Jim Hansell is a heavily experienced small business operations expert who for the last 20 years has acquired various small businesses for the purpose of increasing their value so they can be sold at a profit. Under his model he owns the businesses outright, or for larger deals, he may have several associates. His skills allow him to participate in the in the world of venture capital without being simply a banker, and he is not constrained by the self-serving rules imposed by venture capitalists. He currently is reinventing a long established manufacturer of embedded business-to-business communication devices.
Jim, an MBA and a CPA, has written two print books on entrepreneurship and small business, plus his recent ebook, Now Is The Time to Form Your Startup. This new book identifies non-traditional sources of financing and working capital, and highlights solutions to a number of pitfalls faced by most small companies.
Now Is The Time To Form Your Startup describes why this is a unique time for entrepreneurs who have a plan for starting their own businesses to raise capital for all types of companies. A new Internet funding concept termed crowdfunding is now available that has no connection to standard venture capital. It can provide capital for any good business proposal in any location throughout the world.