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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 […]

How to Determine the Asking Amount for Your Business

How to Determine the Asking Amount for Your Business

If you’re a startup that needs funding ( from an SBA loan, an investor,  or other source) or you’re an existing business looking for funding for your next expansion project, there’s one thing your business plan needs in order to help you raise the capital you need :  This important thing is your firm asking […]

How to Create a Winning Business Plan Proposal For Investors

How to Create a Winning Business Plan Proposal For Investors

Blog Post A significant determining factor in your success or failure to attract attention and secure funding can be found in the quality of your business plan. Your business plan – its quality, flow, and ability to communicate your key idea – is a major component in securing the money that’ll let your company grow. So […]

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Business

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Business

Many business owners and new entrepreneurs make a few specific errors time and time again – these errors cost them money, time, and makes for a longer learning curve than necessary. The following will review these 5 errors and tell you how you can avoid them. Error 1) Thinking it’s “not time” to build a […]

The Devil is in the Details: Build Your Business One Detail at a Time

The Devil is in the Details: Build Your Business One Detail at a Time

There is a tendency for new business owners to overlook or ignore details in planning. Components such as price points of competitors, which point of sale (POS) system is best for business, and what payment terms vendors will expect are some examples of abandoned details that belong in early planning. Where the “Big Picture” Is […]

4 Reasons Why You Need a One-Page Business Plan

4 Reasons Why You Need a One-Page Business Plan

There is a lot of hype about a “one-page business plan” for investor pitches. A one-page business plan is a great idea and a smart goal for any entrepreneur to pursue for a few reasons. This post will talk about the benefits and why this should be the next step after you or your business plan consultant write […]

The Talent You Need to Watch: Success Spotlight On Zain Nelson

The Talent You Need to Watch: Success Spotlight On Zain Nelson

I work with many amazing entrepreneurs. What I find that they all have in common is they have at least a dozen great ideas that they’d love to pursue, and they all have above-average passion in everything they do. What is not so common is having game-changing focus. Because of this, I wanted to share […]

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