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The Importance of Writing a Business Plan - exploreB2B

The Importance of Writing a Business Plan - exploreB2B | Startups | Scoop.it
Many think the main purpose for writing a business plan is for the presentation to a bank or financial institution for funding. While this may be the case, the ultimate reason should be to ...

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:23 PM

Yes, number one reason, write that Business Plan for yourself!


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How to Incorporate a Competitive Analysis Into Your Business Plan

How to Incorporate a Competitive Analysis Into Your Business Plan | Startups | Scoop.it
If you’re working to get a small business enterprise off the ground, one of your most important tools will be your business plan. This is the document you will show prospective investors that will give them the confidence and peace of mind necessary to hand you their hard earned dollars.
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Most SBME know their busines, what they do. What most require assistance withis the business of the business, which is beyond what they do(the product or serivces they provide). The busines of the busines is the how they do their business, the Financials, HR, Marketing, Legal, etc.

 

There's the challenge and opportunity, why? They're so involved in doing, working in the business many never get to the point of working on their business. Most business plans sit on the shelf collecting dust on in a drawer never seeing the light of day. A living, breathing business plan that is followed, updated, executed is essentail to reach the business full potential. It dosen't matter if you're a start up or been in business for year, the formular for success is the same. Plan your work and work your plan! a workable business plan has an implemetation plan that is very easy to follow has specific duites and responsibilites with action items , who is to to do what where and when. SMART...Specific...Measureable...Acheivable...Realistic....Timeline!

 

The difference between just being in business and having a succussful business is how the busines owner(s) know and do the business of the business. Trusted advisors, consuktants can assist with expertise and guidance , the ulitmate responsiability and accountability is within the owners ability to not only work in the business , but to work on the business.

 

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Know Your Investors: Customize Your Business Plans

Know Your Investors: Customize Your Business Plans | Startups | Scoop.it

The key step in scaling up your venture is to acquire external funding. While newer and more affable avenues of funding are opening up the competition amongst fund seekers are also rising exponentially. Let me be very categorical here, investors whether it’s a bank or a private investment houses like venture capitalists or angel investor are in the business of investing. It has become almost impossible to raise funding just on the idea itself. A lot of factors play before a successful investment deal is made.


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In the same way that you shouldn't send exactly the same CV when applying for jobs with different companies; likewise adapt your business plan to appeal to the relevant investor.

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Start Fund: Yuri Milner, SV Angel Offer EVERY New Y Combinator Startup $150k

Start Fund: Yuri Milner, SV Angel Offer EVERY New Y Combinator Startup $150k | Startups | Scoop.it

Everything just changed in the angel investing world.Two years ago Yuri Milner, through his investment firm DST, disrupted the traditional Silicon Valley venture capital model when he began investing in the hottest startups - companies like Facebook, Zynga and Groupon - at very high valuations and extremely easy deal terms. He looks brilliant in hindsight, with all of his U.S. investments at significantly higher valuations since he invested. Most top VC firms have begun emulating DST's deal structure.Now he's partnering (as an individual, not as part of DST) with Ron Conway's angel fund, SV Angel. And they're making a bold investment move. This evening they've just made a blanket investment offer to every Y Combinator startup in the most recent batch. They're going to invest in all of them. Every single one. And this is the biggest Y Combinator class to date - some 40 new startups.


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Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding | Startups | Scoop.it

The venture capital industry is facing real competition for the first time in decades. Not only that, but the growing battle between venture capital firms and "super angels" presents an amazing opportunity for entrepreneurs trying to build the next big thing.All of this is according to Paul Graham, co-founder of the early-stage investment fund Ycombinator. During a presentation at Startup School at Stanford University earlier today, the prolific investor discussed the state of startup funding with a packed auditorium of students and entrepreneurs. Specifically, he said the funding world has b


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Startup Funding: The Fund-Raising Game Has Changed - 7 Ways To Raise Money For Your Business In 2012

Startup Funding: The Fund-Raising Game Has Changed - 7 Ways To Raise Money For Your Business In 2012 | Startups | Scoop.it

From the article intro: "Startup funds will be harder to come by in 2012, according to hundreds of venture capitalists polled in a recent survey by the National Venture Capital Association.

