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How do you budget for Social Media Marketing in your Business Plan?

How do you budget for Social Media Marketing in your Business Plan? | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it

To optimize the opportunities behind a social media effort in a business plan, organizations need to commit to budgeting in a consistent and patient way....

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Sensory Perspective raising £1,150,000 investment, EIS tax relief : Crowdcube

Sensory Perspective raising £1,150,000 investment, EIS tax relief : Crowdcube | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Sensory Perspective have developed and manufactured devices which detect and protect from the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) generated from all wireless transmitters...
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One of our clients - top management team, growth market, great product with real value to anyone with a mobile or wireless device.....

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10 Entrepreneur Approaches That Turn Off Investors

10 Entrepreneur Approaches That Turn Off Investors | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Many new entrepreneurs are so excited by their latest idea that they can’t resist contacting every investor they know, assuming the investor will be equally excited and want to contribute immediately.
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Some really useful pointers to avoid for anyone pitching their business plan to investors .....

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Top five reasons why investors don't invest - GrowthBusiness.co.uk

Top five reasons why investors don't invest - GrowthBusiness.co.uk | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it

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Fergal O'Mullane, director at retail tech accelerator Eccomplished, looks at the key issues that prevent investors from backing companies.

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Must ready for anyone raising money from investors for their business plan....

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Size Up Your Investors Before Accepting Their Money

Size Up Your Investors Before Accepting Their Money | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Even though the color of their money is always green, all startup investors are not the same. Struggling entrepreneurs are often so happy to get a funding offer that they neglect the recommended reverse due diligence on the investors.
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Good sound advice when securing investor funding for your business plan ....

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Startup Founders Who Hide Early Work Only Fool Themselves

Startup Founders Who Hide Early Work Only Fool Themselves | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
It’s popular these days for startup founders to operate in stealth mode, meaning no details about the idea or progress are shared with anyone until the big reveal and rollout.
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Seven key reasons for being open about your startup business plan rather than trying to fly under the radar... Beat this in mind when writing your business plan

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Entrepreneurs developing a business plan should consider these points about sharing information....

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Funding Daily: Branson loves Science

Funding Daily: Branson loves Science | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Get all the tech funding news of the day delivered straight to your mailbox! Sign up for Funding Daily and never miss a deal.
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Funding your startup: Crowdfunding vs. angel investment vs. VC - TechRepublic

Funding your startup: Crowdfunding vs. angel investment vs. VC - TechRepublic | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Funding your startup: Crowdfunding vs. angel investment vs.

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Meet The UK Startup That's Taking On Big Pharma — With Digital Medicine - TechCrunch

Meet The UK Startup That's Taking On Big Pharma — With Digital Medicine - TechCrunch | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
TechCrunch Meet The UK Startup That's Taking On Big Pharma — With Digital Medicine TechCrunch The difficulty Hames had in accessing and administering what he knew to be an effective alternative to drugs was the catalyst for founding the startup...
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Virtual Reality Gets A Real Content Studio With Launch Of Alchemy VR

Virtual Reality Gets A Real Content Studio With Launch Of Alchemy VR | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
 In the wake of the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR, and the launch of Sony’s Project Morpheus a week earlier, virtual reality has quickly moved beyond its gaming roots and has seized the imagination of a generation of designers, entrepreneurs,...
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Father and son team raise £500000 for digital fashion concierge service - GrowthBusiness.co.uk

Father and son team raise £500000 for digital fashion concierge service - GrowthBusiness.co.uk | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
GrowthBusiness.co.uk Father and son team raise £500000 for digital fashion concierge service GrowthBusiness.co.uk The CEO of retailer Heal's, a co-founder of FusePump and advertising entrepreneur John Hegarty are amongst a group of angels investing...
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Buffett To Double Down on Renewable Energy Investments

Buffett To Double Down on Renewable Energy Investments | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett briefly lost track of how many billions of dollars his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is spending to build wind and solar power in the U.S. That didn’t stop him from vowing to double the outlay.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 11, 5:19 AM

Good news for the renewable energy sector. Money is starting to pour in from sources we never dreamed of.

