections. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:02:21

Ch. 09 Know Where the Stumps Are

9/12/2019
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Attracting investors means demonstrating experience in managing your venture. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:01:37

Ch. 10 The 3 db Effect

9/11/2019
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The 100% ownership myth. Why judicious amounts of outside capital can multiply future returns. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:02:04

Ch. 11 The Zero Capital Budget

9/10/2019
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How to get capital by proving you don't need it. How to pinpoint exactly how much capital you really need. Why capital should be used only for growth. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:02:02

Ch. 12 Aunt Suzy... Bless Her Heart

9/9/2019
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Why the most likely initial investors are those who know you or your product. How to cultivate their support. How the investment banker or advisor bridges the gap between you and your outsiders. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:03:49

Ch. 13 Only the Pope Could Finance the Sistine Chapel

9/8/2019
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Projects without cash flow can lead to financial disaster. Investors need comfort that you will get products to market. Prove your management abilities first. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:01:50

Ch. 14 Valuing the Back Forty

9/7/2019
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Why realistic valuations are best for growth. How to build your company's value. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:03:34

Ch. 15 Marry Your Best Friend

9/6/2019
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The importance of getting to know your investment advisors. A good rapport also makes the journey to success more fun. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:03:20

Ch. 16 Halitosis Is Better Than No Breath At All

9/5/2019
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The responsibilities of receiving capital. Why capital with obligations is better than none at all. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:02:06

Ch. 17 KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

9/4/2019
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Avoiding overly complex capitalization. Why equity capital beats debt in startup situations. Leaving flexibility for your next round of financing. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:03:00

Ch. 18 Members of the Bored?

9/3/2019
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The major purposes of small company directors. Why they function better when outsiders dominate. How to maximize this valuable collection of talent. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:04:33

Ch. 19 Shake the Dust From Your Feet

9/2/2019
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Market with confidence in your product or service. When to pound the pavement and when to advertise. John D. Sanders www.JohnSanders.com

Duration:00:04:29