The SME Bank Recommends the Bangkok Funding Your Company Workshops

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Mr. Trairath of the Small to Medium Enterprise Bank of Thailand (SME Bank) has agreed to mail a circular to the bank’s business customers suggesting that they attend the Funding Your Company Workshops in Bangkok on September 11 and 12, 2006. It is hoped that the bank’s support will ensure that there is full attendance at these Workshops.

How to Write a Business Plan that North American Investors Will Fund.

The SME bank evolved from the Thailand Government’s Small Industries Finance Office (SIFO) [http://www.smebank.co.th/eng/index.php . In 2002, the Ministry of Finance increased SIFO’s equity to 2,500 million baht and reestablished the SIFO as the SME Bank. Mr. Trairath supervises the venture capital division of the SME Bank.

Beowulf Investments was founded in 1982 to do bridge financings of Canadian companies seeking to become public companies. At that time, it took a company 30-60 days to go public and Canadian laws favored merchant bank investment. After 1984, the laws changed and bridge financing was no longer a lucrative Canadian investment. Over the next 20 years Beowulf Investments evolved into being a traditional merchant bank. In 2001, Mr. Cate founded the Global Village Investment Club. GVIC is the only venture capital club that invests on the Merchant Bank Investment Model [http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=225104 . It’s grown into the largest venture capital club in the world.

Beowulf Investments and GVIC require that any company seeking investment from us use our Business Plan Template [http://home.earthlink.net/~beowulfinvestments/id4.html and that companies located in Asia or North America have had some member of their management team attend the Funding Your Company Workshops. The purpose of this policy is to ensure clear and focused communications. When everyone talks the same language and shares the same goals, a successful company financing is ensured.

The Monday, September 11 Workshop is "How to Write a Business Plan that North American Investors Will Fund." This four-hour workshop discusses the business plan template that works. The workshop explains in detail how to use it to raise money.

The Tuesday, September 12 Workshop is "The "Merchant Banking Investment Model" Workshop." This four-hour workshop explains why operating companies should be seeking their equity financings from merchant banks and not venture capitalists.

Beowulf Investments and GVIC have sufficient equity funds to invest in 50-100 Asian firms. Attending these workshops is a requirement to secure access to this equity finance money. Thai companies interested in attending these workshops can contact Mr. SK (Ken) Kim in Bangkok. His telephone number (66-2) 980-8718. His cell phone number (66-1) 9152184. His fax number is (66-2) 980-8719. His email address: pc00976@anet.net.th For more information [http://home.earthlink.net/~beowulfinvestments/id4.html

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