Archive for the 'Business Plans' Category

Angel-Fundable Startup Companies

May 1 2011 No Commented

What do angels look for in new investments?  Read my recent column:   Angel-Fundable Startup Companies in the Flathead Beacon.

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.

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 […]

Writing Effective Business Plans

November 26 2010 2 Commented

Here is an article on Writing Effective Business Plans that I published this week in the Flathead Beacon.

Business Plans: Why Write Them? When to Use Them?

October 29 2010 No Commented

“I have often heard investors state that they do not read business plans, implying that entrepreneurs need not write them. I disagree. Entrepreneurs need to write business plans.”  See Bill’s recent article on business plans.

When to Use Your Business Plan

August 30 2010 one Commented

Entrepreneurs need to know how to use the various forms of their business plans.

Business Plans – Why Write Them?

August 16 2010 No Commented

Business Plans – Why Write Them? Too often you read about investors who suggest to entrepreneurs that business plans are unimportant and they never read them.  I think this is poor advice for entrepreneurs, because business plans are not just written for investors.  Writing business plans forces entrepreneurs to think through and then describe in […]

Angel Group Deal Flow Statistics

February 22 2010 2 Commented

Angel Group Deal Flow Statistics To provide members with a broad selection of opportunities to invest in quality start-up ventures, angel groups encourage and are prepared to manage rather high deal flow.  Here are typical deal flow statistics for angel groups: Most groups encourage entrepreneurs to submit an executive summary or application via the group’s […]