Financial Assumptions Epic Fail Fundraising – Top 10 List

Epic Fail Fundraising – Top 10 List

I had a chance to speak at an NWEN event on Monday February 11, 2012. The forum was a Mentor Monday program (#mentormonday) with Chris Dishman from Denali Financial Consulting. Thanks to the Sponsor – Cairncross and Hempelmann for sponsoring Mentor Monday. We discussed the Top 10 list of Epic Fails in Fundraising, here’s the list …

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Business Model Comparing Business models to Sales Models

Comparing Business models to Sales Models

For startups entrepreneurs, there’s is often a blending together of business models and sales models. Here’s a way to think about it, for both tech and non tech companies. Business Models Business models include the purpose, strategy, competitive advantage, ecosystem (Partner and Channel) and of course the product or services. Too often we take these …

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Startup Business Epic Fail in Fundraising – Financial Assumptions

Epic Fail in Fundraising – Financial Assumptions

I took a call a few weeks ago that was a referral from a friend. It was a “great new startup” with some young first-time entrepreneurs. I took the call, but with some hesitation. I try to do these first calls on the phone, not in a coffee or other meeting… here’s why. I’ll avoid …

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