Deal Files

This page provides access to the documents and materials used in the teaching of Business Planning: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing - 2d Ed.  Access to these materials requires a password provided by us to faculty that have adopted the second edition of the Maynard & Warren casebook, which is available now through Aspen Publishers. 

Available for download are Word versions of a syllabus template and the lecture notes as well as supplemental teaching materials, and forms of the graded writing assignments, including the assignment memoranda and the documents to be reviewed or to be used as precedent in the drafting exercise, with several variations.  We believe these writing assignment materials are a fundamental element of the “integrated learning” teaching innovations that makes our approach to Business Planning unique. 

In addition, for the Graded Writing Assignments we offer sample graded responses and grading rubric forms.  The sample graded response are of earlier versions of the writing assignments, but they still are reflective of what we are seeking to achieve in providing feedback on these assignments.  We will update those of match the updated forms of the assignments.    

If you have your password, please click on any of the following links to go directly to the Syllabus, Lecture Notes, or Graded Writing Assignments pages.  Once you have entered your user name and password, you may navigate freely between the Faculty-Only pages.

If you do not have a password and should, please email us at with your contact information and situation.  We will respond as quickly as possible.