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How to find investors for your start up?

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How to find investors: why investors don't respond to your messages!

Why is it that when you send an email or a message (on Linkedin for example) to an investor, they never seem to answer. Sometimes funding seekers ask around in their Linkedin groups. It just seems like everyone else seems to be in the same boat. There might be a few very good reasons. Here are some blunt answers. Read more: click image or title.

 

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“Rather than the typical client/vendor relationship I'm used to, Growthink has been more like a strategic partner and trusted advisor. Not only did they provide me with a dynamic business plan but they have given me invaluable advice and feedback along the way. They have exceeded my expectations in every way possible during this exciting but uncertain time of starting & ultimately growing my business.”

Jerry D. Erickson

President/CEO

FryBrid Cars

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Requests for funding are sometimes unreal. You really want millions of dollars at 1% or 2% interest rate, without spending any money on a decent #BusinessPlan, no upfront fees, several years before starting to pay it back, etc.? Tell me, give me your bank account number, I'll wire it to you immediately!

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No responses to my funding requests?...

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5 Tips for Attracting Angel Investors

5 Tips for Attracting Angel Investors | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Are you thinking of seeking out angel investors to fund your startup? Here are five tips to help you sell your business idea and strike a deal.


What do you do when you have a great business idea, but don't have the money to fund it? While some entrepreneurs turn to small business loans or crowdfunding, others seek out angel investors, individuals or groups of individuals who invest in startups in exchange for an equity share of the company.
To read the full article, click on the title.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Good summary of how to prepare to find and present to the right investors.

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20 words and phrases that will doom your pitch

20 words and phrases that will doom your pitch | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Use these 'cursed words,' and many reporters and bloggers will delete your email. So will your employees. Plus, civilization might end.
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

The same in business plans and investor presentations of any kind.


Some more good articles here: www.business-funding-insider.com

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Growthink Business Plan Template Review

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Review of Growthink's Ultimate Business Plan Template by professional business plan reviewers
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Get it done in 8 hours or less, while communicating the essentials that investors are looking for and that will make them respond.

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8 Funding Alternatives to Consider for Your Startup

8 Funding Alternatives to Consider for Your Startup | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

When it comes to funding your startup, you may not know where to start. These funding alternatives, from credit cards to angel investors, are great options.

While you could certainly seek out a small business loan, micro loan or other program designed to get you the capital you need, there are other viable funding alternatives to get your business up and running.

When it comes to funding your startup, you may not know exactly where to start. While you could certainly seek out a small business loan, microloan or other program designed to get you the capital you need, there are other viable funding alternatives to get your business up and running.

Should you be looking for funding, the following finance options are a great place to start: Read more: click image or title.

 

FREE Business Plan Template here: http://bit.l/1aKy7km

Growthink teaches how to FUND, build, grow, and sell a great business: http://bit.ly/2hn5ROb

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Lot of options to find #funding for your #startup.

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Start-up Pitch Deck - PowerPoint Presentation to Raise Venture Capital or Angel Investor Funding

Start-up Pitch Deck - PowerPoint Presentation to Raise Venture Capital or Angel Investor Funding | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
PowerPoint Presentation for VC fundraising: Pitch Deck Samples
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

PowerPoint presentations have to be used very carefully. I do like the ten topics that need to be addressed in a presentation, however, it's not the function of the Powerpoint to explain it all, it's up to the presenter to provide the information. The Powerpoint is there only to show the structure of the presentation. It should not be the place to contain a lot of content and explanation.


Follow the structure of a Business Plan Template to create your presentation. Here's a free one, to get started: http://www.business-funding-insider.com/free-business-plan-template.html

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Startup Professionals Musings: 5 Startup Concepts That are Not the Next Big Thing

Startup Professionals Musings: 5 Startup Concepts That are Not the Next Big Thing | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

I choose to spread this article, real innovation is what is needed.

Get some good advice on funding for startups here: www.Business-Funding-Insider.com


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