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Organizational Goals and Operations: Single Slide

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Steps On How to Acquire Customers For Your Startup [INFOGRAPHIC] |

Steps On How to Acquire Customers For Your Startup [INFOGRAPHIC] | | Startups | Scoop.it

Step by step guidelines for startups on how to acquire customers.

 

Full image at: http://ijustdid.org/2013/08/customer-acquisition-guide-for-startups/

 

Source: http://onboardly.com/customer-acquisition/the-step-by-step-guide-to-startup-customer-acquisition-infographic/#.UiIpSdJHKo0


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Stephen Van Delinder's curator insight, September 3, 2013 3:27 PM

Very well done infographic on the process of building relationships. 

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We are going to py this to the test using e-cigarrettes which solves the cancer or anti tpbaccp health agenda 

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Etapes à suivre pour attirer sa clientèle potentielle 

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Google+ Post | Dustn.tv

The Anatomy of a Perfect Google+ Post | Dustn.tv | Startups | Scoop.it
These seven components that make up the anatomy of a perfect Google+ post are sure to get more engagement and more followers on Google+.

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Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com's curator insight, September 2, 2013 3:26 AM

Unlike Facebook, Google+ is an “equal opportunity” platform. Everyone can shine and be recognized for their hard work.

 

With that said, there are 359 million monthly active users, so competition is fierce…

 

…Unless you follow the advice of a pro like Dustin W. Stout. He recently published an epic article that will help you craft the perfect Google+ post and increase your credibility. From title to image and commentary, he covers everything!

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How can you improve the quality of your posts... anywhere!  So people will actually take the time to look at them.

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Tips for Getting Started on Your Startup

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Budding entrepreneurs beware: advice is everywhere and it's easy to fall down a rabbit hole of research rather than getting anything accomplished. If you want to be successful you need to stay orga...

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A few good tips for starting entrepreneurs.



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SEVEN STEPS TO PERFECT STORIES???

SEVEN STEPS TO PERFECT STORIES??? | Startups | Scoop.it
From structure and plot to heroes and characters, your story must have everything in place if it's to connect with the reader. Follow our guide to storytelling success.

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Great graph and a way to geet your story told

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Perfect for amatuer writers.

Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:38 AM

Nice infographic

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Power of the Startup Culture - Small or Big Organization

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Everyone knows a thing or two about Startups.  Either they are involved in one or read about one.  The most important thing about the Startups and why it is so exciting is the culture within the startups.  And it is quite true that,...


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 12, 2013 2:35 PM

Great article. Lots to learn if you're new in the Startup arena.



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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 12, 2013 2:37 PM

Great article, lots to learn if you're new in the Startup arena.


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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:33 PM

Film crew as startup?

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SEC allows startups and businesses to advertise private offerings to investors

SEC allows startups and businesses to advertise private offerings to investors | Startups | Scoop.it
Businesses raising money through private offerings will be able to advertise this...

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Richard Buchfink's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:32 PM

Well done Sir! A huge step in the right direction.

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CEO Space, the only organization recognized, thanked and awarded publicly by the White House for its work on the JOBS Act, is excited about the prospects.
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4 Strategies to Turn Your Brain From Distraction to Action

4 Strategies to Turn Your Brain From Distraction to Action | Startups | Scoop.it

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Tom Hood's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:15 AM

Return on Attention! This caught my attention - Studies show that we are interrupted every three minutes during work and it takes us 23 minutes on average to get back to the original task. The real kicker is that more than half of the distractions were completely self-inflicted.

 

Some simple, easy to implement tips to help stay focused on the work that matters most. Easy to say, harder to do everyday, but I am going to try...

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:29 AM

Interesting ideas....

Natalia Wentworth's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:39 PM

This is so unbelievably important, especially if you have employees! Even as a dedicated entrepreneur, though, I find myself struggling with distraction. I know it's even worse for people who don't have as much motivation to perform.

