Archive for December, 2010

PowerPoint Pitching to Angels

December 29 2010 2 Commented

Business plans have many forms. When entrepreneurs come to the attention of potential investors, they may be invited to make verbal presentations to a select group of investors. This is commonly accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. Click here for the content that should be included in your PowerPoint pitch to angel investors.

New Workshop Based on Basil Peters’ book, Early Exits

December 20 2010 No Commented

Basil Peters is acknowledged as the first to recognize and document the importance of an early exit strategy to entrepreneurs and early stage investors alike.  In the past few months, Basil and I have developed a ½-day workshop, which has now been delivered on several occasions and is ready for your community. Here is an […]

Video Pitching to Investors

December 15 2010 No Commented

I have written a lot recently about entrepreneurs’ business plans.  Here is an article on the various forms of business plans and when to use them and another on the content of business plans.  But, as Richard Perry recently pointed out, I have not discussed video pitches.  Ok…here goes! Video pitches are elevator pitches designed […]

What Grows An Economy?

December 8 2010 No Commented

Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine has it exactly right in his blog, What Grows an Economy.  Economic growth in the US is a result of entrepreneurial activity.  Entrepreneurs create all the jobs.  In the past fifty years ours has become an entrepreneurial economy.  The US must start thinking more about encouraging entrepreneurs and less […]

A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs

December 4 2010 No Commented

In September, I mentioned I spent my summer developing a new ½-day workshop for the Angel Capital Education Foundation on establishing the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue startup companies.  This workshop has now been delivered several times to rave reviews from audiences of entrepreneurs and angel investors.  Let me tell you a little about it. The […]