 

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In spite of the gloomy funding forecasts, there's still hope for entrepreneurs in need of cash in 2012.

 

In fact, small-business financing options outside the venture capital industry are rapidly proliferating in the digital age.

 

With just a few clicks, anyone can pitch a business idea to the growing ranks of angel investors.

 

In addition, a number of Web services now provide platforms for entrepreneurs to raise small sums of money from large pools of people -- a process known as crowdfunding.

 

Even Congress is showing deference toward the Internet's capacity to connect businesses with capital, as lawmakers weigh rule-changes that would allow entrepreneurs to use social networks to sell stakes in their startups. (Under current securities law, entrepreneurs can only solicit donations.)

 

Still, a large share of startup funds continues to flow from the old-fashioned lender that small-business owners love to hate: banks.

 

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So regardless of whether you run a tech startup on the hunt for strategic Silicon Valley investors or you own a local restaurant that's in need of nothing more than a simple bank loan, entrepreneurs must recognize that in the new year, the fund-raising game has changed."

 

Here are the new ways to raise in 2012:

1. Banks

2. Crowdfunding

3. Contest and Accelerator Programs

4. Online Pawn Shops

5. Friends and Family

6. Angel List

7. Revenue-Based Financing

 

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/23/startup-funding-7-ways-to-raise-money-in-2012_n_1161801.html#s563590&title=Banks ;


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Youwho Raises $5 Million To Show You Who You Are

Youwho Raises $5 Million To Show You Who You Are | Startups | Scoop.it

Youwho, an Internet startup very much in stealth mode, has secured $5 million in funding, an SEC filing reveals.


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6 Investor Rationales for Not Funding Your Startup - Business Insider

6 Investor Rationales for Not Funding Your Startup - Business Insider | Startups | Scoop.it
6 Investor Rationales for Not Funding Your Startup
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Investors are looking for a large and growing market, to offset the huge risk of funding a startup.
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Subliminal Influence and NLP

Subliminal Influence and NLP | Startups | Scoop.it

 

What Do We Mean When We Say Something is "Subliminal ?"

 

The term subliminal technically means below the threshold of perception, but this definition is not actually used in practice, because most experts in perceptual psychology and in cognitive science agree that information that is truly below the limen of perception (e.g. too soft, too distant, too faint) is simply not perceived reliably in any way.

 

The loophole in this concept is that we can envision classes of stimuli which are above the basic stimulus threshold for perception, but escape notice for other reasons.

 

A more practical working definition of a subliminal influence that captures the spirit of the way the term is commonly used would be information that influences our behavior without our being consciously aware of this influence.

 

That is, the term is used to mean that we can "unconsciously" understand and act upon a message that we don't notice we have received. This implies some particular way of determining that we have been influenced by the message.

 

The popular use of the term subliminal often implies messages that we can perceive but don't perceive. An example of this would be messages that we aren't directly attending, such as in the experimental model of dichotic listening, where we hear different messages in each ear and try to listen to only one of them.

 

In theory, the message that we are not directly attending is heard "subliminally."

 

The term subliminal can also imply a message and that we cannot consciously perceive at all, such as the experimental model of tachistoscopic images which are seemingly flashed too rapidly to be recognized consciously....

 

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Finding Angel Money is Easier if You Know the Rules

Finding Angel Money is Easier if You Know the Rules | Startups | Scoop.it
Fundraising is brutal. Actually, according to Paul Graham, “Raising money is the second hardest part of starting a startup. The hardest part is making something people want.” More startups ma

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Simple Daily Habits Of The Delightfully Successful

Simple Daily Habits Of The Delightfully Successful | Startups | Scoop.it

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Basic principles we all know yet not always follow...make it your task for one week and see how you feel!!

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7 Questions for an Angel Investor

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Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels, runs a one-of-a-kind training program for early-stage startups. More
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How to 10x Your Growth if You’re a Startup with Early Traction | 500 Startups

How to 10x Your Growth if You’re a Startup with Early Traction | 500 Startups | Startups | Scoop.it

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What's the Best Way to Introduce Yourself to an Angel Investor?

