Posted by – August 31, 2011
If you’re trying to find angel investors, it’s unlikely that they will fall in your lap. They don’t have name tags and they won’t slip a calling card in your pocket when you’re not looking. You have to go after them, and do it in a ruthless fashion. But when you know how, you’ll be able to find them no matter what city you’re in.
Some people are better than others when it comes to networking, but we all have friends, right? When you need to find angel investors ask every last friend you have if they know someone. The message will soon spread and before you know it someone somewhere will get your message. Read the rest of this article
Posted by – August 29, 2011
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Elevator pitches are an important part of business. If you’ve ever found yourself in a position to use one, you’ll know that it’s harder than reading a few tips from an article online. In the moment, you think back to the advice you were given. But it’s an error and you can’t help but think that the person your pitching your business to is getting bored. They’re shuffling their feet, looking to the corner of the room and nodding without thinking. Can you get them back?
So you’re beginning to bore the potential investor as you pitch your business? This is because elevator pitches are supposed to be sexy, not a string of memorized business lines. Imagine putting yourself in the investor’s shoes. Would you want to listen to this speech?
Elevator pitches can happen anywhere, in an office, at a party, down the road. So it’s good to have the ability to think on your feet. But this doesn’t mean turning into a robot. Relax, tell the potential investors about statistics but make your business opportunity sound like the best thing they’ve ever heard.
While you might just be getting the investors’ attention back, there is still some work to be done. A large majority of people will fail at this moment, but not you. This is because you turn the negatives in to positives and highlight the key objectives. If your company had no problems then you’d already be rich and famous, so during the elevator pitch tell the investor how you plan to overcome the issues. Read the rest of this article
Posted by – August 29, 2011
Finding an investor might sound simple, but it isn’t. There are a series of different strategies and the chances are you’ll need to put them all into action. Just remember that if your business idea is good, they’ll need you as much as you need them. Pitch your business well and you’ll be in a commanding position.
Know Your Plan
Before you start pitching your business and finding an investor, you need to know what you’re looking for. There is a typical angel investor and you should aim your search for the following points.
Income: Exceeds $100,000 Read the rest of this article
Posted by – August 26, 2011
Pitching your business can be a nerve-racking experience. We all remember the time, as children, when we had to make a presentation at school. Your hands would shake and your speech sounded wrong, all this, in front of a room full of people. Though years have passed, your body still acts the same. The only difference now is that you’re pitching your business to potential investors and have the future of your business in their hands. Read the rest of this article