Tag Archives: Investment

Naming your product

  Many of my clients are creating a new product. Some of these clients are brand new companies and others are existing service providers who have recently developed a product. When you are a brand new company no matter what … Continue reading

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What is an angel investor?

Following the launch of the Plains Angels this week, I have had several people ask me what an Angel Investor is. According to the Angel Capital Association: An angel is a high net-worth individual who invests his or her own … Continue reading

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Partnerships – a guaranteed divorce

Many of the clients I advise are in partnerships.  It is a common situation.  Two or more people get together to solve a problem and the next thing you know a partnership is born.  If you listen to the first-time … Continue reading

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Let go or be dragged

    So the other day I was getting ready for yoga class when one of my classmates told us about something she saw on Facebook. Someone, I do not know who, posted “Let Go or Be Dragged” on their … Continue reading

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How do I tell you…?

Dear Small Business Owner, How do I tell you? How do I tell you that the tops of all the napkin holders in your restaurant are covered in dried, crusted food? How do I tell you that your email is … Continue reading

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You get what you measure for

  I was taught that saying many years ago.  You get what you measure for.  If you measure only for profit, you may have fewer but profitable sales.  If you measure for sales volume, you may not get the profit … Continue reading

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What is an angel investor?

Following the launch of the Plains Angels this week, I have had several people ask me what an Angel Investor is. According to the Angel Capital Association: An angel is a high net-worth individual who invests his or her own … Continue reading

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Partnerships – a guaranteed divorce

  Many of the clients I advise are in partnerships.  It is a common situation.  Two or more people get together to solve a problem and the next thing you know a partnership is born.  If you listen to the … Continue reading

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What Would You Tell Your Best Friend?

From time to time, many of my clients come to me with a difficult decision they need to make.  They have thought through all sides of the decision and are struggling with what to do. They ask my advice. Do … Continue reading

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Too much on your plate?

We all have a lot on our plates these days.  Everyone I talk to responds “Busy!” to the question, “How are you?” It is a good sign that people are busy. The economy is improving.  Business is picking up for … Continue reading

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Why do I want a Business Plan Financial Model in the first place?

Image by Danielle Page via Flickr Yes, this seems like an obvious question yet I regularly hear it asked.  Let’s get the easy one out of the way.  Your investors will require you to have one.  And depending on their … Continue reading

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Why Does My Investor Want the Excel File for My Financials?

Simple, the investor wants to review your formula to make sure your numbers really add up.  They also want to be able to change your assumptions to see what happens.  You predict a cost of $50 per unit, the investor … Continue reading

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