Pitching investors

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Want to Get on Shark Tank? 8 Secrets From the Show's Casting Producer.

Scott Salyers, the supervising casting producer for ABC’s hit show, offers tips for pitching investors.

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail to Secure Funding

The necessity of learning from past failures and adjusting your investor pitch to avoid the mistakes that have led many other startups down the road to failure has never been more important.

5 Things Investors Want to Know Before Signing a Check

Your absolute faith in your idea is not shared by investors but, if you see things as they do, you can persuade them.

3 Angles for Understanding Angels

Entrepreneurs seeking a heavenly relationship with their investors should know three things before pitching their business.

The One Habit That Can Make or Break Your Success

Why simply being on time can help you have it all.

Here's How to Create a Mesmerizing Presentation

Presentations can go one of two ways: be a complete snooze fest or an opportunity to get the audience hooked on your company. Here are a few tips on avoiding the drab in lieu of fab.

Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.

Before you quit your job and cash in your 401(k), take a step back and evaluate.

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Meeting an Investor

You’ve worked hard to negotiate through the right networks and land this meeting. Don’t let a lack of preparation and practice keep you from getting in the game.

4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless.

Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

These tips will show you what not to do when you are presenting your idea to angel investors.

Clock's Ticking: A Simple Tool to Pitch Your Idea in 15 Seconds

If you can't impress in a short amount of time, go back to the drawing board.

To Win a Startup Weekend, Get Excited, But Don't Talk Too Long

A guy named Bubba explains showmanship, brevity and other secrets of mesmerizing investors, even if you have a plain name.

3 Ways To Perfect Your Pitch

If done correctly, pitching to clients, investors and partners can open doors for a startup, helping a company catapult to the next level. If done incorrectly, disaster can ensue.

This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch

No matter how smart you are or how great you startup idea is, one big investor says the elevator-style pitch doesn't work. Here's why.

Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.

The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

Pitching to investors can be a full-time job, but if you prepare yourself for meetings, it can save you precious time.

Letting Investors Know About Your New Venture

Our expert explains how to publicly reach out to investors within the parameters of the JOBS Act.

3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap

Only 7 percent of U.S. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. Let's change that statistic.

8 Simple Steps to Create a Powerful Presentation

If not done correctly, presentations can me a huge waste of time for your audience. Here are eight ways to make a presentation more engaging -- and more memorable.

Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.

If not done correctly, presentations can come off as dull and flat -- making them difficult to sit through. To get your audience more engaged in what you are saying and pitching, add some visuals to spice it up.

The Basics of Pitching Investors

Our expert says having a firm grasp on what will make your company successful is key.

Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Pitching to investors can be a daunting and at times, tough on an entrepreneur's confidence level. Here are a few tidbits of advice on pitching from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that.

Want to be a Rock-Star Panelist? Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach Offers Up Some Tips.

As more and more entrepreneurs are asked to speak on panels, many are feeling anxious on how to make the best impression. In his new book Pitch Perfect, Sheryl Sandberg's media coach Bill McGowan offers up advice.

How to Make Time Work for You When Pitching for Funds

The hour of the day, minutes in a slide and when your idea will pay off will determine whether you'll see any money.

Avoid the PowerPoint Trap by Having Less Wordy Slides

Don't let your slides distract an audience from the message you're delivering.

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