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The Dating Game: Preparing Your Investor Pitch

The Dating Game: Preparing Your Investor Pitch

| November 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Maybe you’re still immersed in the dating scene. Perhaps you haven’t ventured into that realm for more than 20 years. Either way, if you’re getting ready to pitch investors on your company, you need to practice your wooing skills. Linking up with investors requires you to impress, and there isn’t much difference between a bad […]

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Course: Raising Money for Startups

Course: Raising Money for Startups

| April 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Looking to raise money for your company? It’s a common obstacle for many business owners who need capital to either get off the ground or to expand what they currently have going. This is exactly what entrepreneur & investor, Naval Ravikant wants to help you with in his course for startups. Who is Naval Ravikant? […]

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Stop Pitching! It’s’ NOT Genuine

Stop Pitching! It’s’ NOT Genuine

| February 17, 2012 | 20 Comments

I’m really sick of these startup pitches. Their businesses are usually miles apart, but listening to their pitches make them sound all the same. It’s so damn generic! “So… how do we solve this?” “With out us…users…would be lost…” “We help grow online communities…to reach their full, potential” “This is a $500…million dollar market…If we […]

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Nail the Investor Pitch: Image, Presentation and Content

Nail the Investor Pitch: Image, Presentation and Content

| January 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

You have to be very clear about what type of business you are. One flaw that a lot of potential entrepreneurs display is that of lacking investor empathy – they do not understand what a business investor is looking for. Often, Business Angels will have specialization and experience within one or two industries, as it is […]

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Perfect Pitch: 6 Tips You Can Learn from Student Pitch Competitions

Perfect Pitch: 6 Tips You Can Learn from Student Pitch Competitions

| January 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’ve all seen those embarrassingly bad singers, the ones who’ve never heard of the concept of “perfect pitch.”  They’re off-key for 80% of their performance, and they have a tendency to shriek as they hit high notes.  We cringe as they launch into their awful rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer,” hoping someone will end […]

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How to Overcome Those Doubtful Looks—Your Advantages and How to Use Them

How to Overcome Those Doubtful Looks—Your Advantages and How to Use Them

| July 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

By now you know that in order to create a successful business you will most likely need investors to help your new company get off the ground. The quality of your idea is your backbone to success, but there are other ways to get investors interested. You may initially be concerned that your age will […]

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How to Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch

How to Deliver a Killer Elevator Pitch

| November 18, 2010 | 12 Comments

The elevator pitch is one of the most important elements in starting your business successfully. Picture this: you are searching for funding for your new business, taking an elevator from a big meeting when in walks Donald Trump. What do you do? Do you freeze up when he asks you what you are doing here […]

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Start Your Business Guide to Financing: Angel Money

Start Your Business Guide to Financing: Angel Money

| November 11, 2010

Angel investors can help get your business off the ground so here are the key things you need to know before getting angel money.

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Finding an Investor Starts With Finding Yourself As a Startup, an Entrepreneur, a Person

Finding an Investor Starts With Finding Yourself As a Startup, an Entrepreneur, a Person

| May 27, 2010 | 3 Comments

Entrepreneurs must WANT to succeed rather than NEED to. Enough pressure exists without this added weight. Passion is a trait to be demonstrated and not serve as a talking point, when speaking with and presenting to investors how one presents, deports themselves are just as important as the substance and content of the presentation. The […]

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