"John Vinturella takes a "fundamentals of finance" type primer to a whole new level. Filled with stats, tables, case studies, models and pros and cons of various financing options, this comprehensive and practical text is both a refreshing guide and a resource for small business entrepreneurs, students, lenders and investors alike!" - Paul I. Karofsky, Executive Director, Northeastern University Center for Family Business "Raising capital is a dynamic topic that Vinturella and Erickson have dealt with in a real-world up-to-date manner applicable to founders of all types of companies. There are far more capital sources than most entrepreneurs realize and the authors have provided an exhaustive approach that will help direct a capital raising effort and increase its chances of success." - Janis Machala, Managing Partner, Paladin Partners "Experiential in its approach, this book will be a great resource as a guide to the potential entrepreneur while also serving as an excellent text in Entrepreneurial Studies programs and other courses..." - Alva Butcher, Acting Director, School of Business and Leadership, University of Puget Sound "Need money to launch your venture? You need this book. Raising Entrepreneurial Capital will guide you through the intricacies and alternatives for raising money, growing, and harvesting your business venture. It offers practical guidelines and insightful cases that enhance your probability of success." - John B. Elstrott Jr., Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University Raising Entrepreneurial Capital begins where other entrepreneurship books leave off. This book focuses on capital raising for the entrepreneurial venture - it covers the debt vs. equity decision, the options available to new and smaller businesses, and the ramifications of rapid growth on financing. It provides a broad, high-level summary of the subjects that people typically research, such as "How should your company position itself to attract private equity investment?" and "What steps can you take to improve your company's marketability?" Unlike other books of the genre, Raising Entrepreneurial Capital includes chapters on financial management, budgeting, angel investors and the implications of doing business abroad. Dr. John Vinturella is a management consultant specializing in entrepreneurship, and author of "The Entrepreneur"s Fieldbook." He is Scholar-in-Residence in the Division of Business at Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Suzanne Erickson, is a professor of finance at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. In addition to publishing several papers in the areas of corporate finance and entrepreneurship, she has consulted with several start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and non-profits.Vinturella, John B. is the author of 'Raising Entrepreneurial Capital', published 2003 under ISBN 9780127223513 and ISBN 0127223517.