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Trends in Financing.
The Going Public Decision.
Private Placements (Exempt Offerings of Securities).
Traditional Financing: Debt.
Obtaining a Loan.
Joint Ventures and Other Strategic Alliances.
Business Combinations and Divestitures.
Research and Development.
Employee Stock Ownership Plans.