Business Angels have changed the way the invest in early stage companies. Entrepreneurs must also adapt to the current economic climate.
Archive | October, 2009
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?
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.
This is a crucially important question for new start-ups. In a recent blog post Seth Godin highlights a very interesting issue.
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.
With the success of Y-Combinator many Business Angels and Venture Capitalists are changing the way they invest in start-up companies.
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.
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.
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.
You should avoid a 45 minute bullet pointed snore-fest at all costs. Keep it simple. Use plenty of pictures and graphs.