 

Plugins that shut off access to certain sites are helpful, but I often find I get the most done when I block my internet access completely (though that's not an option for every type of task).

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How To Optimize Your Facebook Posts [Infographic]

How To Optimize Your Facebook Posts [Infographic] | Startups | Scoop.it

In our newest infographic you can find some tips and tricks that can help you to optimize your Facebook posts to increase your Facebook performance.


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sophiedesc's curator insight, July 6, 2013 5:47 AM

Petit récapitulatif en infographie 

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Ever wondered who makes those Infographics? Here are some good tips for your Facebook page.


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Startups, when creating your pitch you may want to use an infographic, visuals are great when you're telling a story, your story. Check out this article on improving your Facebook page, and pick up your Free Infographic template.


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Better biz storytelling tools -- Visual Thinking Landscape + cool videos!

Better biz storytelling tools -- Visual Thinking Landscape + cool videos! | Startups | Scoop.it

Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the linear world of the written word, list and spreadsheet, and entering the non-linear world of complex spacial relationships, networks, maps and diagram.


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Karen Dietz's comment, July 7, 2013 5:24 PM
What a fab insight to add James! I think we can all learn a lot from ASL. Many thanks for the comment and showing readers another perspective.
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You are welcome Jose and have a great week!
Sylvia Guinan's curator insight, February 24, 2014 3:29 AM

A beautiful, organic, yet precise look at visual thinking through to visual design:)

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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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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:18 AM

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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Which Start-Up Could Be the Next Big Thing?

Which Start-Up Could Be the Next Big Thing? | Startups | Scoop.it
In the unpredictable world of technology, some hot start-ups could fizzle and be forgotten. Others could be the next household name. Which one has what it takes?

When it comes to technology start-ups, there are a lot of paths to success.

Some successful start-ups sell for a billion dollars, as Tumblr did this year to Yahoo. When that happens, it’s a windfall for the founders of the start-ups as well as for the investors and some employees.

Other new companies are considered successful if they attract millions of users and venture money before going public, as Facebook did and Twitter is doing. And still others are considered hot because their products attract demographic groups that advertisers want to reach or because they have come up with some new idea or technology that seems to change the way we live.

About a year ago, right after Instagram was snapped up by Facebook, a few other start-ups seemed poised for some degree of success. Some of them, like Pinterest, Square and Uber, are still thriving, with plenty of users and cash from investors. Others, like Path or Airtime, have lost steam, and users’ attention, and may be on their way to the tech boneyard.

This year, there’s a new class of interesting start-ups to watch. Some are attracting record numbers of new users and significant amounts of venture capital, or appealing to a new and interesting demographic. Some are simply working on a new idea that seems to be taking off. In the unpredictable world of tech start-ups, any of them could fizzle and be forgotten by the end of the year. But they could also be the next big thing.

To read the full article and check out these new startups, click on the title.

 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, August 30, 2013 1:04 PM

Interesting to see which new startups are becoming succesfull. Take a look.

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55 Free Templates to Make Visual Content Creation Quick & Painless

55 Free Templates to Make Visual Content Creation Quick & Painless | Startups | Scoop.it
Free visual content creation templates for infographics, SlideShares, social media graphics, CTAs, and more!

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Online Presence

5 Tips for Protecting Your Online Presence | Startups | Scoop.it
There are a few commonsense ways to help protect your reputation online. Some companies offer such a service for a fee, but you can do …

 

There are a few commonsense ways to help protect your reputation online. Some companies offer such a service for a fee, but you can do a lot yourself to keep your reputation sterling.

The first step for anyone should be reviewing their own social media accounts. Embarrassing photos, status updates, or even the use of foul language can reflect negatively on a person looking for employment, promotion, or business partners. In certain situations, a photo or comment could even cost someone the job he already has. Everyone should be aware of what their social media accounts say about them, and take action to correct anything that could reflect negatively upon them.

