E.B. Howard Consulting’s Funding Menu gives clients an overview of relevant funding for the next 18 to 24 months for your business. We screen, verify, filter, and develop a hand-curated personalized list of non-dilutive funding options specific to you and your long-term growth plans. This highly curated Funding Menu is customized to align with each client’s unique needs (e.g., funding amount, location, market segment, industry, SBA designation, and so much more). Here are three things potential Funding Menu clients should know.
#1 Why is it useful
As a founder, your time is valuable. A Funding Menu that illustrates funding opportunities for the next 24 months takes fundraising research off your plate, freeing you up to do other important tasks. Looking for funding on your own is time-consuming and stressful to an untrained seeker and may not yield appropriate opportunities that align with business needs. A Funding Menu, on average, provides clients with $10M to $85M in potential funding. There is even a video in the E.B. Howard Consulting Knowledge Vault to show clients how to maximize the value of their Funding Menu.
#2 What clients can do with it
Many clients like to sort their Funding Menu to determine key features of funding opportunities. For example, sorting by the highest award amount first or curating the list into the most likely to provide funding to the least likely. The date column is color coded so clients can clearly see when opportunities are close to their deadline. There is also a column for contact information which can help clients reach out directly to the funder with any questions or to see if they are a fit.
#3 How to leverage it
Clients who purchase a Funding Menu are empowered to apply for non-dilutive funding. Unlike equity-based funding (Venture Capital) or traditional fundraising that must be repaid or comes with a fee (crowdfunding, loans), the Funding Menu offers an average of fifty or more opportunities for clients to raise equity-free capital. Obtaining enough capital to grow a small business is a critical feature of what separates businesses that are ultimately successful from those that are not. Without knowing where to look, these funding opportunities can easily pass a founder by. A Funding Menu from E.B. Howard Consulting ensures that small business owners are aware of the unique funding landscape that is relevant to their business needs and allows them to put a plan in place for securing capital.
We work with high-growth startups and organizations that support the startup and innovation ecosystem. We build highly specific non-dilutive funding menus, provide proposal preparation services, and measure outcomes of funding through evaluation. Schedule a consult call with us HERE.