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10 Pitch Slides for Business Angel Investment

When starting to assemble your Investment Pitch, how do you get started? Here's ten things to think about. (ID:205) More...

3 Keys to Growing a Company

Key your mind on these three things and your company will grow... (ID:344) More...

4 Questions you should ask before entering an Accelerator

Thinking of entering an Accelerator? Find out what you are letting yourself in for by asking these 4 questions. (ID:668) More...

4 Reasons Being a Prime Mover is not an advantage

Think being first is important? Think again, there are real advantages to being a follower - let's find out why. (ID:655) More...

5 Bad Business Angel Traits that could kill your company

Do you intend interviewing your potential Investors? Here's why you should. (ID:346) More...

5 Regrets of the Dying

A while ago I added the “The top 5 regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware to my reading list. Here’s a summary of her powerful insights… (ID:1026) More...

6 Company Assets to Sell

What do people who are buying companies look for? Here's a quick overview of the 6 key aspects so you know what to build. (ID:348) More...

6 Reasons to do Customer Interviews

Explore six reasons it is important to talk to users and customers. (ID:350) More...

Bonus Pitch Slide: Impact Method 1

It's ok doing a standard pitch. But if you want the money, you need to stand out and look open, honest and trustworthy. How to do that? (ID:797) More...

Have you been Hooked?

To while away the hours on a return flight to Melbourne recently I completed reading “Hooked” by Nir Eyal. It made me think about the way companies such as Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram (amongst others) approach the world. They have turned vitamins into painkillers so you have to have them… (ID:363) More...

How much equity should I sell to a Business Angel?

What percentage of your company should you plan to sell to a Business Angel? Obviously not more than 50%, so how about 40% or 20%? Here we explore factors that increase and decease the percentage they will ask. (ID:355) More...

How to Price your Product or Service

What strategy should you use to work out the price of your product or service? Let's take a look... (ID:649) More...

I've filed my Patent, what next?

Once you've filed your Provisional Application, you've a year until the next payment is required. Find out what you need to do next and why... (ID:605) More...

Interviews Part 1 - The Start

There are four parts of a customer, user or beneficiary interview. Here we look at the first part in more detail. (ID:660) More...

Is sharing Equity equally a good idea?

Deciding how the equity will be split between co-founders is a tricky conversation. Do you make a fair split (i.e. divide it equally) or something else? Let's look at the consequences of doing it wrong. (ID:357) More...

Pitch Slide 1: The Purpose

How do you set the scene and make yourself stand out? You've only a few seconds to do it... (ID:207) More...

Pitch Slide 10: Finance

If you do or do not have sales yet, this slide is the most important in your presentation. So what to do? (ID:243) More...

Pitch Slide 2: The Problem

How do you describe the problem from the user's point of view... that's what you have to get over to investors. Here's three tips. (ID:209) More...

Pitch Slide 3: The Solution

What are the 5 Ps of solution for your product? Check them out now. (ID:211) More...

Pitch Slide 4: Why now?

Timing is everything - too early or too late and you fail... how do you demonstrate you are just right? (ID:225) More...

Pitch Slide 5: Market

How big is the market? How do you demonstrate you really understand the question and not pay "lip-service" and kill the deal? (ID:229) More...

Pitch Slide 6: Product

How do you describe your product in 13.9 seconds.... that's all you've got! (ID:231) More...

Pitch Slide 7: Team

Discover what investors want to learn about your team. Why are they going to make it happen? (ID:237) More...

Pitch Slide 8: Business Model

Which business model are you going to use to generate revenue? Here we look at all the basic types. (ID:239) More...

Pitch Slide 9: Competition

Here are three ways to present your competitors - which is best? (ID:241) More...

Should I resign and go full time now?

When should you take the leap from your full time role? Let's see what some other people did and why. (ID:542) More...

The Dyslexic Advantage

Virgin's Sir Richard Branson, Amstrad's Sir Alan Sugar, Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers and media magnate Ted Turner are all highly successful business people. And they are all dyslexic. So what does it really mean? (ID:589) More...

The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

A while ago I added the “The top 5 regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware to my reading list. Here’s a summary of her powerful insights… (ID:1014) More...

What are the 4 parts of an Interview?

Having a plan makes it easy to conduction customer interviews. So what is the plan? Here we examine the four parts of an interview. (ID:637) More...

What is a Company?

If you're about to create a company it's important to know what the key elements are and who you'll need. Take a quick tour of a typical company. (ID:353) More...

What is a Nugget?

Nuggets are a new way of learning - timely, actionable and orderly unlike traditional education processes. Here's where they come from. (ID:496) More...

What is a pivot?

How many ways can you change your direction... this nugget answers the question. Try applying them to your idea. (ID:285) More...

What is Competition?

Don't show your naivete and mis-understand what competition is. (ID:245) More...

Why do Business Angels want 10x return in 3 years?

How much? Let's review the maths from the Investors' point of view. It all makes sense. (ID:112) More...

Why do we do User/Customer Interviews?

Why are Customer, User or Beneficiary Interviews so important? (ID:634) More...

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