For the past few months, Liz Marchi and I have been developing a new ½-day workshop for entrepreneurs: Financing a High-Impact Venture (in Montana). This new seminar was beta tested in Kalispell at Flathead Valley Community College yesterday morning for 22 enthusiastic participants. Topics covered included capital sources for entrepreneurs, debt versus equity, exits, business […]
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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.
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 […]
Here is an article on Writing Effective Business Plans that I published this week in the Flathead Beacon.
“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.
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 […]
Ten years ago, access to individuals who invest in early-stage companies (commonly called ‘angel’ investors) was hard to come by for entrepreneurs seeking such financing. These days the angel investing landscape has changed. As angels increasingly pool their funds or connect in networks, they are becoming more accessible. That is good news for today’s company builders. […]