Assume that you are considering developing a nationwide chain of women’s clothing stores. You have contacted a Houston based firm that specializes in financing new business ventures and enterprises. Such firms, called venture capital firms, finance new businesses in exchange for a percentage of the ownership.
1. In groups of four or five, discuss the different business strategies that you might use in your venture.
2. For each strategy you listed in (1), provide an example of a real world business using the same strategy.
3. What percentage of the ownership would you be willing to give the venture capital firm in exchange for its financing?