Self-Finance or Raise Money? A Quandary for Start-Ups
Do you try to attract outside capital early or try to push it back as much as possible with the secret hope that you may never have to surrender an equity for it?
The NY Times explores this dilemma with a look at two different start ups.
The Magic of Recurring or Subscription Revenues
What’s one of the worst things about owning and running a business? It’s the fact that on the first of every single month your revenue resets to zero and you have to restart the process of building sales, reaching break-even, and hopefully realizing some profit by the end of it.
Up until just a few years ago the Recurring Monthly Revenue (aka RMR) model or subscription revenue model, if you prefer, was something associated with large companies and utilities. Think about how your old land telephone company had you locked into sending them a payment on the same day every month. Think about utilities such as the electric company. Then there’s your cable-TV company and your ISP. They all had you paying them on the same date every month.