OK, so you’ve got the idea for your business. By Executive Coach, Christine ComafordNovember 15, 2010
Find Your Question, by Executive Coach and TEDx Speaker, Christine ComafordNovember 19, 2010
As an Executive Coach in the fortune 100, I definitely know what adds up to a compelling business plan and financing pitch. But you can have ALL of the ingredients in place, and still fail. Why? You’ve got to give them a reason to BELIEVE.
To be really noticed by the financiers, you need to first create excitement and then convey the long-term vision. You need to demonstrate your ambition and then map it to a plan and strategy for how you will achieve this big dream.
You’ve got to have the most pertinent information about your company passionately at your fingertips. Like: How big is the target audience? What are the sectors you’ll sell to first? What is your key differentiation from the competition? How long will this differentiation last? Do you have customers? How many? What is your revenue? Do you have binding contracts or Letters of Intent?
Finally, the most important part of pitching investors is “Practice, practice, practice!” Know your pitch cold. You should be ready to rattle it off without hesitation and without a hitch. Also, be ready with a reference list for all key executives, both personal and customer references.
If you are ready to actually make that pitch, and you’d like to work with ME and my personal success-building team, I will make room in my BAI program for you right now, IF you are serious. Being an executive mentor to some of the best companies in the world and teaching my Mighty Formula for Executive Evolution is MY vision and personal success story.