Archive | October, 2009

29 October 2009 0 Comments

New Rules of Angel Investing

Business Angels have changed the way the invest in early stage companies. Entrepreneurs must also adapt to the current economic climate.

28 October 2009 1 Comment

How to Start a Small Business

How to start a small business. That is the question most people ask when thinking about starting a business (checked it out on Wordtracker). Does it seem strange to you? Do you think that this question suggests something on the subconscious level?

27 October 2009 0 Comments

Word of Mouth Marketing Online

Here is a short video on word of mouth marketing online. The video and audio goes a little out of whack near the end, hope it doesn’t disrupt your viewing. Enjoy.

27 October 2009 1 Comment

What Type of Person?

This is a crucially important question for new start-ups. In a recent blog post Seth Godin highlights a very interesting issue.

26 October 2009 0 Comments

Lessons from U2’s Rose Bowl YouTube Gig

Start-ups can learn a thing or two from U2. In many ways they act like a start-up, even though they are veterans of the music industry. Offering a free live gig on YouTube is a brave thing for an established band to do.

26 October 2009 0 Comments

The Changing Trend in How VCs Invest

With the success of Y-Combinator many Business Angels and Venture Capitalists are changing the way they invest in start-up companies.

23 October 2009 0 Comments

Play the Traction Card

You must be ultra prepared when you are pitching to investors. However, being prepared means more than just being prepared for the meeting. You must prepare your business to a level that gives investors confidence in you and your team, shows a market for your product, and indicates that your business can scale to a level that will give an appropriate return for investors.

22 October 2009 3 Comments

Traction Is The Key To Unlocking The “Series A” Vault

If you had the option of placing a bet either before the race starts or half way through it, what would you choose? Obviously, you would choose to place the bet half way through.

20 October 2009 1 Comment

The Secret of Apple’s Success

When Apple released their quarterly results on Monday they revealed the most successful quarter in the company’s history. This is a remarkable achievement considering the current economic climate.

19 October 2009 0 Comments

Pitching Tips

You should avoid a 45 minute bullet pointed snore-fest at all costs. Keep it simple. Use plenty of pictures and graphs.