Index

Accountability

board of directors
corporate governance
and crisis management
employees
financial decision-making
management
negotiations

Acquisitions

and capital structure
exit strategy
strategic buyers

ACRE (availability, cost, risk, and effect) charts

Adaptability

Alignment of expectations

Alignment of interests

and centers of influence
and financial decision-making
investors

Alliances and financial decision-making

Alpha/beta testing

Angel investors

Antidilution provisions

The Art of War (Sun Tzu)

Asset-based valuation models

Authority

board of directors
financial decision-making
management
negotiations

“Bad money”

Balance of power

Balance sheet

Bank loan guarantees

Bankruptcy

Banks. See also Debt funding; Factoring; Investment banks and bankers

Board of advisors

Board of directors

accountability to shareholders
control issues
and corporate governance
debt holders as members of
election of
ethical behavior
financial decision-making
investor control issues
member qualifications
membership, negotiating
membership as negotiating point
responsibilities to shareholders
role of
size of
as stakeholders
supervisory authority

Budgeting

Burn rate

Business planning. See also Business plans

and control issues
exit strategy. See also Exit strategy
financial planning. See also Financial planning

Business plans

about, App. C
company objectives
contents of, overview
current positioning/traction
customizing
defined problem and solution section
drafting, rules of thumb for
executive summary ...

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