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Documents Needed for Investors: Pitching 101

Documents Needed for Investors: Pitching 101

How to Get Investors for a Business When preparing to pitch for funding, you should know there are a few specific documents needed for investors. Missing one or more of these will create the impression that you aren’t quite prepared for fund raising, or aren’t familiar with the capital-raising side of business. This can quickly […]

A Chat with Trent Bray: My Competitive need with Successful Results

A Chat with Trent Bray: My Competitive need with Successful Results

Recently , Trent Bray invited me to be a guest on his podcast, Hustle the Day.  The show focuses on entrepreneurs and visionaries who’ve left the hustle and bustle of the typical nine to five in favor of a new direction. I had the opportunity to share about what I’ve learned while working with my clients and […]

The Mid-Year Check In: Is Your Business Strategy On Track?

The Mid-Year Check In: Is Your Business Strategy On Track?

It’s officially halfway through the year! This is the time many people pause to re-align their business strategy. At this point they figure out what comes next for the rest of their 2020. While the first half of the year didn’t go quite how any of us expected, that doesn’t mean you can’t find a […]

How Do I Pitch to Investors? Avoid These Three Mistakes

How Do I Pitch to Investors? Avoid These Three Mistakes

If you’ve been an entrepreneur for any length of time, you’ve likely discovered that figuring out how to pitch to investors can be a challenge. Remember the time that you reached out to an investor and heard nothing? You know — when you left them a message on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn and told […]

Keith Gober and Mangled Mascots: All It Takes is One Great Pitch

Keith Gober and Mangled Mascots: All It Takes is One Great Pitch

Mangled Mascots is a brand dedicated to celebrating pet owners and their interests. They create pet toys and merchandise and offer exclusively branded items that you can’t find anywhere else, like specific types of toys for sports fans and their pets. From toys to leashes to collars to crates, Mangled Mascots is a one stop shop […]

Spotlight on Success: The Constant Reinvention of Entrepreneurship with Cydney Mar

Spotlight on Success: The Constant Reinvention of Entrepreneurship with Cydney Mar

Speaking with Cydney Mar was a wonderful reminder of how the path of entrepreneurship can be full of the unexpected! During this Spotlight on Success, Cydney opened up about how her journey was both unpredictable and unconventional. Today, she uses her unique experiences and background to mentor and coach entrepreneurs all over the world, while she […]

Tips for Seeking Investor Funding During a Down Economy

Tips for Seeking Investor Funding During a Down Economy

As a startup, there are many factors to consider when looking to increase the odds of securing investor funding. This is especially true in a changing economy. To be successful, it’s always helpful to look at historical investment trends, along with examining the current state of the economy (which is now being impacted by COVID-19). […]

Different Types of Investors: What Every Startup Needs to Know

Different Types of Investors: What Every Startup Needs to Know

When many startups think of “investors”, they think of a commercialized image of the term. Often that image is a tech-savvy Silicon Valley VC, or a hard-nosed mogul from a network show like Shark Tank. However, there are several different types of investors that help startups reach success. Understanding the variety of investor types available […]

Investor Insights: Wade Bitaraf

Investor Insights: Wade Bitaraf

Wade Bitaraf is a Venture Capitalist Investor at Plug and Play, Founder of Energy and Sustainability. _____________________________ Finding an investor who can not only provide funding, but also support business venture, is attractive to the startup. That’s exactly what entrepreneurs who work with Plug and Play get. Now, more than ever, big companies are realizing that innovation is […]

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