Bruce Blechman

Bruce Blechman W61

Founder of The Capital Institute
Bruce Blechman is the author of The Secret to Getting Money in Northern California and co-author of the best-selling book, Guerilla Financing, published by Houghton Mifflin in a number of languages and used in college courses nationwide. Blechman is a nationally recognized speaker and is considered to be one of the country’s top experts on the subject of entrepreneurial finance. He has been a national columnist, author of the monthly column, “Creative Financing” in Entrepreneur Magazine and host of the New Venture Money Show on the Business Radio Network, as well as a guest on numerous radio and TV programs. Articles about him have appeared in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and other national publications. He has taught courses on Entrepreneurial Finance as an adjunct professor, and has been an advisor to the California State Governor and Legislature on entrepreneurial business. He is also the founder of The Capital Institute, a 22-year-old, nationally recognized consulting firm that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs finance their businesses.
  • Finance Majors, Get Real

    Is working for a name investment bank the only career path for aspiring finance professionals? Bruce Blechman explains the world of opportunities...

  • Going Global With SMEs and OTCs

    Investors and companies going global now confront a world where local small or medium-sized enterprises and over-the-counter exchanges are proliferating.

  • Investors Eye a New Private Equity Opportunity

    Permanent capital structures are an opportunity that eliminates many of private equity’s drawbacks for investors.

  • Winds of Change in Entrepreneurial Finance

    The world of entrepreneurial finance has just changed dramatically. Business owners, prepare for an explosion of capital.

  • Legalized It: Investing in Marijuana

    The federal government may soon legalize marijuana. If it does, your window of opportunity to profit from the pot industry could close, writes...

  • Insurance to the Rescue for Early-Stage Startup Risk?

    An exotic type of insurance appears to provide all the upside and none of the downside for startups and their investors. Holy grail or wholly...

  • Highs and Lows of Investing in Pot

    The marijuana industry is growing fast and may one day be as entrenched as alcohol is today, but do your research first before buying into companies.

  • Why You Should Go Public in 2014

    Broker-dealers are willing to pay all the upfront costs in this torrid IPO market, so why not take advantage of it if you need capital to expand?

  • Capital Markets Reawaken in 2014

    New options will make 2014 a great year for raising capital from multiple streams, including crowd funding. Entrepreneurs, take note.

  • Investing With the Other 99 Percent

    Crowd funding and the new globalization give startups anywhere in the world access to capital they never dreamed possible.

  • Finding the Money Finders

    There are armies of “finders” who specialize in searching for people with capital. Now, small businesses, go out and find the finders.

  • Insuring the New Next Best Thing

    Startups will soon be able to raise capital from crowdfunding, but investors might want to look into an innovative insurance product before they...

  • Compromise Needed on Capitol Hill

    With the Republican National Convention gearing up in Tampa, it is a perfect time to discuss how politicians’ better learn about negotiation...

  • The Democratization of Investing

    Something just happened that will affect every entrepreneur in the United States: the American JOBS Act. Crowdfunding for equity has arrived.

  • Seeding a Revolution for Entrepreneurial Capital

    A call for attention and support for an unprecedented opportunity for early-stage businesses and job creation, before it’s too late.

  • Easier Angel Investing for Job Creation

    The simplest way to increase jobs in the United States is to allow more people to invest in entrepreneurial companies that produce the greater...

  • The Practical Entrepreneur

    Rather than taking big risks, most entrepreneurs succeed by taking a far more practical approach, which just shows: it's not necessary to risk...

  • The Benefits of a ‘Living Business Plan’

    A living business plan is more than a piece of paper. It is, instead, something that any investor can see, touch, smell and even taste. Here’s...

  • An Innovative Way to Finance Entrepreneurial Companies

    Revenue Participation Financing is a new way to invest in entrepreneurial companies without having to give up one share of stock to the investor—thus...

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