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Go for the Gold

Follow these 10 steps to impressing investors, and you'll be on your way to the big time.

This story appears in the April 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Last month I told you what not to do if you're trying to get . Here are the top 10 things you should do.

1. Build a real .This seems like a "duh"ism, but few entrepreneurs do it. Most focus on quick flips to an IPO or acquisition. But nothing is more seductive to than a company they can easily imagine having a big impact on the world.

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