Category Equity Financing

The 7 key components of a perfect elevator pitch

Whether you are trying to raise money for your business or just want to perfect your business strategy, a solid elevator pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goals. An elevator pitch can be delivered either verbally, ideally in 60 seconds or less, or as a one-page overview of your business. Think of the elevator pitch as an executive summary that provides a quick overview of your business and details why you are going to be successful.

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The Business Plan – A Vital Start-Up Step

EVERY new business begins with an idea. So where do you go from there? Depending on whom you speak to there just seems to be a great number of ‘essential’ ‘first steps’ on your way to starting a business. There is no denying, however, that the one step considered most vital for any venture is none other than planning! To quote an often used phrase ‘If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail!’

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Why I need a Business Plan?

While a business plan is a necessary tool for attracting angel investors, venture capital, and bank financing, the business planning process has so much more value to offer than just as a tool to raise money.

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3 common pitching mistakes of business startup owners

Securing funds from venture capitalists or angel investors is one of the most difficult tasks of business startup owners. Not only do they need to convince potential investors that they will benefit from the deal, they are also tasked to convince them to believe in the potential of their ideas.

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The Investor Presentation: Your Chance to Set the Hook

It is fairly well known that no entrepreneur ever received a check after giving an investor presentation and yet, an outstanding presentation is one of the most important tools in the funding tool box. Whether doing an investor presentation one on one or in a group format, it is your chance to make a great first impression, build trust, and establish credibility.

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Writing a Good Business Plan

Your business plan is your roadmap for building your business and it’s the admission ticket for the investment process. In order for you to succeed, your business plan has to be as good as it can possibly be.

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