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Showing posts with label Money Magnet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Money Magnet. Show all posts

October 10, 2017

Meet William, the youngest reader of Money Magnet

One of the fine women I mentored sent me an uplifting email and photograph featuring the latest addition to her family, sweet William.
William's mother is Farrah Ahmad Solly who is a Rotman graduate close to my heart.  I met Farrah when she was the marketing expert in her group project. The team went on to win the overall competition and Farrah contributed the lion's share to their success. I was impressed with Farrah then and now and I'm now impressed with her dedication to her family.
William Solly, son of Farrah Ahmad Solly
Wiley has a good summary about Money Magnet, It is still being used by Ivey and Ryerson. I get emails from entrepreneurs who used it as their blueprint to access private equity.

More about Money Magnet

The number-one issue for every entrepreneur is Money—getting money, raising money, convincing investors to give you money. Whether you are a start up, a family business, or a $100-million company, your biggest issue is always money.
Money Magnet is the solution to your money worries. It's the complete how-to guide to attracting private investors—debt and private equity—for business founders and owners. It reveals what private investment is and how it works, the benefits and pitfalls, how and where to find it, and how to be successful in attracting it.
Praise for Money Magnet
"Every ambitious private business owner should understand the role of investors and how to attract them. Money Magnet is an indispensible guide to the process."
Austen Beutel, Chairman and CEO, Oakwest Corporation Ltd.
"Don't put another nickel into your business until you have read this book. Money Magnet is Financing 101 for entrepreneurs and owners who want to grow their business."
Greig Clark, Entrepreneur (College Pro Painters and Arxx Building Products) and Venture Capitalist (Horatio Enterprise Fund)
"Money Magnet begins with a startling proposition: some businesses succeed more than others simply because they know how to raise money. By sharing these processes, tools and secrets, Loewen is daring Canadian entrepreneurs to dream bigger than they've ever dreamed before."
Rick Spence, Entrepreneurship Columnist for the National Post and PROFIT Magazine

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Money Magnet, by Jacoline Loewen, published by Wiley.

September 3, 2009

Percent of PE by Deal Size


In its analysis of private equity activity during the first six months of 2009, PitchBook Data, a private equity research firm, reveals that lower and middle-market companies continue to successfully attract PE investment. Through the first half of 2009, middle market deals accounted for 70% of all investments, more than at any time in the last six and half years.

The new emphasis on deals under $50M means more financing options for small and medium enterprise business owners.

Jacoline Loewen, Author of Money Magnet.

May 12, 2009

6 Reasons to Read Money Magnet: Attracting Investors to Your Business

I just finished reading Money Magnet. Thank you for writing/recommending it! The information you shared will save me a lot of time instead of reinventing the wheel. I like reading materials from people like you who can share specific industry insight (eg. when you described what VC Rick wants to see in slides). Some of my key takeaways include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Targeting qualified investors based on their mathematical fit and specifically asking them to clarify their full criteria

  2. How to be investor ready/the legacy investor concept.

  3. An investors’ protection/clauses (ensuring that I negotiate unnecessary ones).

  4. Knowing common pitfalls/key criteria investors like

  5. Ensuring that I answer the 4 investor-ready questions and

  6. Investor-friendly methods of structuring a presentation

December 12, 2008

How to Get the VC to Call

There are certain things, such as resumes, that catch the eye of seasoned pros and get them to pick up the phone and call you.
VCs don’t invest in technology or markets, they invest in people.
If the people stuff goes wrong, it’s hell. They put you through due diligence while at the same time trying to find out what kind of person you are.
When you pitch in, it’s a sociological experiment to see what makes you tick and whether you will be co-operative or will crack.
Probably the most powerful action you can take is to find a referral to a partner in the business. It’s a bit like dating. If someone they trust refers you to a VC, they will take your call. "The question I get asked the most is how to find investors," says Jacoline Loewen, author of Money Magnet. "Owners are better of having a company like Loewen & Partners find them a suitable investor."
Warning: Bad phone manners are an immediate red flag. The VC knows they are entering into a seven-year relationship and they will not waste time with someone who rankles. If they can’t see themselves married to you, it’s a quick, “thank you but no thanks.”