Hurdle Rate Calculation

A startup business needs to set a minimum return rate it will accept on its investment projects. This rate is referred to as the hurdle rate and can be calculated using the Excel RATE function.

Hurdle Rate Calculation November 20th, 2018Team
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WACC Formula – Cost of Capital

The cost of capital for a business is the average of the cost of equity and the cost of debt. The weighted average cost of capital formula (WACC) takes into account the level of debt and equity finance used to fund a business to calculate its true cost of capital.

WACC Formula – Cost of Capital November 21st, 2018Team
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Business Life Cycle Stages of a Start-up

The business life cycle model uses 4 stages start-up, growth, maturity, and decline to define the different phases a business will experience in its lifetime. Each stage comes with its own characteristics and problems to solve, and the business must determine which stage has been reached in order to be able to plan and forecast effectively.

Business Life Cycle Stages of a Start-up November 22nd, 2017Team
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Retained Earnings Total Assets Ratio

A business can fund it’s operations from both internal (retained earnings) and external (debt and injected capital) sources. The retained earnings to total assets ratio is the ratio of the accumulated retained profits of the business compared to its total assets, and is an indication of the percentage of assets funded by internal resources.

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Angel Investor Funding for Startups

Angel funding is used to provide a startup business with equity investment to fund growth. The angel investor is seeking higher returns for the risks involved and tries to limit the initial valuation placed on the business in order to maximize their equity percentage.

Angel Investor Funding for Startups October 16th, 2018Team
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Bootstrap Finance and Financial Goals

The availability of finance for a startup business determines its ability to expand and grow. By using bootstrap finance the growth will be slower but the value of the business needed to meet the personal financial goal of the entrepreneur will be smaller.

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Discounted Cash Flow Valuation Calculator

The free cash flow valuation calculator can be used to value the operations of a startup up business. The calculator uses the free cash flow generated by the business and discounts this at its weighted average cost of capital.

Discounted Cash Flow Valuation Calculator November 21st, 2018Team
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Crowdfunding and Financial Projections

Crowdfunding is a technique for a business to obtain finance in which small amounts of funding are raised from a large number of people (the crowd). Crowdfunding can be either rewards, debt or equity based depending on the requirements of the business.

Crowdfunding and Financial Projections October 5th, 2016Team
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Cost of Trade Credit Financing

When early payment discounts are offered by suppliers, the cost of trade credit needs careful consideration as the effective interest rate can be very high compared to other forms of finance.

Cost of Trade Credit Financing October 23rd, 2017Team
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Cost of Offering Early Payment Discount

The cost of offering early payment discount to customers needs careful consideration by a startup business as the effective annual rate is normally very high compared to other sources of finance.

Cost of Offering Early Payment Discount October 23rd, 2017Team
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Monthly Lease Payment Calculator

This monthly lease payment calculator works out the monthly payment (Pmt) needed at the end of each month taking into account the cost of the asset (C), its residual value (R), the lease interest rate (i), the number of payments (n), and the number of advance payments (a) required by the lease agreement.

Monthly Lease Payment Calculator October 5th, 2016Team
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