8 Things You Should Never Ever, Ever Say To An Investor

Investors are much better at negotiations than you are; after all, this is what they do, and they do it daily. You on the other hand, rarely do it. When you approach potential investors to invest in your new company, you should avoid certain expressions. They are traps that make you look weak or dig

This Is Why Investors Don’t Give A Second Thought To Your Pitch

Not everyone is going to pitch their Business Plan to investors. There are many great businesses to be built without ever raising a Rand from external investors, and many types of businesses shouldn’t pitch to external investors to begin with. With this said, I wanted to present some insight on pitching because I know that:

What Is The Point Of A Financial Model?

Short and simple answer… To tell the story about your business with math. A great financial model isn’t just a spreadsheet: it’s an outline of your fundamental business model that can be used to understand your business. A lot of stakeholders tend to say that financial models are irrelevant for start-up companies. I agree that financial

Applying For Funding? Your Business Plan Will Be Rejected!

Despite having a great idea for a new product or cutting-edge service, many aspiring business owners find themselves asking, “Am I ready?” Considering just how much there is to accomplish when launching any business – protecting your idea, figuring out the proper compliance and licensing, getting the right office space, structuring, hiring staff, figuring out how much

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The Top 10 Questions That Investors Will Ask You When You Present Your Business Plan

Entrepreneurs need to be prepared when pitching their start-up companies to investors by anticipating the questions they will receive. Presenting to potential investors will involve as little as 10 questions and as much as 100 questions. We have focused on the Top 10 Most Common and Most Difficult Questions that entrepreneurs can expect when presenting

8 Startup Funding Mistakes To Avoid As Far As Possible

Startup companies are faced with many challenges, and one of these are securing funding. Securing and managing funding can be one of the most exciting – and nerve wracking – parts of being an entrepreneur. Often, the financial and legal implications may seem overwhelming. But don’t be afraid. You don’t need to be a lawyer

Funding Mistakes Made By Entrepreneurs Seeking Startup Capital

Funding a new business is part and parcel of an entrepreneur’s journey. You have a great business venture idea (or at least you’ve been told by family and friends that you have a great idea) and you are now raising startup capital but why, oh why is it that nobody wants to invest in your