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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...

Being in the details is great for some jobs. For CEOs, it can be a death sentence. We're going to help keep you alive by taking you above the minutia for a flight in a unique aircraft.

Since I became certified to fly gyrocopters last month, I have a metaphor that I like...

In prior posts, we discussed that you need an outline business plan, strategic financial planning model, and a company presentation to raise capital. For each of these pieces, being too “in the details” or too “in the clouds” can cause your raise and company to fail. T...

Last week, we discussed defining your product. This week we’ll take the next steps by taking you through how to reveal and define your 3Cs: Your Compelling Case for Customers™. This starts with determining your product features.

Features

These are properties or character...

Now that we’ve given you a brief overview the Outline Business Plan, let’s get into the details of two of the main components: defining your product and your Compelling Case for Customers™.

Your Product

Defining your product may not sound like a big deal, but it’s a crit...

Know what it really takes to raise capital? An outline business plan is one of the three components that will help you develop your business strategy and prevent you from making major fund raising mistakes. Here's the first article in a series regarding what's...

This is the first in a series of weekly articles focused on business start-up, raising capital, growth, exit, and problems that companies have in these areas. Feel free to substitute the word “service” instead of “product” throughout the series, as concepts apply equal...

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