Financing: Key Documents
Build your network in sales, finance, and management.
Learn to sell, "Face-to-Face",
"One-on-One". Not just your product or service, but your entire business
Buy an HP 19B or equivalent financial
calculator and become proficient in all aspects of finance for startup
companies. Weakness in the financial area will drastically reduce your
chances of funding.
Surround yourself with a quality
public speaking course and
learn to give tight
presentations to tough audiences. Try Toastmasters,
Rotary, or Junior Achievement, Sales and Marketing Executives, etc.
Learn how to do the
due diligence on
those "too good to be true money sources".
Attend investor oriented
meetings, a local
Venture Capital Association meeting or the industry meetings for your business
Angel investor groups are more
difficult to find, however, some web resources may help.
Or find a local
to assist you with your startup