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Week 8 Discussion

Week 8 Discussion

Discussion 1:

“Financing Alternatives” Please respond to the following:

  • Imagine your attempt to receive venture capital has failed and you must look elsewhere. Ignoring some specific experience requirements, assess which alternative financing best fits your business venture from Assignment 1. Provide a rationale with your response.
  • From the alternative financing you chose from the discussion above, indicate how this financier might likely approach evaluating your business venture from Assignment 1.

Discussion 2:

“Funding Small Businesses” Please respond to the following:

  • From the first e-Activity, assess the potential pitfalls of potentially passing the Small Business Lending Enactment Act as discussed in the article. Suggest how these pitfalls can be minimized.
  • From the second and third e-Activities, take a position on the long-term affect these alternative financing options may have on small businesses and the economy in the U.S

Discussion 3:

“Security Structure” Please respond to the following:

  • For your business venture from Assignment 1, discuss which is most important to you—the current financial situation or protecting future investors from dilution. Provide a rationale with your response.
  • From the e-Activity, determine the key considerations for developing a customized security structure for the technology business that you researched. Include a brief description of the business.

Discussion 4:

“Security Structures and Enterprise Values” Please respond to the following:

  • Create a scenario of a business that would benefit from using the enterprise method of evaluation. Provide a rationale with your response.
  • A company is trying to raise more funding and is considering two options of convertibility – convertible preferred and straight convertible debt. Evaluate the merits of both options to determine which is more attractive for your business venture from Assignment 1. Provide a rationale with your response.