Sources of Funding for Australia's Entrepreneurs

Terjesen, Siri A. & Frederick, Howard (2007) Sources of Funding for Australia's Entrepreneurs.


(from Introduction): It is often said that if entrepreneurs are the engines that drive new companies, then financing is the fuel that propels them. The best sources of funding for the newest firms in Australia are bootstrapping (creative ways of launching a business), informal investment (financial contributions from family, friends, and colleagues), and government funding programmes. Formal or ‘classic’ venture capital funds (including business angels) are usually reserved for com-panies that are already on a high growth track. Beyond this, the growth-oriented entrepreneur will rely heavily on bank loans and other more traditional sources of funding. What exactly are these sources of funding and what is expected of an entrepreneur seeking to secure these funds? It is important to understand not only the various sources of funding, but also the expectations and requirements of these sources. Without this understand-ing, an entrepreneur may be frustrated with attempts to find appropriate start-up financing.

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ID Code: 5628
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Entrepreneurs, Venture Capital, Informal Investment, Debt, Equity, Sources of Funding, Financing, New Ventures, Small Firms, Australian entrepreneurs
ISBN: 9781430302643
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:28

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