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The One Simple Tool for Transforming Your Relationship With Investors

The One Simple Tool for Transforming Your Relationship With Investors | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

Creating a MAP will take no more than an hour of your time every month and will keep the lines of communication open, ensuring relationships with investors remain strong, and ultimately helping early-stage startups succeed.

Venture capitalists poured an eye-popping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies in 2014 -- the most since 2000. The 2014 total was up 61 percent from 2013 and was more than double the total invested in 2009. But once new businesses have secured funding, how can entrepreneurs foster a strong ongoing relationship with their investors?

As the co-founder and president of monthly subscription service Petbox, I have found one simple tool that can ensure a strong relationship between early-stage startups and their investors: a monthly MAP, or marketing action plan.

The concept behind the MAP is simple: It provides a full report of everything that happened in the previous month and spells out your goals for the next 30 days.

To get the best out of this guide, make sure your MAP is detailed and specific. Bring your investors in on your process and your progress...  Read more: click on title or image.




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"It has been an absolute delight working with you and this will be just a beginning in my relationship with Growthink.
I am very satisfied with my business plan and financial plan. Your work is outstanding."
Michael Mundi
Mundi Homes

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Investors expect to stay in touch and be informed. This tool is excellent and will 'over-deliver' in their eyes.

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Talk Like TED: 3 Unbreakable Laws of Communication

Ideas are the currency of the 21st century. Ideas - persuasively delivered - can inspire people, astonish them and change their lives. This slideshow explores the three laws of communication, breaking down the book Talk Like TED; The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds into three sections. 



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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Very clear presentation. Certainly something to learn here. Apply it when pitching investors.

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