Why You Need a Business Plan Writer

So you want to get your business off to a great start and know you need a business plan. You may have started to research what is included in the business plan to start the writing process yourself. Writing the plan yourself may be an option you can consider if you have great written communication […]

I Get By (Funding) With A Little Help From My Friends (and Family)

One of the most daunting challenges when starting a business is raising start-up capital. Finding and securing the cash will take careful research, good negotiating skills, and, above all, an unflagging commitment to launching your new business. Begin your capital search within your current network of friends and family. A good business plan is necessary […]

Raising Capital to Get Easier – SEC Crowdfunding Proposal

SEC Crowdfunding Proposal In September of this year, the SEC voted to overturn the ban on “general solicitation” that made it illegal for companies to publicly advertise that they are raising capital. While the lifting of the ban did open the private market to a broader pool of investors, it left many restrictions on the […]

Why You Should Plan for Niche Domination

Plan for Niche Domination What is all this dialogue about “Niches” and who should really care? Why should your next business plan focus on finding and developing a niche? Seldom do two people from the same discipline (sales, marketing, research, etc.) define niches the same way or agree to the value of pursuing the domination […]

Watch Out For Snake Oil! How to Hire the Right Business Plan Writer

Snake oil refers to any product with questionable or unverifiable quality or benefit. By extension, a snake oil salesman is someone who knowingly sells fraudulent goods or who is himself or herself a fraud, quack, charlatan, and the like [via Wikipedia] Indulge me. Query “Hire a Business Plan Writer” into your favorite search engine. As […]

The Premiere Showcase of San Diego Startups

Thursday September 26th, Tech Coast Angels hosted their 7th Annual Quick Pitch Competition at Qualcomm headquarters. The lobby bustled with impressive ideas, hungry entrepreneurs and a sprinkling of angels looking for opportunities. Linda Wells, Executive Director said, “The primary objective for the Quick Pitch is to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and promote investment opportunities.” And […]

Ten Deadly Sins of Writing a Business Plan to Raise Capital

In order to launch a successful business and raise the capital needed to do so, a startup needs to consider several aspects of the business including the management team, the size of the opportunity, the product/service/technology, the market/sales/distribution channels, the competitive environment and several other factors.  Another key factor is how these business concepts are […]

Building a High-Tech Startup Team

Aligning the Startup Team Strategy with the Capitalization Strategy The single most important factor to raising capital for any tech startup is the management team.  This is true for early stage funding as well as venture capital funding.  A bonafide team is the assurance that the idea can be executed and that the business can […]