What's the Best Way to Introduce Yourself to an Angel Investor? | Startups | Scoop.it

Firas Raouf writes, "Raising from angels has historically been much different than raising from VCs. Angels have tended to be as inexperienced in early stage tech investing as the entrepreneur who’s raising the money."

 

"In recent years, there has been a resurgence of institutionalized angel groups that are very experienced in VC fundraising or VC investing. That has made angel fundraising pretty close in complexity to raising from a VC. So let’s lay out what you need to prepare before you approach any kind of angel investor."


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Expert interview: 13 questions on Funding & Pitching (part 1) - The NextWomen Business Magazine

Expert interview: 13 questions on Funding & Pitching (part 1) - The NextWomen Business Magazine | Startups | Scoop.it
Expert interview: 13 questions on Funding & Pitching (part 1) The NextWomen Business Magazine Andrea Cockerton, pitch for funding expert Andrea Cockerton, founder of Mudhut Consulting, the Cambridge-based venture market consultancy works with...

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Excellent article, please READ, READ, READ, this is the information start ups need to know, click on the article headline on top!


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Why Angel Investors Don’t Make Money … And Advice For People Who Are Going To Become Angels Anyway | TechCrunch

Why Angel Investors Don’t Make Money … And Advice For People Who Are Going To Become Angels Anyway | TechCrunch | Startups | Scoop.it

My skeptical perspective on angel investing is colored by my 25 years in the venture capital business and the data I use to teach my students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


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6 Important Tips for First-Time Startup Investors

6 Important Tips for First-Time Startup Investors | Startups | Scoop.it

Welcome to the startup Wild West. Angel investing is both exciting and lucrative. What do you need to get started? Read on to find out.


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Raise Funds for your Startup on Crowdbackers and keep 100% equity

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Advisors: Secret Ingredient to Your Startup's Success?

Advisors: Secret Ingredient to Your Startup's Success? | Startups | Scoop.it

My last blog discussed the lean startup and how to plan the funding of your new startup company. When it comes to raising money to fund your startup, sources can include institutional investors (VCs), angel investors or friends and family.


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From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding | Startups | Scoop.it
Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.

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Funding money does not fall into your lap, it takes a good fight to get going.


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Academy of Remote Viewing and Remote Influencing (manifesting) Reality through Time and Space: Home page

Academy of Remote Viewing and Remote Influencing (manifesting) Reality through Time and Space: Home page | Startups | Scoop.it
Outstanding information regarding advanced remote viewing and remote influencing techniques used by intelligence agencies. Learn to read minds and events, Remote Influence (Manifest) your future, and improve health.
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Talking to angels and VCs? Get to 'no' as fast as you can

Talking to angels and VCs? Get to 'no' as fast as you can | Startups | Scoop.it
Startups seeking angel funding shouldn’t be so afraid of the word “no.”

 

By Brian S. Cohen, Chairman of the New York Angels.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:31 AM

You can get a lot of information from 'no'. Just don't waste your time on the ones who are not right for you.

Best tactic: show up with the best business plan you can put together. Then the 'no' will not be about issues related to your presentation or your numbers. It will be about the right fit.


Don't waste the investor's time either, show up with a great business plan.


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Timothy Wright's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:31 PM

Great Advice, VCs and Angels can tie you up waiting for an answer, getting a quick no allows you to move forward with your search and see who is truly interested in getting involved.  Speed is essential for early stage funding.

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How Startup Funding Works - a great infographic - FundedByMe Blog

How Startup Funding Works - a great infographic - FundedByMe Blog | Startups | Scoop.it
Here is startup funding explained in a beautiful infographic - from idea to IPO - courtesy of the Funders and Founders blog site.

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The ABCs of Startup Funding

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Simple Daily Habits Of The Delightfully Successful

Simple Daily Habits Of The Delightfully Successful | Startups | Scoop.it

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5 Things Every New Business Must Have on Its Homepage - Start-Up Smart


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