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Alternative Capital for Business Growth – Network & Learn

June 14, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Network and Learn with other Professionals at Station 2 Innovation Bradenton

Don’t miss our topic on alternative capital. Bruce Kamm is one of those out of the box creative thinkers that helps people and companies leverage their alternative capital to improve the way the way they do businesses, transact commerce, and process payments. Get here at 5 pm for our networking happy hour before our speaker event.

Alternative Capital

Just about every person and business has alternative capital that can be leveraged to reduce cash expenses or to pay for products, services, travel or advertising. It just takes some creative thinking to expand your imagination and maximize the benefits alternative capital has to offer.

Whether you can provide a service such as creative writing, blogging, web design, app development, SEO, consulting services, home repairs, landscaping, or even baby sitting, or dog walking, you can monetize your alternative capital.

Startups and new businesses typically have limited cash to get to profitability, or cash flow issues when expenses exceed sales. Using alternative capital, often in the form of an interest free loan, startups, entrepreneurs and businesses can leverage their intellectual or service capital to pay for a multitude of start-up or new business expenses.

For established businesses,  enhancing transactions with alternative capital can achieve liquidity at full value for challenged assets and excess capacity by transforming under-performing assets and underutilized capacity into new sources of revenue, and ultimately into a credit facility that is utilized towards purchasing.

For investors, alternative capital minimizes investment risk, as it enables an investor to put less cash into the deal while maintaining the same equity or debt participation. Angel investors could leverage alternative capital to provide a trade credit facility for their startups and portfolio companies to reduce cash requirement for purchasing and expenses. Using alternative capital instead of cash reduces a company’s cash requirements by replacing cash payments with partial payment in cash equivalent credit.

Alternative Capital comes in numerous transaction formats, and the possibilities are limitless. Integrating alternative capital with creative re-marketing solutions that capture full price for surplus inventory, excess capacity or under-performing assets enables companies to expand their customer base into new markets, or even to do business in countries with unstable currency.

Our Speaker – Bruce Kamm

Bruce is a New York City native and long time resident of Bradenton, FL. He is a specialist in barter, trade, asset management, and alternative capital financial transactions. Bruce is a serial entrepreneur that helps start-ups, entrepreneurs, small and large companies, municipalities, organizations, business networks and barter exchanges by providing software platforms and portals, and enabling execution of traditional and online trade transactions that greatly expand liquidity and bottom line profitability.

Combining domain expertise in the $350 billion alternative capital and trade industry with knowledge of online software, virtual commerce platforms and information services, Bruce architected Reciprio and VirtualBarter, the ultimate online global trade marketplace and trade account management system, which is used by numerous trade exchanges, associations and business networks throughout the world to run and manage their exchange.

Bruce specializes in barter, trade, financial engineering and alternative financing using an entrepreneur’s or company’s excess inventory, capacity or non-performing assets to reduce cash requirements for purchasing and operational expenses. His expertise also includes all phases of real estate development and construction in addition to marketing & promotion and operational cost reduction for the hospitality industry.

Bruce earned the Certified Trade Broker designation from IRTA. He received numerous industry awards including Legends of Barter, the Paul St Martin Award for Outstanding Achievement and the IRTA Executive Director Appreciation Award.

Network, learn and mingle with fellow professionals from Manatee & Sarasota counties and the surrounding area all along the Innovation Coast. We feature informative and exciting events with engaging speakers handpicked from the area’s best and brightest people, all of which will propel your skills and businesses forward. You’ll learn fresh perspectives and about new innovations in technology, business, education, and more. Mark your calendar and be prepared at each session to learn new tools and tactics and arrive early for business networking opportunities.
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June 14, 2016
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