An Executive Summary, in short, is your best summary or synopsis of your business idea, condensed into a few pages, if possible, and supported by other documents.
The 6 Roles of Success and 7 Institutions of Society
Reagan Rodriguez, CEO of 5th Avenue Acquisitions & Venture Capitalists discusses the 6 faces of success and leadership, and how a personal definition of being a man or woman directly affects one's success in these roles. Identification of these roles, and the necessity to be adequate in all of them at the right time and place are critical to one's personal success as a man or woman.
He further discusses the 7 institutions of society and how we need to be making an impact in at least 1 of these institutions. Although, we will most likely have influence in most or all of these institutions throughout our life, we must recognize where we are equipped and called to fight our personal battles.
The 6 faces of manhood / womanhood he lists are:
1 - Student
2 - Friend
3 - King / Ruler / Leader
4 - Lover
5 - Warrior
6 - Mentor
In our lives as leaders, we need to realize that under certain circumstances, and with certain people, we must learn to work well in all of these roles.
Larry Cook, Managing Partner, Texas, shares his vision for the Texas Firm of 5th Avenue Acquisitions & Venture Capitalists at the 2014 Annual, National Conference in Naples, Florida.
The Mission Statement for 5th AAVC Houston is about being committed to exceeding the expectations of the customers they serve.
Overcoming Obstacles in 2015
Pastor Johnny Periera spoke at the 2014 annual conference this last fall about overcoming obstacles, sharing 2000 year old wisdom about growth, overcoming, putting things into proper perspective and becoming a better leader.
Through his message, he uses appropriate humor and examples while showing how a specific passage in the New Testament book of James applies not only to life 2000 years ago, but still applies to our experience in life and specifically in approaching challenges and obstacles in business in the present age. The passage he shared was James 1: 2-8 (NIV) :
Most people who have a vision or a dream of acquiring a large piece of commercial real estate, launching a new company, or getting their idea funded will face all kinds of challenges on the pathway to funding. Knowing what you need in terms of personal finances, experience, solid business plan, pro-formas and executive team are critical in order to be taken seriously by a private investor. The private capital and VC worlds are very different from commercial lending routes, and here are a few things you will need to know to have a better chance at the uphill climb you will face in getting your project funded in 2015.
At 5th Avenue, we are in the business of helping fund projects and visions for people who are serious about being in business for the long haul. We also get a lot of submissions / requests for private monies where the applicant is really not properly prepared for the private funding pathway.
Most projects do not get funded for 1 of 3 major reasons: lack of due diligence funds or commitment, lack of experience, and lack of a solid project / plan.
The Due Diligence Hurdle. . .
You're ready to seek financing for your start-up, acquisition, or rehab project, but are you ready from a private lender's and underwriter's perspective?
There are several "ingredients" necessary for the initial pitch or submission, and whether you pitch in person or you submit your project via email or digital means, presentation and preparation are essential initially, and especially in the follow up documentation.
Recent debates have surged over the statistical declines in oil production in the continental United States. Some experts say that oil production in the Continental US is on the decline, while others say that oil production has not nearly reached its peak. Due to the continuing advancement in hydraulic fracturing and other drilling advancements, it would seem that the favor is on the side of the optimists.
Those who tout that it is on the decline center their beliefs based on the rapidly declining output of oil and natural gas shortly after the shale wells are initially drilled. But that is not the only variable in determining the potential future of oil production in the states.
There is a lot of technical jargon (specialized vocabulary) surrounding the Venture Capital (VC) world, from seed funding to successful exit strategies, and depending on the kind of company you are building, or the project you are working diligently to secure funding for, the roadmap to success for any 2 ventures is never identical. On top of that, with the SEC continuing to develop regulations, perpetuation of finance laws, and terms like 144a Bond Fund, convertible notes, dry powder, etc. one can become quickly overwhelmed when “venturing” into the VC world.