Venture capital has been a popular way of funding small businesses, especially start-ups since the early 1990s. Most small business owners today rely on venture capital from private investors when executing business expansion, because it is usually not easy for small Read the rest of this article
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Pitching your business to an investor or a group of investors, is very much like participating in a business context, where the more innovative and viable business gets the top prize — except the prize here is all the money that needed to make a business grow.
Prepare a well structured business plan
Although it is rarely needed to show your business plan at a business pitch presentation, having a good business plan will keep you on track. This is because a business plan should cover all analysis of your company, and serve as a better basis that makes you prepared for any questions that the potential investors might have. The financial reports and forecasts in a business plan is typically what most investors are interested in, and the entire business plan also served to back up those numbers, if questioned.
Link your business to investor’s background and interests
You may or may not know the background of the investors beforehand, but wherever possible, link your business to their background, or areas of their interests. This is because venture capitalists, although are in general willing to take more risks, still prefer investment in some specific areas than other.
If your product is ready for the market, make some revenue before going to this business contest
Just like any other presentation, it is much easier to let numbers speak for themselves at a business pitch. Therefore, it is always better to show some numbers than forecasting the revenue out of theories. It is understandable that start-up companies with limited budget for marketing campaigns don’t make great sales numbers. As a proof of market acceptance, it is essential to have sales before your business pitch.
Now you are a step closer to pitching your business to an investor. Check out pitchyourbusiness.ca today for your chance to meet a group of venture capitalists in confidence and discuss about your business adventure.
What makes the perfect investment pitch? In your business presentation, you may have well considered every possible scenario and put all elements into the business pitch, but often what makes it perfect are the little details.
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Many investors started to think about capital investment in small to medium enterprises than in the stock market. The stock market has been sliding worldwide all summer long this year, and does not seem to be recovering soon due to some major fiscal issues in the US and Europe. And the bond market does not provide a satisfactory yield either. With the US 10-year bond yield below 2% today, there is very little room for price increase and not much incentives for holding the bond to maturity.
Capital investment has higher potential
With that said, capital investments into smaller business have higher potential returns. That’s because although we are having fiscal and financial problems across the world. The general economic condition is comparatively better than previous years. Most small businesses are very lightly affected by the financial markets. However, small businesses are in general more risky than large enterprises, and it is important that an investor makes the right choice.
Choose an industry that you are familiar with
As reported by many analysts, it is very reasonable to believe that some industries, such as health care, are going to expand faster than others. But that by no means tells us all companies in that industry are going to enjoy the same growth. If you are investing in an industry that you are not entirely familiar with, chances are that you cannot practice precise analysis of the company value. Therefore as an investor, one should always look at companies in industries that he understands.
Shop around before making a decision
When it comes to capital investment, each small business is unique. All attributes, such as company value, director’s personality, marketing dedication, etc. are different for each of them. Therefore, it is essential to view more company profiles before setting a target of the type of company you want to put your money in. And that is often easily said than done, because there does not exist a market for small businesses to display themselves side by side for easy comparison. But there are alternatives ways such as a business pitch events. Currently there are a series of small business investment events held at pitchyourbusiness.ca. If you are considering capital investment, contact the Winflow Financial Group today and see what you can take part in businesses with high growth potential.
Many famous newly developed companies in the past decade started with venture capital. As a small business owner, one may ask, do I need venture capital for my business?
The answer is not definite.The following two points are what one will need to consider in order to answer such a question.
Get your business ready for incoming venture capital
As we mentioned previously, small business owners seeking private funding should first prepare their businesses for the business pitch. This includes a clean financial report, good revenue numbers, strong yet reasonable forecast, and the acquisition of potential intercultural properties such as patents and trademarks.
Know where to spend the venture capital and how much growth you will get from it.
This is the part that most people omit. In our experience arranging meetings for small business owners to meet venture capitalists, the investors often ask the question: what do you need my money for? And chances are that the small business owners cannot provide a satisfactory answer. That’s because many have not realized what the venture capital can do for their business. Venture capital, if used correctly, works a lot better than just an addition of working cash flow. As an entrepreneur who seeks venture capital for growth, you should always think of expansion using the investment. Exponential growth is what venture capitalist are really aiming with their money. And it should be the same reason why you need venture capital.
With the above two questions answered, you are not ready to seek venture capital. Check pitchyourbusiness.ca for a chance to present your business to the professional venture capitalists today.
What’s a business pitch? Why pitch your business to investors?
Many may have similar questions when they are first presented with the idea of pitching a business. One of the definitions in dictionaries for the word ‘pitch’ is ‘to set at a certain point, degree, level, etc.’. And that’s probably the closest definition of the word pitch in this context. Read the rest of this article
People nowadays become more familiar with the term venture capitalist. And many small business owners seek the chance to pitch their business a VC for potential capital investment. But it is important to do a thorough company analysis before you present you company to an investor. Read the rest of this article
Where to find investors? How do you find investors? Questions of such are often asked by every small business owner. Funding from investors help a business grow exponentially in a short period of time. We have seen examples such as Google, Facebook, Starbucks and ebay who all used the help from private investors that made them what they are today.
Where to find investors?
Here we refer to the geographic locations of where an investor could be found. And the answer is almost everywhere. Here are a few examples: Read the rest of this article