Looking for actionable pitch advice from successful entrepreneurs and investors? You've come to the right place. From here, you can access articles, download a free "how to pitch" eBook, and find other free resources that will help you craft the perfect pitch for your business. Whether or not you're seeking funding, it's important to know how to succinctly communicate your business model, your market opportunity, and your value proposition.
[caption id="attachment_37368" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Investing in something new is a gamble, so how do you get stores to begin carrying your product?[/caption] What is one tip you have for getting a brand-new product into major retail chains? Getting a new, untried product into the market is tough. Major retail chains may not want to gamble… Read more »
[caption id="attachment_37002" align="aligncenter" width="750"] It can be hard to pitch your startup, but with a little practice, you'll be able to naturally bring it up in social situations—without feeling pushy or rehearsed.[/caption] You’ve struck stones together and you've finally seen a spark. You’ve worked hard to develop your ideas and build something worthy of faith… Read more »
[caption id="attachment_36941" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Boris Wertz. Image credit Flickr[/caption] A few weeks ago I spoke with Boris Wertz, founder of JustBooks, COO of AbeBooks and founding-partner of Version One Ventures. In as much as a scheduled interview with an angel investor can be, talking with Boris about what it takes to spark the interest of a… Read more »
A business pitch or elevator pitch is not only a crucial tool for getting investment, it's also one of the best tools you can use to flesh out your business concept, iterate it through different variations, and find a business model that works and will turn into a profitable company. But, shouldn't you have a… Read more »
[caption id="attachment_36168" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The exit strategy isn't about you, it's about your investors.[/caption] Startups looking for angel investors or venture capital (VC) absolutely need an exit strategy because investors require it. The exit is what gives them a return. Exit strategies related to startup funding are quite often misunderstood: The "exit" in exit… Read more »