Category: Finance

Startup Forecasting - How to easily build your startup financial proforma

Startup Forecasting (the easy way)

Happy New Year and welcome back to my Startup Tip of the Day. I remember being 20 years old, sitting in front of a blank Excel spreadsheet without a clue in the world as to how I was going to build an accurate forecast for my first startup. Without proven revenues or associated costs, the …

How Much Is your Stock Worth - Startup Tip of the Day - Reagan Pollack

How Much Is Your Stock Really Worth?

Startup Tip of the Day   One of the most confusing areas for first time founders is managing the capitalization table, often referred to as the “cap table”.   The cap table outlines all equity owners, the percentage of ownership of stock, debt or convertible debt (debt that turns into equity at a given date …

Learn how to raise venture capital - entrepreneur's edge - reagan pollack

Learn how to Raise Venture Capital – Get the Entrepreneurial Edge™

AD: Become a Startup Financial Wiz in no time with the Entrepreneurial Edge™ Video Series True Story – when I was 20, I was lucky enough to meet a mentor while attending Business School who really helped guide me with the technical aspects of raising investor capital for my first startup. Angelo Santinelli was already …

KPIs - Startups - VC - Reagan Pollack

What KPIs Really Matter for Growth

Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day Happy Wednesday Founders! In traditional corporate finance, you typically learn the 3 most important financial statements: Profit & Loss (P&L) (or Income Statement) Balance Sheet  Statement of Cash Flow A Profit and Loss (P&L or Income Statement) will indicate the overall income, cost of goods sold, gross profit, …

How to increase your company's revenue or sales - Reagan Pollack

The 5 Fastest Ways to Increase your Sales

Happy Tuesday Founders! 👇Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: I speak to a lot of founders who have already launched, and are trying to scale as fast as possible but in a profitable way. One of their main challenges is how to increase their sales without sacrificing profitability. So here’s what I show them: …

The 4 Startup Bottlenecks - Reagan Pollack

The 4 Startup Bottlenecks (and how to break ’em)

Happy Monday everybody. 💡Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: There are four (4) main areas of bottlenecks within any startup company: A. Operational B. Financial C. Social D. Intellectual 🤝Let’s Talk Social >> You’ve heard the expression, “you are the average of the five people you hang out most with”, right? ☝🏼Well, your startup’s …

Burn That Business Plan

🔥Burn That Business Plan🔥 There. I said it. You can thank me later. I talk with way too many founders who believe that if they just spend weeks and weeks researching, writing, and proving with financial charts the projected success of their startup, that it will actually come true. I hate to tell them, but …

Millennial Investing – is our myopic investment thesis affecting ROI?

As a Millennial, now turning 33, I, along with 75 million fellow U.S. Millennials have finally arrived in our growth-focused 30s. No longer 22 and care-free, degree holding, free spirited youths, we now have an objective – namely to “set ourselves up” for our 40s and beyond. In that thread, we have evolved into career …