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Creating Risk Capital: A Royalty Fund Solution to the Ownership and Financing of Enterprise by Ian Whalley

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6. Private Enterprises and the Equity Gap

For the vast majority of small-business proprietors, the whole motivation for setting up is being their own boss.

Stephen Alambritis, Federation of Small Businesses [1]

Almost the defining feature of a small business is that it is undercapitalised.

DTI Consultant Graham Bannock [2]

You, the businessperson, must take most of the risk, probably personally – often including losing your house, swiftly followed by your job, and possibly your spouse and your sanity.

Prue Leith [3]

Avoid the lethal combination of overdrafts, discounting bills, hire purchase and leasing agreements.

Robert Gavron [4]

It is unlikely that the debate about the “equity gap” will ever be resolved.

Charles ...

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