Fundraising is No “Bull” or is it? – The Science of Funding Part II
In my last post, I introduced you to the concept of a science for fundraising. By analogy, I described briefly some of the work in trial science as illustrated in the CBS television show “Bull,” which is based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. In trial science, the goal is to select a […]Read More
Raising Capital Is No “Bull”, Or Is It?
Raising capital is no bull Have you ever tried to solve Rubik’s Cube? How did you do? How long did it take? Did you get some outside assistance? It’s a deceptively difficult puzzle, isn’t it? A simple cube, six sides, each side bearing nine smaller sections of the same color. You mix them all up […]Read More
Raising Capital – aka “Meet the Parents”
I’m sure you’re familiar with the old saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Probably you can recall a time in your life when you tried hard to make a great first impression, but the more you tried the worse things went. Perhaps you’ve seen “Meet the Parents,” starring Robert […]Read More
Jedi Mind Tricks to Win Investors
We’ve devoted plenty of time on this blog to look carefully at the idea of developing and deepening investor trust. I encourage you to continue to review these posts and to apply the principles I’ve shared because they work. For those who haven’t spent much time reading my posts on trust, please do yourself a […]Read More
X Marks the Scaling Up Spot – 7 Part Strategy (Part 4)
X Marks the Scaling Up Spot – 7 Part Strategy (Part 3) In my last post, I introduced you to some of the work Verne Harnish has done in analyzing thousands of companies that have successfully mastered scaling up. If you haven’t yet read that post, please do before reading this post — you’ll need […]Read More
How Will You Scale Your Business (Or Not)?
How Will You Scale Your Business (Or Not)? Part 1 We took a brief foray back into the world of the elevator pitch in my last post, in order to celebrate our contest winners as well as to recognize each of you who took the time to craft pitches. So let’s re-set our ongoing context before […]Read More
Be the Pitch King or Queen – The Master Funding Equation
Being the Pitch King or Queen – The Master Funding Equation We’ve been on this journey together for quite some time now. I continue to be inspired by the entrepreneurs like you who find a way to buck the odds and get the funding needed to turn your visions into reality. As I’ve looked back […]Read More
The Perfect Pitch Contest – Do You Have A Winning One?
The Perfect Pitch Contest – Do You Have A Winning One? Let’s have a contest to see who can create the most compelling Perfect Pitch using the method below. The perfect pitch can open doors to hundreds of thousands if not millions in funding. Here is how the contest works. You do your pitch using […]Read More
Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #12 – A Female CEO’s View From the Trenches
Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #12 – A Female CEO’s View From the Trenches If you’ve ever done a major home improvement project (or seen them done on TV) you know that in the midst of the project everything is a mess and looks far worse than it did before you started. A surgeon could tell […]Read More
Entrepreneur’$ Boot Camp Interview 11 – Tested Funding Tip #2
Entrepreneur’$ Boot Camp Interview 11 – Tested Funding Tip #2 Every once in a while I meet an entrepreneur who doesn’t mince words; doesn’t tell me what he or she thinks I want to hear, and doesn’t try to get me to drink his Kool-Aid. I appreciate those meetings because I can’t help people succeed unless […]Read More