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4 reasons bootstrapping can be smarter than raising capital

4 reasons bootstrapping can be smarter than raising capital | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
If you don't take early investment capital, you could wind up building a much stronger, smarter company. Here's why.
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Good insight as to why bootstrapping your business in the early stages will help you build a stronger business long-term and give strength to your business plan when you are raising funds....

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In The World Of Startups, Consultants Need Not Apply

In The World Of Startups, Consultants Need Not Apply | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, consultants have a bad image. Businesses want experienced people who get their hands dirty, rather than experts who give presentations, make recommendations, and disappear.
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What to look for in an expert when you are a business needing help.....  

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5 Things Not to Ask Your Accountant About Your Business Plan

5 Things Not to Ask Your Accountant About Your Business Plan | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
If you’re running a business, your accountant should be your friend, and your advisor — but not on every topic. While I was growing my business from zero to multimillions I got good advice from our CPA and I’m grateful.
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Great advice when speaking about your business plan to your accountants - managing expectations and knowing the right questions to ask.  Remember - "Scientific Wild-Ass Guess. Accountants don’t do SWAG." !

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8 things you should never, ever include in a pitch deck

8 things you should never, ever include in a pitch deck | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.
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Avoid these in the pitch deck that accompanies your business plan..... 

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Ways Your Small Business Can Compete Against Big Retailers

Ways Your Small Business Can Compete Against Big Retailers | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, Bath and Body Works, Mrs.
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A few good points to bear in mind when creating the Marketing Section of your Business Plan....

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Social Media Marketing Agency

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Social Media Marketing Agency | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Today, 90 percent of businesses use social media marketing because of its ability to reach consumers.
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How Up to Date is your Business Plan?

How Up to Date is your Business Plan? | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
“ Ways for entrepreneurs to keep their business plan relevant and use as an important tool in obtaining capital”
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5 Entrepreneur Ideas That Investors See Too Often

5 Entrepreneur Ideas That Investors See Too Often | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
People are always asking me for an inside tip on Internet sites that will be “the next big thing.” Those are hard, since someone has to invent something innovative, but I do have some views on other ideas whose time has come and gone.
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Before you start developing your business plan ensure you really have an innovative idea for a business.... here are some that have come and gone

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Pop-up shops set to boost UK economy by £2.1bn as retail revolution gathers pace - Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas

Pop-up shops set to boost UK economy by £2.1bn as retail revolution gathers pace - Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Study finds short-term retail the fastest growing sector in UK
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TrustLeaf Helps You Structure “Family and Friends” Loans for Your Startup

TrustLeaf Helps You Structure “Family and Friends” Loans for Your Startup | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
You may have heard that borrowing money from family and friends to start a business is a bad idea. Still, the fact of the matter is that many entrepreneurs have gotten their start this way leading to the founding of many well-known brands.
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Lured By The Promise Of Big Data, Investors Pile $33M Into Databricks

Lured By The Promise Of Big Data, Investors Pile $33M Into Databricks | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Apache Spark, with its promise of making big-data software far easier and faster to use, has become one of the most popular open-source software projects. Now Databricks Inc. has raised another $33 million in funding to commercialize it.
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London Technology Week 2014: Why the capital is the best place to grow tech ... - GrowthBusiness.co.uk

London Technology Week 2014: Why the capital is the best place to grow tech ... - GrowthBusiness.co.uk | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
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How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic) | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Take a look at this infographic for tips on how to write a great business plan.
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Why have a business plan and what it needs to contain ... quick reference

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Company Culture Is Part of Your Business Model

Company Culture Is Part of Your Business Model | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
It's up to leaders to set the right example. (How To Make Company Culture Part Of Your #Business http://t.co/smDE2YJ7TB @HarvardBiz #TChat #HR)
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