By Gerald A. Benjamin, Joel B. Margulis
Get the enterprise perception that has raised hundreds of thousands in capital investment for over 50,000 entrepreneurs.
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Another study of those companies that have grown to $5 million to $10 million in annual sales indicates that 30 percent grew from start-ups, not xxx INTRODUCTION from companies that were purchased or inherited, or through ownership transfer. In addition, of those companies that closed or discontinued, only 47 percent closed because they were losing money. Fifty-two percent of those companies that closed or discontinued did so while breaking even or showing a profit and were closed for other economic reasons.
More to the point, however, is not the immediate competition but the competition that will surely emerge within three to five years. The discerning entrepreneur anticipates the inevitable competition and the resources those competitors may bring to bear on the market, and also contemplates the barriers that the entrepreneur can erect to the competitor’s entry into the market. A clear understanding of the competitive marketplace is paramount in order to be taken seriously by an investor. Poor analysis can kill your deal!
Requisite skills, driven, worked together, chemistry, experience in industry, pride in enterprise Large market size (qualified buyers and unique market niche) . . . . . . . ✓ Market readiness + need + product appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . ✓ —Is missionary selling required? Competition understood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ✓ —Current—future (3–7 years) —Barriers (beyond price) Established or emerging industry . . . . . . . . . . . . .