When I think about what set the excellent pitches I’ve seen apart from the rest, it turns out that they all shared some of the same qualities.
It’s pretty funny, actually, how well weight loss and fitness advice translates to managing a business and “trimming the fat” out of your company’s operations budget.
Whether you’re a nonprofit, a new small business, a high-tech startup, or an up-and-running company, and whether you’re looking for a loan or a grant or an equity-sharing arrangement, there is an option for you.
Writer’s block? It turns out that starting and finishing your business plan is a whole lot easier than you thought.
David Calderon, a California high school teacher, was the mentor to two of the BEC Boost competition’s grand prize winners. I had the chance recently to ask David about his successful experience coaching his students. This is what he had to say.
These are my recommendations for how to help your company profile stand out on Gust, so you can successfully grab attention and raise capital.
I’ve been interviewing several candidates over the last few months to fill positions on my marketing team at Palo Alto Software, and I am amazed at the number of people who show up for an interview unprepared. Some may say that it’s generational, but that’s not the case. I’ve interviewed candidates from seniors in college [...]
If you’re raising money for your company and you want to pitch to angel investors or venture capitalists, then there are a few important things to know that savvy investors care about.
Everyone knows the value of word of mouth marketing. It’s a concept as old as dirt, but not something most businesses know how to embrace. The “social web” is a great avenue to allow the people that know and love you (aka, your “Fans”) to promote your business in a fun way. Fans are basically customer evangelists. [...]
Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business opportunity to investors—this is a format I’ve successfully used and seen work for many other first-time start-up CEOs.