Revenue-based financing: It’s not your grandmother’s financing scene!

John Hamilton, VFG
Posted by John Hamilton, VFG

In February, I was honored to co-present, with Janice St. Onge of the Flexible Capital Fund, an open conversation about royalty financing, also known as revenue-based financing (RBF), for the Northern New England Women's Investor Network.

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Freeing revenue-based financing from the equity mindset

John Hamilton, VFG
Posted by John Hamilton, VFG

For many businesses that don’t catch the eye of equity investors, revenue-based funding (RBF) can be a powerful growth tool. Unleashing its potential, however, requires a mindset that goes beyond an equity-oriented approach to investment.

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Vested for Growth honored for assistance to businesses

John Hamilton, VFG
Posted by John Hamilton, VFG

Vested for Growth (VFG) was named Business Assistance Organization of the Year by Business NH Magazine in its May 2019 issue.

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Four strategies for increasing staff productivity

John Hamilton, VFG
Posted by John Hamilton, VFG

Since the economic downturn, many leaders have been unable or unwilling to hire additional staff, even as the recovery began to take hold.

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Five ways to find a banker you can bank on

John Hamilton, VFG
Posted by John Hamilton, VFG

A bank relationship that has stood the test of time is a rarity, given changes in the banking profession and difficult market conditions both for banks and for small businesses.

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Balancing the bottom line and the public good

John Hamilton, VFG
Posted by John Hamilton, VFG

The Wall Street Journal published an article a few years back (under the inflammatory headline: “The case against Corporate Social Responsibility”) that presented some interesting perspective on balancing public and private interests when making business decisions.

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Royalty financing and the capital gap

John Hamilton, VFG
Posted by John Hamilton, VFG

I want to spread the seeds of royalty financing—a powerful new deal structure for later-stage companies with healthy gross-profit margins.

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Are we asking too much of bankers?

John Hamilton, VFG
Posted by John Hamilton, VFG

Banks can’t provide for all small businesses' capital needs. Some business owners need an alternative lender or investor.

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