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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...

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...

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.

What...

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...

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