The next step is to familiarize yourself with the various privacy policies of social media websites. These vary from one site to another, and while avoiding having embarrassing material show up online should be the top priority, it is also a good idea to be aware of who can see what sections of a person’s pages. Adjusting settings to allow certain things only to be seen by certain people would be a wise step for those who don’t want to revamp their pages completely.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:27 AM

It's easy to ruin your reputation online by negative remarks or just plain stupid responses. This article gives you some ideas on how to prevent that.

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20 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan

20 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan | Startups | Scoop.it

20 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan

Written by Pete Kennedy on Wednesday, April 9, 2008

1. To prove that you’re serious about your business. A formal business plan is necessary to show all interested parties -- employees, investors, partners and yourself -- that you are committed to building the business.

2. To establish business milestones. The business plan should clearly lay out the long-term milestones that are most important to the success of your business. To paraphrase Guy Kawasaki, a milestone is something significant enough to come home and tell your spouse about (without boring him or her to death). Would you tell your spouse that you tweaked the company brochure? Probably not. But you'd certainly share the news that you launched your new website or reached $1M in annual revenues.

3. To better understand your competition. Creating the business plan forces you to analyze the competition. All companies have competition in the form of either direct or indirect competitors, and it is critical to understand your company's competitive advantages.

4. To better understand your customer. Why do they buy when they buy? Why don’t they when they don't? An in-depth customer analysis is essential to an effective business plan and to a successful business.

5. To enunciate previously unstated assumptions. The process of actually writing the business plan helps to bring previously "hidden" assumptions to the foreground. By writing them down and assessing them, you can test them and analyze their validity.

6. To assess the feasibility of your venture. How good is this opportunity? The business plan process involves researching your target market, as well as the competitive landscape, and serves as a feasibility study for the success of your venture.

7. To document your revenue model. How exactly will your business make money? This is a critical question to answer in writing, for yourself and your investors. Documenting the revenue model helps to address challenges and assumptions associated with the model.

8. To determine your financial needs. Does your business need to raise capital? How much? The business plan creation process helps you to determine exactly how much capital you need and what you will use it for. This process is essential for raising capital for business and for effectively employing the capital.

9. To attract investors. A formal business plan is the basis for financing proposals. The business plan answers investors' questions such as: Is there a need for this product/service? What are the financial projections? What is the company's exit strategy?

10. To reduce the risk of pursuing the wrong opportunity. The process of creating the business plan helps to minimize opportunity costs. Writing the business plan helps you assess the attractiveness of this particular opportunity, versus other opportunities.

11. To force you to research and really know your market. What are the most important trends in your industry? What are the greatest threats to your industry? Is the market growing or shrinking? What is the size of the target market for your product/service? Creating the business plan will help you to gain a wider, deeper, and more nuanced understanding of your marketplace.

12. To attract employees and a management team. To attract and retain top quality talent, a business plan is necessary. The business plan inspires employees and management that the idea is sound and that the business is poised to achieve its strategic goals.

13. To plot your course and focus your efforts. The business plan provides a roadmap from which to operate, and to look to for direction in times of doubt. Without a business plan, you may shift your short-term strategies constantly without a view to your long-term milestones.

14. To attract partners. Partners also want to see a business plan, in order to determine whether it is worth partnering with your business. Establishing partnerships often requires time and capital, and companies will be more likely to partner with your venture if they can read a detailed explanation of your company.

15. To position your brand. Creating the business plan helps to define your company's role in the marketplace. This definition allows you to succinctly describe the business and position the brand to customers, investors, and partners.

16. To judge the success of your business. A formal business plan allows you to compare actual operational results versus the business plan itself. In this way, it allows you to clearly see whether you have achieved your strategic, financing, and operational goals (and why you have or have not).

17. To reposition your business to deal with changing conditions. For example, during difficult economic conditions, if your current sales and operational models aren’t working, you can rewrite your business plan to define, try, and validate new ideas and strategies.

