As businesses grow, funding needs evolve. Funding a business through the various stages of growth is a complex process as it involves choosing the most appropriate source or a combination of sources (equity, debt, friends, and family, angel, PE, VC etc.).
Benefits of Investors
Involving external investors helps businesses in many ways:
It brings in domain knowledge and technical expertise
Opens up networking opportunities
Provides strategic direction to boost growth
Improves financial decision-making
Helps build credibility and reputation.
Companies require a well-structured leadership team to handle the corporate finance function. Strong financial controls and governance is the key. Further, companies that have external investors have seen significantly higher growth. They are better equipped to take more efficient financial decisions.
According to a recent DNA Money article, Private Equity (PE) backed companies have a 40% higher revenue growth over a five year period vis-a-vis listed companies without PE funding.
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The 7 Growth Drivers to Scale Up Your Business
Here are links to the various Business Growth Drivers:
Stress and worry need not be part of our daily life. There is a simple antidote to your daily stress and worry.
Have you ever felt there must be more to life? Well good news, there is! And it’s right here in front of us. We just need to stop and take notice. The gift of life is here in the present. Learning to be more mindful and aware does wonders for our well-being, whether it’s on our walk to work, the way we eat or in our relationships. It helps us get in tune with our feelings and stops us dwelling in the past or worrying about the future – so we get more out of the day-to-day. Living mindfully adds to our happiness.
Action Ideas: Give yourself a bit of head space. At least once a day, stop and take 5 minutes to just breathe and be in the moment using your five senses. Notice and appreciate good things around you every day, big or small. How do you choose to be more mindful today?
Learning affects our well being in lots of positive ways. It exposes us to new ideas and helps us stay curious and engaged. It also gives us a sense of accomplishment and helps boost our self-confidence and resilience. There are many ways to learn new things throughout our lives, not just through formal qualifications. We can share a skill with friends, join a club, learn to sing, play a new sport and so much more.
What have you learned or tried out for the first time recently?
Action: Do something for the first time today. Sample sushi, try a new hobby, read a different newspaper or visit a local place of interest.
“As long as you live, keep learning how to live” – Seneca
Feeling good about the future is really important to our happiness. Goals inspire us. Goals need to both challenge us and excite us. They help create positive stress or eustress. Choose meaningful goals, take action towards their achievement and enjoy the journey. You will get a sense of achievement and fulfillment by achieving these goals.
Action Steps: Take the first step. Think of a goal you’re aiming for and do one thing to get started. Make a call, fill in that form, tell others.
What do you do when you have everything in the world? Why do billionaires like Bill Gates start a foundation? Once our basic human needs are met then we need to have a life that meets the higher human needs: growth & contribution. If we are to have a fulfilling life then we need to look beyond ourselves and help others. Giving creates a life of meaning and happiness. Giving positively impacts both the giver and the receiver.
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher, and Wharton’s highest-rated professor examines how helping others is a key success driver.
There are many simple ways in which one can contribute beyond just money.
How will you give? What will you give? Watch this video, like, comment and share. Let’s make the world a happier place #HappinessChallenge#Day4#Happiness#RocketFuelForSuccess#Contribution#Giving#Givers
View link to the other days of the happiness challenge below:
People with strong relationships are happier, healthier & live longer. Neeraj shares some simple ways in which you can establish connection rituals to nurture important relationships. Connect with 3 people today. Take the happiness challenge and make the world a happier place.
Like, comment and share. #HappinessChallenge#Day3#Relationships#Happiness
Exercise is an easy and simple way to uplift our mood. The mind and body are connected. Taking care of our body with rest, healthy eating, and exercise is essential to our wellbeing. Neeraj shares a simple exercise that is fun and has multiple benefits. Watch the video, like, comment – how you will lift your well-being today? and share the #HappinessChallenge with others. Let’s make you and the world a happier place!
Here is a link to day 1 of the happiness challenge:
As a society, we have bought into this myth from a young age. In fact, it is ingrained into our culture and it is hurting our success in every area of our life. I share the simple antidote that you can apply immediately into your life to be happier and more successful. If you’d like to be more productive, have 37% more sales, have better relationships, be healthier and more successful in every area of your life then I invite you to take the happiness challenge for the next 10 days!
Today is International Day of Happiness and I wanted to share a topic that I’m very passionate about. I share 10 different ways in which you can be happier over the next 10 days. Join me for the #Happiness#Challenge and be happier in the next 10 days.
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith's 5 most important things in life?
Being the best is never an accident. If you’re aiming to be amazing at what you do – whether it’s your business, your job, or even your relationship – one of the best things you can do is elevate who you study from. I have made it a habit to only learn from the best! Recently I had the opportunity to spend 90 minutes one to one with the world’s #1 leadership coach.
If you google “helping successful leaders,” you’ll notice something strange. Virtually the entire first search results point to one person: Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.
Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal note that Dr. Goldsmith is one of the top 10 leadership and business experts in the world. He’s also the author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (one of my favorite book titles of all time).
I recently sat down with him and asked him questions I’d been wanting to ask for years.
Dr. Goldsmith is one of the few people who can answer these questions. Recently, I sat down to talk with him as part of my Titan Masterminds program to help accelerate success of entrepreneurs.
I want to share one of my favorite parts from our chat. In it, he talks about the 5 things that matter most in life. Trust me you will want to hear what he has to say. Like, comment below and share the wisdom!