Ready To Launch
Seeking Venture Capital? This T.I.P. -- a Team, an Idea and a Plan -- Is Crucial to Follow.
These three critical elements must be in place before you face an investor.
Make More Happen
'Perspective-Taking' and How to Close an Investor in 3 Minutes
Are you watching for those all-important clues? Here's how to do that.
The Tried-and-True Process for Getting Investors to Give You a Straight Answer
You want to hear "yes,'' and you will survive hearing "no,'' but you can't work with a "maybe'' that never ends.
10 Ways to Fund Your Small Business
Equity? Debt? Which one is right for you? (Hint: think carefully before taking loans from friends and family).
Doug and Polly White
The Secret Weapon That Will Make You and Your Business Stand Out in the War of Ideas
And this skill is shared by the most successful business leaders in the world.
Ready To Launch
10 Answers That Will Make Your Startup Plan Worthy of Investment
Having all the answers when you pitch investors will lead them to ask only one question: ""How soon can I sign up?"
Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Must Brave the Venture-Capital Gauntlet
Money-loaded VCs might seem intimidating, but armed with a few tips, entrepreneurs -- even those wrestling with financing for the first time -- can help level the playing field.
How Industry Analysts Can Help Entrepreneurs Raise Money
Getting venture capital funding is a constant game of selling, and it's far easier to sell yourself if independent third-party experts rave about you.
Radicals & Visionaries
The Secret to Impressing the Sharks on 'Shark Tank'
Take it from an entrepreneur who managed to get multiple offers from the Sharks.
10 Essentials for a Persuasive Seed-Round Investor Deck
No deck is perfect but the good ones all succinctly tell investors what they need to know to make a decision.
What a 1990 Chevy Pickup Truck Purchase Taught Me About Raising Capital
I didn't really need the truck back in 1991, but I learned to look for opportunities before I thought it was the right time.
Be Meticulous About Your Investor Funnel to Achieve Funding Success
Persuading investors is a long process of getting their attention, then their enthusiasm. It helps to be methodical.
7 Investor Questions Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Know How to Answer
You have more of a chance of attracting investors if you can speak to these seven critical areas of a new business idea.
How to Land Your Startup's Funding Before You Even Pitch Investors
If you want investors to take you seriously, you need to demonstrate your growth potential and prove you know your market inside and out.
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