Wow, a lot of great comments! I think that most all of you are tracking with my point; I'm not saying financing is bad, I'm just using a creative talking point to challenge our mindset.
My most recent venture accepted Capitol and I don't (entirely) regret it. The point here is that businesses should be thriving and growing because there is legitimate demand and need for their product in the marketplace. Captol infusion should occurr to enable the growth of an already proven idea (proven meaning "already making money").
Great thoughts everyone!
All the best
Tim Pletcher http://www.geargoggle.com