The last time you pitched your business, something awful happened. They said, “No.” I’ve been there. It’s not a pleasant experience. But before you toss everything aside and send your business to the dust heap of history, I’ve got a suggestion. Could your pitch, and not your idea, be the problem? Here are some things […]
Take a deep breath. You’re about to stand in front of a group who can make or break your business. You know what I’m talking about…you’re pitching your business to investors. But before you ever walk into that room, you need to perfect your pitch. Too much rides on the success of this one thing to go in unprepared.
We know people with boundary issues: close talkers at the office, leg spreaders on the train, and parents who ask questions at the most inappropriate times. But when it comes to starting and running a successful business, entrepreneurs need to have The Talk, both with both themselves and the people working for them, particularly if they’ve […]
Imagine you’re sitting in a room with 30 other people. By 2020, six of those people will be entrepreneurs. You may even be one of them. Doing the global math, and according to our research into current population data and trends, we’re talking about one billion entrepreneurs within the next five years. The work for our book The Startup Equation uncovered startling information and opportunities for entrepreneurs of all types all around the world.
Two-tenths of a second. That’s how much time baseball players have, on average, to decide if they should swing at a pitch. On top of that insanely short window of time, “the human eye really is not fast enough to follow a 95-mile-per-hour fastball from the pitcher’s hand all the way to the plate.” In […]