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Finance for Managers by Harvard Business School Press

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5

Financing Operations and Growth

Funding the Different Stages of Growth

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Start-up financing
  • Financing current operations
  • Financing growth
  • Proper match of assets and financing
  • Typical financing arrangements

THIS CHAPTER PROVIDES a broad overview of how businesses use internal and external sources to finance their operations and growth. Several sections use the financing arrangements of eBay, the online auction company, to illustrate how one company has tapped different sources of capital to fuel rapid expansion.

Start-Up Financing

When Angus McDuff started a woodworking business in 1963, he was well prepared for self-employment. His transition from supervisor at a small wooden-lamp-making concern to proprietor ...

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