Should we already know the people who will sit on our board?

1:00AM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 | Reuben Buchanan

If you are just starting out, you should definitely approach the potential board members you already know.

What can I offer to convince some heavy hitters to join my start-up?

5:42PM | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | Reuben Buchanan

When you are starting out, you need to preserve cash, so here are some non-cash ways to attract board members to your company.

Are investors more likely to get involved if you put your own money on the line?

3:07PM | Friday, 25 March 2011 | Reuben Buchanan

That would be a yes! Investors are definitely more likely to fund you if you have invested your own cash. It’s a common question they ask.

Are there trends that indicate where investor money is going?

2:52PM | Thursday, 24 February 2011 | Reuben Buchanan

There is no doubt that 2011 is a good year to be presenting your opportunity, especially if it’s in one of the hottest sectors.

What do I need to do to be “investor ready”?

8:00AM | Tuesday, 24 August 2010 | Reuben Buchanan

As a corporate advisor, I meet with many companies who seek investment capital to help with the growth of their business. But attracting investor capital depends greatly on whether you are “investor ready” or not.

How can I prepare my business and myself for an IPO?

1:22PM | Tuesday, 11 January 2011 | Kate Sallai

If you don’t have a good handle on the ASX, then you won’t know what you are getting yourself into. Listing sounds sexy but for many companies it is not the right growth path.

I’ve been approached about a merger. Should I consider it?

11:24PM | Wednesday, 24 November 2010 | Reuben Buchanan

Maybe as an idea, to maintain some separation the deal should be done like an acquisition – ie. they acquire a stake in your business.

I am looking for an investor. Help!

9:51PM | Wednesday, 29 September 2010 | Reuben Buchanan

Being unprepared when approaching investors is probably the single most common reason why entrepreneurs fail to attract capital.