I read this Irish business news story today. The story baffles me to be honest. Why or how can a company employ over forty people before they have funding in place? Surely the process should be something like; Get a small management team or group of owners together Compile a good business plan Raise the required funding And only then hire the staff and incur the overhead costs? It's understandable that a company developing new and innovative technology, might employ research and development staff at the outset. But an executive jet service company is not exactly innovative.