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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Take My Company Public - Private Placement Memorandum - IPO Consultant

By James Scott

The US is a game preserve and the entrepreneur is the endangered species being hunted by political poachers. Don't expect a solution by government bureaucrats that use band aids intended to provide a temporary and sub-modest patch up, only problem is this band aid is suppose to close up a bazooka shot to the chest so don't wait on resolutions that will have a lasting effect.

So what is the solution? When a company is fighting for survival who can they turn to? Two groups that will only hang string you up and hang you to dry are politicians and institutional banks. Both of these sectors of industry are parasites who will eat you from the inside out and then transform into maggots to feast on your rotting flesh.

Strange wording for a financial paper but this is reality. So again, who can you turn to for guidance? That answer is both simple and simultaneously complicated as there are multiple sub sectors of finance each with their own good and bad issues. Seek out a consulting firm that offers turnkey solutions with a contact portfolio that could gag a horse.

To raise money and facilitate quality strategies that will get you from point A to point B a consultant must have contacts with accredited investors, investor relations strategists, market makers, securities attorneys who can bang out 10k and 10q's as well as constructive counsel for mergers and acquisitions to assist in strategic growth. Your consultant also needs to know where to look and uncover powerful strategic partners that can enhance and induce your company's expansion efforts.

Many companies are using a regulation d solution also known as a private placement memorandum which uses the SEC loopholes of Reg D 504, 505 and 506 for pre public fundraising and bypass the 'wild west' factor of the pink sheets and go to a pre NASDAQ trading platform such as the OTCBB. A solid consultant can complete the task but qualifying them should not constitute drilling them on past transactions and other pointless interrogation tactics as this will only push away the good consultants and bring the scumbags in by the truckload as this type of skepticism is something that the fly-by-nights are comfortable with and use to. Instead ask them for a plan on how they anticipate taking your company from the beginning to fund raising stardom.

Their plan should include corporate structuring and strategies, board of directors selection, advisory board selection, acquisitions strategy, SEC auditor, S1 attorney, market maker for your 15c211 and enough investor relations and corporate publicity to force the continental shelf into movement.

Settle for nothing less than strategic and all inclusive consulting solutions when raising capital and going public or you'll find yourself in the precarious dilemma of having your public offering piecemealed with no one to hold accountable at the end of the day and believe me, that is the last place you want to be because those companies end up being shelf corporations that are so riddled with holes you can't even sell them off for a reverse merger.

Get the entire plan from your consultant before signing that contract and moving forward.

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