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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Private Equity Investing – Setting the record straight

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 29 June 2010
We at Blackhawk meet on the average over 500 entrepreneurs a year; and the question that keeps recurring at all times by every one of our entrepreneurs seeking funding is: Why is every private equity fund we meet trying to take advantage of us? We ar...

How smart is your Social Networking?

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 26 June 2010
I am frequently asked by people what I think of social networking at large (having such a high profile on the World Wide Web), how on earth do I have the time to get involved given the incredible pressures I face on a daily basis running Blackhawk Pa...

On Structuring an Earn-out

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 15 June 2010
As you all know, most deals fall apart because companies CEOs/owners (and/or the investors already in the “deal”) are not realistic when placing a value on their respective companies. When there’s a valuation difference between what...

So should you buy your business or build it from scratch?

By : Ziad Abdelnour| 10 June 2010
We at Blackhawk receive and review over 2,000 business plans a year; and the question that keeps recurring at all times by every one of our entrepreneurs seeking funding is: Should I buy a business or rather build one from scratch? Here’s a few point...

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