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Learn To Pitch BEFORE You Start Raising Capital

It only took about six months of deal flow and a handful of “pitches” before I realized that most entrepreneurs are really, really bad at “selling themselves” and “pitching” their ideas and companies to investors. I cringe every time I listen to a great start-up idea or read a well-written executive summary, and then watch […]

August 20th, 2014

Is Your Public Relations Strategy Outdated?

John Hall is the CEO of Digital Talent Agents, a company that helps experts build their personal and company brand through producing high quality content for reputable publications. There’s one thing that’s consistent in this world: change. This is no less true in business; industries have to evolve to keep up with developing technology and […]

August 20th, 2014

How To Find The Right Venture Capitalist For Your Startup!

This is one match that’s certainly not made in heaven — you’ve got to toil and woo several partners to finally arrive at one that best understands you and your business, and is ready to commit to you in the long term. I’m talking, of course, about your relationship with a venture capitalist. You’ve probably […]

August 20th, 2014

10 Must-Read Startup Tips For Young Brands

Everyone wants a “startup” these days. Everyone wants to be a “founder” with little more than a concept, an LLC filing, some Web real estate, and a dream. But how do you really get it done? In early stage brand building, traction is king. You’ve likely seen the HBO Series “How To Make It in […]

August 20th, 2014

3 Components of an Indispensable Product

What is indispensable? So, what exactly is an indispensable product? I believe you can divide it into three different components: 1. An indispensable product solves an important or meaningful problem. Every indispensable product out there solves important problems for its users. VCs often refer to this as as the “aspirin” vs “vitamin” scenario (whenever you […]

August 20th, 2014