The Finance in Focus is a collaborative effort to apply the principles of finance to everyday life. Each month, the Center will provide insights on how financial decision making has an impact on a particular field. May’s focus is on entrepreneurship.
Money Game: How Entrepreneurs Get Their Money
Brian Tracy: 10 Ways to Finance and Start a Business
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation publishes studies and provides grants to further understand the phenomenon of entrepreneurship, to advance entrepreneurship education, and to promote public policy friendly to entrepreneurship.
Private equity consists of investors and funds that make direct investments into private companies or conduct buyouts of public companies.
Bain & Company: 2013 Private Equity Report
Venture capital (VC) is a kind of equity capital provided to start-up companies that demonstrate long-term growth potential, but that for reasons of size, assets, and stage of development cannot seek capital from traditional sources. A venture capital fund will take on higher risk by investing in an unproven company. If the business performs well, there is the potential for above average returns.