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Articles on strategy, funding, finance, dealing with investors,

planning, exit, and the challenges of growing your company.

August 16, 2018

Business plans written without a strategic financial planning model are a waste of time.

August 8, 2018

We debunk the 90 day myth to raising capital.

July 13, 2018

Do you know the number one enemy of most start-up business failures?

It’s time. How long it takes to get things done. Product development and testing. Legal and regulatory approvals. Negotiating sales. Hiring. Raising capital.

The length of time that these things take is...

July 5, 2018

Are you a magician or pickpocket? Do you get in front of an investor audience, say abracadabra, wave your hands, and hope to transfer money from an investor’s pocket to yours?

Well, most investors will get wise to your attempted sleight of hand before the end of your pi...

June 27, 2018

Do you know how to create pro forma financial statements, key metrics, and calculate valuation, dilution, and ROI? How many strategic financial planning models have you created? One, two, none?

Building a strategic financial planning model, determining cash flow, capita...

June 20, 2018

Your chances of persuading your audience and raising capital plummet if you can’t pass the Straight Face Test, presenting yourself as trustworthy and competent.

So, what do you need to do to pass the Straight Face Test? You need to be grounded, both intellectually and e...

June 13, 2018

Can you pass the Straight Face Test? If not, your chances for raising capital plummet. Why?

Because your face reveals to your audience how you’re feeling when you’re interacting with them. If you're not 100% on your game, investors will read that and shut you down.


June 6, 2018

I can’t stand it! Every day our CEO gets excited, comes up with three or four new ideas, and wants me to make them an immediate priority. She thinks that each one is vital to our success, but she has no idea how much time or resources it takes to get even one of them d...