The 4 steps to pitching investors

The sequence of engaging investors goes something like this… Burke Franklin, Creator: Business Power Tools Author: Business Black Belt Elevator pitch 2-3 page Executive Summary 20-minute PowerPoint presentation Comprehensive Strategic Business Plan How to prepare… Do it in reverse order: Comprehensive Strategic Business Plan 2-3 page Executive Summary 20-minute PowerPoint presentation Elevator pitch The process…

Investor SCAM Alert!

It’s hard enough to find financing for your business let alone worry about being ripped off along the way by scammers preying on your desperation for funding. Here’s a good one that recently came my way… “We are most interested in business opportunities that require equity investment, debt investment and venture capital for start-up or…

Finding the Right Investor

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” ~ Football Coach, Vince Lombardi I’ve written much on business plans, business planning, business plan software (of course),…

Video – Writing your business plan – Revenue Model

What to think about as you edit the “Revenue Model” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your start up or growing company.

Choosing the Right Investors for Your Business

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. Perhaps the single biggest obstacle to raising capital for your business is the idea that investors will be forever breathing down your back… they’ll own you… your entrepreneurial venture, your freedom as you know it… will be over forever. So, the debate rages within…