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While a good idea is usually a necessary ingredient for the formation of a good company, it is not sufficient by itself for any serious investor to fund.
Entrepreneurs, beware of business plan writers who oversell. There are people who sell business plan writing as if the business plan itself — the formatting, the structure, the editing, the production values — will or won’t get investment. And that’s not true. Nobody real will invest or not invest because of the production values of a [...]
Bill Payne had a nice post on gust.com late last month titled Using your business plan, in which he lists the different forms or outputs people confuse with a business plan and sets each one into the proper use context. He defines the elevator pitch, video pitch, executive summary, PowerPoint presentation, and business plan as [...]
A couple of hours ago I posted Reflections on Reviewing 30 Plans on Gust.com in a Day on the Gust Blog at Gust.com. I’m in the process of reviewing 30 submitted businesses for our angel investment group between yesterday and today — yes, I’m a procrastinator — and wanted to share some input that might help [...]
If you’re looking for angel investors, then I have a resource list for you. This is a tiny fraction of good resources, more a “start-here” list than a good list. Start with gust.com’s knowledge section. Gust.com (pronounced like a gust of wind) is a platform for angel investment, grouping together several hundred angel investor groups [...]
Did you miss any of Tim’s posts this past week? Let me just quickly sum up what you might have missed. Are you smart? Have you failed? Read this book. Check out Gust. Save the pie for yourself. Mmmm pie. Gust Streamlines the Angel Investment Process Are you hoping to find angel investment for [...]