25 May 2010 3 Comments

New Ebook – The Rebound

My new ebook called “The Rebound: The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Business After You have Lost Your Job.”

23 April 2010 2 Comments

Substance, Substance, Substance

You can’t bluff a start-up. It’s a no bluff zone. That’s the reality. You can’t achieve anything without substance.

30 March 2010 1 Comment

Why Your Business Plan Should Be a Five Minute Read

Writing a business plan is important. However many entrepreneurs are guilty of overkill in this department. Here are seven key reasons not to write a large 80+ page business plan.

4 February 2010 2 Comments

How to Construct Financial Projections for Entrepreneurs

Slidecast with audio that shows how entrepreneurs can build their own financial projections for their business plan.

11 January 2010 3 Comments

Meeting With a Potential Investor

The Entrepreneur has just finished their presentation. They are feeling good. It came off without a flaw. They think the hard part is over – or is it?

15 December 2009 0 Comments

Business Angels And Your Start-up

Too many entrepreneurs ignore common sense and abandon their reason when they are chasing angel investment.

10 December 2009 0 Comments

New Ebook – Target Series A: From Idea To Investment

have just published a new ebook that focuses on the first round of funding for start-ups. It’s called “Target Series A: From Idea To Investment”.

13 November 2009 1 Comment

VCs Are Not The Bad Guys

Ok, I know what you are telling yourself. “This guy has sold out.” “He’s turned to the dark side.” “The VCs have secretly taken over the blog!!!”

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.

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.