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Presenting to an Angel Investor | How to Start A Successful Business ...

Presenting to an Angel Investor | How to Start A Successful Business ... | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
I was hired the other day to write a business plan for a client who sought angel investment for his hitech business. He gave a me a list of items he wanted me to prepare including complex financial memorandums, share ...
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Great article about what not to include in your first investor presentation - have your detailed business plan and financials to hand but don't swamp with detail first time round....

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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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MyAllergy, Freedom from Food Allergies

MyAllergy, Freedom from Food Allergies | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
MyAllergy will be the preferred online destination fro for allergy sufferers who want freedom from hassle and anxiety when purchasing food that is safe
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Suffering Allergies? We are Working with MyAllergy to Make Buying Safe Food Easier - Launching 2015

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What Makes Your Business Strategy Work?

What Makes Your Business Strategy Work? | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
First, you need to understand the difference between strategy and tactics. State your goal – for example, getting to the meeting in the shortest time possible. Your strategy might be to avoid bad t…

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Having a business plan is all about executing on your business strategy. Take a look at some basic guidance here about what makes a business strategy work......

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9 Tips For Growing A Successful Business

9 Tips For Growing A Successful Business | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Give your business what it needs to thrive and it will reward you for years to come.
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More big companies are partnering with startups. Here's how your startup can fit in | VentureBeat | Entrepreneur | by Jordan Novet

More big companies are partnering with startups. Here's how your startup can fit in | VentureBeat | Entrepreneur | by Jordan Novet | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
The U.S. is a “Shark Tank” nation, the United Kingdom is in a “Dragon’s Den,” and India is an entrepreneur heaven. The recent uptick in entrepreneurship is more than a trend but a global spirit of innovation.

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If going this route make sure you research your potential partners in depth for your business plan well and ensure the "Fit" is good with any proposed company.....

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There are more and more initiatives for startups to break through. If not direct funding by VC's or Angel Investors, there is also the opportunity to partner with corporations. They offer what the startup does not have: infrastructure, money, connections, clientele... Startups offer innovation. Win/win? Hopefully.

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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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The Business Plan Team Blog: How Can You Tell Whether You Have A Genuine Business Opportunity?

The Business Plan Team Blog: How Can You Tell Whether You Have A Genuine Business Opportunity? | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
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Before you get to the business of writing a business plan invest time to ensure you have a genuine business opportunity...

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15 Ways to Grow Your Business This Year - The Simple Dollar

15 Ways to Grow Your Business This Year - The Simple Dollar | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Call someone -- a client, a business contact, a mentor. Make a connection. Then put your phone away for at least two hours. Seriously. Photo: Alfredo Cacer
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Some simple steps to  grow your business and work into your business plan..... 

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12 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy

12 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
This post was co-authored with Becky Ross and Shannon Gorman, both MBA students at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

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Strategic elements such as segmentation, targeting, positioning, and all go-to-market activities reflect a clear and consistent understanding of the value the company offers to its customers and how the company seeks to capture value from attracting and retaining these customers over time.

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12 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy - WebTech Group

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Asprey Aviation - Growth in Luxury Concierge Services Worldwide

Asprey Aviation  - Growth in Luxury Concierge Services Worldwide | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it

Asprey Aviation - Experts in elite airport concierge services, Asprey are the leading luxury aviation concierge company – providing the finest high-end passenger solutions at over 460 airports worldwide.

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Another growing business we have been working with to develop a business plan to secure bother funding and growth. Looking forward to hearing of your further successes....

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Before You Write a Business Plan

Before You Write a Business Plan | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Successful entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa spells out the early stages very well in a BusinessWeek special report published in early 2008, “Before You Write a Business Plan.”
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Good advice - still relevant now as it was.

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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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