Capital Formation

Working Capital

To gain access to and manage your Net Working Capital is critical to your firms success. The CED Group can help your firm develop strategies for gaining access to and effective management of your most important financial asset, your net working capital.

Net Working Capital WC) is the lifeblood of any business. The simplest explanation of this figure is given by the formula, WC = Current assets – Current liabilities. In other words, it is the amount of assets available to pay off your short term expenses such as salaries, equipment rental, inventory, and so on. Your assets would be considered your cash, accounts receivable, and inventory. The WC demonstrates the amount of liquid assets that are available to sustain and build you business by measuring your company’s efficiency and short-term financial health. As such, it carries great value to those who might be interested in investing in your business or even purchasing it. As such, managing WC is one of the most important aspects of any business venture.

A positive flow of working capital predicts that you have a good basis for expansion, growth, and business building. You can pay all you short term debts, operating expenses, and salaries with extra to re-invest in your business. On the other hand, a negative working capital, in which you have more immediate liabilities than cash assets, especially as a yearly trend, can be a huge red flag to investors.

When investors want to look at these WC numbers, they are trying to foresee financial difficulties that may lie just over the horizon.

Let us help you think through the strategies you need to assure your business success.

Angel Investing

States (and countries) are increasingly recognizing the value of angel investments and are adopting policies to promote and encourage the formation of angel groups in order to expand early-stage investment Our team of experts understand and can communicate the current trends in angel activity around the world, broad and strategic reasons to encourage angel groups, and the basic tenants of informal capital market preparedness in policy making efforts.

In addition, the CED Group can assist in assuring that these policies and efforts yield the intended results by providing the following services:
   - organizing and promoting seminars on private equity investment for current and potential angel investors;
   - assisting entrepreneurs by connecting them with existing entrepreneurship education regarding angel investing;
   - facilitating the formation of statewide (regional) angel group networks to organize and empower local leadership and build investor knowledge;
   - ensuring that angel investors are well-represented on state (country) economic development advisory boards, along with entrepreneurs, universities, and other industry representatives;
   - identifying and collecting metrics to support documenting the impact of policy decisions; developing targeted efforts to recruit angel investors;
   - developing awareness campaigns highlighting success stories for entrepreneurs who attracted angels and for angels who had positive experiences;
   - creating formal training opportunities for angels such as angel academies and the power of angel Investing seminars;
   - providing model contracts between angels and entrepreneurs; and
   - establishment of co-investment, side car funds to leverage term sheets of angels and angel groups.

Venture Capital

In addition to angel investing, equity crowdfunding and other seed funding options, venture capital is attractive for high-growth enterprises with limited operating history that are too small to raise capital in the public markets and have not reached the point where they are able to secure a bank loan or complete a debt offering. In exchange for the high risk that venture capitalists assume by investing in smaller and early-stage companies, venture capitalists usually get significant control over company decisions, in addition to a significant portion of the companies' ownership (and consequently value). Venture capitalists contribute more than financing to these early-stage firms; they also often provide strategic advice to the firm's executives on its business model and marketing strategies.

The CED Group supports development of public-private partnerships and their subsequent development of institutions that systematically create business networks for the new firms and industries, so that they can progress and develop. These institutions, which include venture capitalists, help identify promising new firms and provide them with access to finances, technical expertise, mentoring, marketing "know-how", and business models. Once integrated into the business network, these firms are more likely to succeed.

Private Equity

reliable business-school is an institution that works according to the international standards of business education. We offer a unique learning conditions - getting new knowledge and skills occurs simultaneously with the formation of a network of business contacts.

reliable adheres to the concept of "Lifelong learning". Knowledge, obtained in high school, is not sometimes enough in a dynamically changing world of business. Highly competitive markets require quick reactions, correct answers, innovative management solutions. Our school has been successfully existing for over 20 years. During this time, 114 large branches of the school have been opened.

Public Equity

reliable business-school is an institution that works according to the international standards of business education. We offer a unique learning conditions - getting new knowledge and skills occurs simultaneously with the formation of a network of business contacts.

reliable adheres to the concept of "Lifelong learning". Knowledge, obtained in high school, is not sometimes enough in a dynamically changing world of business. Highly competitive markets require quick reactions, correct answers, innovative management solutions. Our school has been successfully existing for over 20 years. During this time, 114 large branches of the school have been opened.