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Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

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It’s easy to get the impression that any entrepreneur who scrawls an idea on the back of an envelope can get funded these days. Angel investments hit $24.8 billion in 2013, up 8.3 percent over 2012. And the number of … Continue reading

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10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch

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It takes a wide-ranging skill set to be a successful entrepreneur. Your product has to be good, has to fill a niche, address a problem. Many entrepreneurs may have those boxes checked but fall short when it comes to selling … Continue reading

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2 Things That Make a Business Idea Brilliant

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I see a lot of startup pitches every year. And the more I see, the more I’ve realized that brilliant business ideas come down to two things: Is it simple? Does it solve a real problem? This was made even … Continue reading

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The Power of Storytelling As A Strategic Business Tool

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Storytelling is all about winning hearts and minds. Whether the audience are customers, employees, investors, the board of directors or other stakeholders, the end goal is the same: you have to persuade them to your way of thinking. Storytelling is … Continue reading

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La Idea Seeks Entrepreneurs

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Today, the U.S. Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Accion announced good news for small businesses: the Latin American Idea (La Idea) Partnership will extend its business pitch competition deadline to 5:00pm EDT on … Continue reading

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Richard Branson On The Art Of Starting Up And Starting Over

Startup junkie Sir Richard Branson sat down recently with Executive EditorMichael Noer to discuss what drives him. Noer: What Does It Take To Start So Many Companies? Branson: Inquisitiveness, I suppose. as I traveled in life, I felt I could improve on the … Continue reading

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