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Contact Dr. Dileep Rao to bring any of these webinars directly to your organization customized to meet the challenges your organization and customers face each day.

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Learn Success Intelligently®

Learn the Proven Rules to Create Wealth & Keep It

There are many ways to failure and only a few to success. Learn success from entrepreneurs who have built some of the country’s and world’s great companies.

LESSONS FROM BOOTSTRAP TO BILLIONS: PROVEN RULES TO CREATE WEALTH & KEEP IT

Understand the key rules for success based on Dr. Rao’s landmark study of very successful entrepreneurs who built some of the world’s great companies, including the world’s largest medical device company, the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer, the world’s largest private healthcare management company, and others. It shows you the key rules you can follow to create wealth and keep it.


Build Your Business Intelligently®

Learn the Best Practices of Great Entrepreneurs

Dr. Rao draws on the lessons from world-class entrepreneurs to help you grow your business. Entrepreneurs can learn how these entrepreneurs developed great strategies to dominate their industries, and grew from start-up to profits and from profits to dominance.

PROVEN RULES FOR START-UPS: From Start-up to Profits

Start-ups have a unique problem — they have no history. This causes even experienced executivess to make assumptions that they otherwise would not. Learn how to:

  • Prepare yourself: What helps before you start
  • Find the opportunity: Where to look?
  • Prove the assumptions: Test before you leap
  • Be thrifty: Bootstrap if you want to create wealth — for yourself
  • Focus right: Right Product. Right segment. Right competitive advantage
  • Fail small. Win big. Adjust your strategy: No one is perfect
  • Find the right partners: Only if you need them

PROVEN RULES FOR GROWTH: From Profits to Dominance

As the business grows, you need to grow and adapt to lead the business. Larger businesses cannot be managed like a new venture. Learn to:

  • Monitor and control: From events to process
  • Develop your team: Why you need a team and how to find, recruit, develop, delegate and motivate.
  • Find growth opportunities: Using natural expansions, trends and acquisitions
  • Time your growth and change of control
  • Grow personally: Never stop learning if you want the company to grow

Finance Your Business Intelligently®

Learn to Become Your Own Best Investment Banker

The right financing — right amounts by stage, structure, sources and instruments — can help you CREATE wealth and KEEP it. These workshops help you become your own best investment banker (if you can afford a great investment banker, you really don’t need the money, do you?).

LINK YOUR BUSINESS PLAN TO YOUR FINANCING NEEDS

For your business strategy to succeed, your financing strategy has to support it. Learn how to link your business plan to your financing needs. Learn how to test your key assumptions and develop your financial projections. Determine your cash needs by use, by year and by stage. Learn how alternative business strategies can affect your finance needs.

FROM FINANCING NEEDS TO THE RIGHT FINANCIAL STRUCTURE

After knowing your needs, learn the factors that affect your financing, and the cost and availability of money by stage and use. Learn how your stage affects your options, valuation and instruments. Learn how much debt and below-market financing you should get, and from whom. Should you seek equity, and how to get
it from smart investors? Learn to determine the amounts by type of financing by stage.

FINE-TUNE YOUR FINANCING: FIND THE RIGHT SOURCES & INSTRUMENTS

Learn the various types of sources, their criteria and the best sources of equity, debt and development financing for you. Understand the various types of financial instruments and how you can use them to fine tune your financing. Learn to design your financing structure — the amount of financing by stage, source and instrument to reach your goals.

REDUCE THE AGONY: LEARN HOW TO OBTAIN FINANCING

Raising money is agony for most. Learn how to write your business plan to get financing. Know the types of financing strategies: Private Placement (PP) from institutional sources, PP from individuals, Initial Public Offerings and their time and cost. Understand the factors affecting finance-ability, the hurdles and how to overcome, and your criteria.

AFTER FINANCING: MAKE BETTER DECISIONS TO STEER THE BUSINESS TOWARD YOUR GOALS

You create wealth when you earn a higher return than your cost. Make better decisions with a financial perspective and treat all expenses as investments. Understand how to calculate your internal rate of return. Develop your early-warning system to monitor your business.

Who should attend: These workshops are for entrepreneurs, corporate managers who want a 360 degree perspective of their business, advisors and economic developers.

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