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What is a Virtual CFO? And how can it help your business?
We get it. Running a business of any size is hard work… and to top it off, the more successful you become, the harder a business is to manage. Did you know that less than 5% of businesses within New Zealand turn over more than $5 million per year? Crazy right? Today, $5m is not […]
Start-ups: looking at financial viability
So, you have been working on a bright business idea for some time, one which could change the world, or at least some part of the world, and now it is time to make it a reality. At some point this will require financial investment, with either personal savings, or it may mean sacrificing the […]
Capital Raising: Where you get it from matters
If you’re running a start-up that’s getting traction, you’re probably somewhere on the capital raising cycle (although there are notable exceptions to this). You might have a bit of angst about the amount of runway you have left before you miss a pay run, and how much time and energy the process is going to […]
Capital Raising – putting our money where our mouth is
This series started with The history of Gilligan Sheppard Capital Raising. GS has been active in the property syndication and start-up capital raising space for quite some time. There are many that know us well. However, there are also many more that do not realise that GS ‘do’ this. The reason many may be unaware […]
Capital Raising – what to expect when first looking to raise capital
Other than going to the bank or approaching family members – how can you raise money for a business? Raising capital refers to an investor who gives funds to assist with starting, growing or managing day-to-day operations. Sometimes you will have a great idea for a business, but not enough money in the bank to […]
Then and now… financial uncertainty
Welcome to 2021. Normally I would write something in December, a reflection on 2020 and what I think 2021 has in store for us. Instead, I wrote an irrelevant piece on losing cell phones. Hope it was amusing. Why did I do this? Because frankly I was at a loss as to what to make […]
The GS history in start-up and private equity funding
Over our 30-something years, we’ve dabbled in helping small companies raise capital. Sometimes they turned into big companies, but sometimes they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Here is an extremely abridged history of where we’ve been… The early years 1989-1995 Not long after GS was formed, we started doing a lot […]