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PRODUCTIVE PUBLICATIONS.CA

 

Publishers of Canada's Best-Selling Guides

to Business & Start-Up Financing

LATEST EDITION

 

 

 

Your Guide to Financing Business Growth by Selling

a Piece of the Pie: What's Involved in Going Public,

Crowdfunding, Employee Share Ownership Plans

and Franchising in Canada

 

 

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

 

This Edition has undergone a major revision and will be invaluable if you are prepared to sell a portion of the ownership in your business in return for money.

This book shows you how to finance business growth by selling a piece of the pie. Find out whatís involved in selling shares to the public in an Initial Public Offering (IPO). It covers the types of shares that are publicly traded and the preparations for going public.

This book reviews all the Canadian exchanges. It covers the listing requirements for the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSXV) and the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE). It includes a section on private placements and on stock options as they relate to the Toronto Venture Exchange. It also covers Londonís Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and listing on the NASDAQ exchange in the U.S. It also points out the advantages together with the disadvantages of being publicly listed.

There are new chapters on venture capital and informal angel investors. The chapter on equity crowdfunding has been completely updated to reflect many recent developments together with some of the challenges that face this method of raising money. Another chapter helps you when negotiating with venture capitalists, angel investors and crowdfunders,

Learn how employee share ownership plans work and how they can be used to raise capital; together with the advantages and disadvantages. Find out how some of the provincial governments can help.

Take a look at franchising as a method for financing growth. Consider some of the factors that you will need to take into account.

This book is essential reading if you are an entrepreneur or business owner who wants your company to grow by giving up part of the ownership.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Iain Williamson is an entrepreneur, business consultant and seminar leader. His views have appeared in many newspaper articles. He has also been the guest speaker on a recent CBC Radio phone-in show on starting a business in a recession. In addition, he has appeared on television shows such as: CBC TVís Venture; TVOís MoneysWorth, and Canada Tonight of BCTV and CHCH Television.

Iain spent five years as a financial analyst in the stockbrokerage business and knows the underwriting process. For fourteen years he operated his own businesses in importing, high technology and manufacturing. He now operates Entrepreneurial Business Consultants of Canada and also owns a book publishing business. He holds degrees from Oxford University and from St. Andrewís, Scotland.

 

Your Guide to Financing Business Growth by Selling a Piece of the Pie: ;  243 pages; Softcover;

 ISBN 978-1-55270-884-24;  Canadian $79.95. 

 

 

 

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 CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER 1 Introduction


CHAPTER 2 Going Public: The Initial Public Offering (IPO)

CHAPTER 3 Types of Shares and the Payouts



CHAPTER 4 The Rules of the Game


CHAPTER 5 The Underwriting Process


CHAPTER 6 Stock Exchanges



CHAPTER 7 Listing Requirements For the Toronto Exchanges

CHAPTER 8 Other Considerations in Going Public

CHAPTER 9 Venture Capital


CHAPTER 10 Informal Angel Investors


CHAPTER 11 Equity Crowdfunding


CHAPTER 12 Negotiating With Venture Capitalists Angel Investors and Equity Crowdfunders

CHAPTER 13 Employee Share Ownership Plans

CHAPTER 14 Government Encouragement for ESOPs


CHAPTER 15 Franchising as a Method of Financing Growth

CHAPTER 16 Some Factors to Consider in Franchising


CHAPTER 17 Is Franchising for You?

CHAPTER 18 Self-Financing and Financing From the Public & Private Sectors
 

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