18. To document your marketing plan. How are you going to reach your customers? How will you retain them? What is your advertising budget? What price will you charge? A well-documented marketing plan is essential to the growth of a business.

19. To understand and forecast your company’s staffing needs. After completing your business plan, you will not be surprised when you are suddenly short-handed. Rather, your business plan provides a roadmap for your staffing needs, and thus helps to ensure smoother expansion.

20. To uncover new opportunities. Through the process of brainstorming, white-boarding and creative interviewing, you will likely see your business in a different light. As a result, you will often come up with new ideas for marketing your product/service and running your business.

 

 

 

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I find this a very simple, yet effective, breakdown of the reasons why a business plan is absolutely essential. From personal experience these 20 reasons our very much the truth. It is also very reassuring to know that there are trustworthy sites out there who do contain valuable information. Much appreciated, DjPosted at 5:24 pmdan says

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Thanks for this article. It is indeed a great eye opener for me. Didn't realise there's so much a business plan can reveal about any enterprise.Posted at 1:49 pmMohammed Ajmal says

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Just found this post. What a great list of reasons to write a business plan. I particularly like: 13. To plot your course and focus your efforts. All too often I meet entrepreneurs who have been running their business for years without a business plan, and their business shows it. Writing a business plan creates the INTENTIONS and structure for success. Thank you, SuzannePosted at 11:41 amprivate placement memorandum says

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I'm preparing on opening a flavored coffee bar in San Diego and my company companion is heading to leave his work and operate the business, even though I ongoing to operate my day time job. Would it be much better for each of us to leave our careers in dive in mind first? Or mainly because I possess a company companion prepared to operate it entire time to remain at my present work and never arrive right up until the company is established?Posted at 8:45 pmSamantha says

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 21, 2013 10:35 AM

Excellent reasons for writing a Business Plan

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This article is great. Business plan is a must to succeed

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Business funding - it starts with a plan!

Business funding - it starts with a plan! | Startups | Scoop.it

If you’re looking for funding to start your business, one of the first things you need is a business plan.

 

When starting a business I always advise people to write a business plan. Why? The process of creating a plan ensures you work through what you are trying to achieve, it validates your business idea, and allows you to see where you are going and how you intend to get there. It is never just because your bank manager or potential source of finance will want to see one. 


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paulgreen's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:12 AM

Whilst there is a lot of press coverage about how banks are not lending money, one aspect of this is how poorly a business plan is presented to a bank  in order to receive funds.

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New Crowdfunding Film Society bolsters aspiring filmmakers

New Crowdfunding Film Society bolsters aspiring filmmakers | Startups | Scoop.it
So youre all excited about crowdfunding your first/dream/calling-card film project via Kickstarter or IndieGoGo.

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Philip Cardwell's curator insight, July 14, 2013 2:43 AM

filmmakers and others interested in CrowdFunding Planning  please feel free to join our Meetup group in Los Angeles. You can also contact me with any questions. Philip Cardwell

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The Downsides of Raising Money for Your Startup

The Downsides of Raising Money for Your Startup | Startups | Scoop.it
Raising money should be seen as a means to accomplish ambitious goals for your company, not an accomplishment on its own. Securing investment from a prestigious venture capital firm can make headl
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10 Skills You Need to Succeed at Almost Anything - Lifehack

10 Skills You Need to Succeed at Almost Anything - Lifehack | Startups | Scoop.it
What does it take to succeed? A positive attitude? Well, sure, but that?s hardly enough. The Law of Attraction? The Secret? These ideas might act as sp

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Gust | Find Angel Investors, Get Funded

Gust | Find Angel Investors, Get Funded | Startups | Scoop.it
Gust provides the best tools for startups to find angel investors and get funding. Search the most comprehensive global directory of angel investors and VCs.
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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

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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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DAVID T DEWBERRY's curator insight, November 8, 2013 8:31 AM

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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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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paulgreen's curator insight, January 10, 2013 10:22 AM

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.