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Natural Products Consulting Institute Announces Finance Seminar

ANDOVER, Mass. — Getting a company capitalized is perhaps the most difficult, time-consuming and frustrating part of building a business. “Financing Your Consumer Products Company,” a packed, full day workshop will demystify the terms and process and provide insights and tips on how entrepreneurs can improve their odds of successfully obtaining financing. In addition, participants will hear directly from industry-leading entrepreneurs who raised venture capital and then grew and sold their companies, investment bankers, investors and other industry experts.

Topics include: determining financing needs, structuring deals, understanding term sheets, issues and trade-offs pertaining to friends and family rounds, angels, debt, and venture capital. Also covered are key areas such as expected presentation materials, working with investment bankers, building company value, valuation methodologies, exit strategies and more.

The seminar will be led by Bob Burke and Michael Burgmaier. Bob Burke is co-author of The Natural Products Field Manual, and The Sales Manager’s Handbook. Bob is a consultant in the natural and specialty products industry and former VP of Sales and Corporate Development at Stonyfield Farm. Michael Burgmaier is an investment banker (Whipstich Capital), and former consultant (Royal River Associates) and former venture capital investor (CEI Community Ventures) in the food & beverage/ Healthy Living sectors.

Special guest speakers include experts on debt financing, angel investors, venture capitalists, investment bankers and entrepreneurs who have successfully raised capital. This seminar’s speakers include: Featured presenter, Andy Whitman of 2X Consumer Products Growth Partners, Scott Potter, San Francisco Equity Partners, Patrick Finn, Finn Capital Partners, Scott Elaine Wright, LLP, Jeff Church, Suja Juice, and Keith Kohler, President, The K2 Group LLC,

Valued sponsors of the event are: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Whipstich Capital, Upgrade Partners, Bright Design, Whole Brain Consulting, Ignite Sales Management, Force Brands, Anchin, Airline Emporium, and Nutrition Capital Network.

Complimentary cocktail reception on Tuesday following the seminar for Finance seminar and networking attendees

The seminar will be held on May 15, 2018 at The Bar Association of SF Conference Center in San Francisco, CA. The rate is $899. If you register by April 30, 2018, take the early bird discount and save $200. Additional discounts are available for additional people from the same company.

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The Natural Products Consulting Institute was founded in 1998 to provide consulting services, industry resource guides and educational programs for companies bringing natural, organic and specialty products to market. We develop effective sales and marketing plans, assist with budgeting and planning, pricing and programs, building distribution, appointing broker networks, building organizations, assisting with financing and helping to execute strategies for growth.

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