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February 19, 2020

How Can I Get Help with a Start-up?

If you are among those people who are blessed with powerful collaborators or connections, then perhaps this article is not for you. We would like to address all those “solopreneurs” who are feeling overwhelmed with having to be the all-rounder in their business. From financing needs to marketing, to fixing the light bulb in the office, they do it all.

Solopreneurs or not, here are some tips that can help every aspiring start-up founder gain perspective.

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February 6, 2020

Who Can I Contact to Pitch My Idea?

A quality product idea and a creative pitch deck are needed to attract investments. You may also need an investor to take your business to success. Someone who works in the same industry, who can share pearls of wisdom throughout the development stage and someone who offers a reasonable financial deal would be perfect, right? But all this doesn’t come without due diligence and lots and lots of research.

For some brands, an investor is critical. 

For instance, if Andy Bechtolsheim (founder of Sun Microsystems) hadn’t invested $100k early in August 1998 and Sequoia and Kleiner Perkins hadn’t invested $25M about a year later, Google’s story would have been very much like the numerous tech start-ups that launched and failed in the late 90s.

Unless you have well-connected friends or family, you can’t expect random calls from a big venture capitalist or the producers of Shark Tank. Here are some tips to find the right investors.

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February 6, 2020

The Truth about Online Mentoring Programs

As a start-up founder, you might have experienced problems like:

  • I have introduced a solid product in the market, but I am unable to get people to adopt it.”
  • “Our marketing team doesn’t have a clue as to what strategy to implement next.”
  • “I am able to get suitable ROI, but it isn’t enough to drive the business forward.”
  • “I am burnt out and I need a way to regain my energy.”

If any of these statements resonate with you, you aren’t alone. It’s time to consider the ultimate truth: you are not an all-rounder! You can’t be a product expert, growth hacker, effective fundraiser and a kickass salesperson all at once. If you are, then you probably belong to a very rare group of start-up owners.

The life of an entrepreneur is difficult. You are constantly juggling issues to keep the company afloat. The future of your company rests on your shoulders. Things can get lonely up there, which is why the role of a mentor is a crucial one. 

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January 27, 2020

Startup Help the PitchProper Way

If you have entrepreneurial aspirations, we will let you in on a trade secret: there is no one-size-fits-all formula for a successful business launch! 

That’s why, at PitchProper, we offer both fixed and tailormade solutions for all types of businesses and entrepreneurs. We make achievers out of dreamers. We create products and services out of ideas and provide a launch pad for them. Existing businesses can scale their operations, thanks to our ingenuity. 

Consider us a friend, but with huge experience in the market. PitchProper believes that every entrepreneur can thrive, provided they find their true calling, or “competitive edge.”

So, why wait? Let’s PitchProper!

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January 20, 2020

Creating a Business Plan Outline: The Essential Guide

Do you know the hardest part of launching a business? You need to write a sensible business plan. You must have already come across the much repeated Ben Franklin quote, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This is even more applicable to entrepreneurial dreams, where things might not go as planned.

Your business plan is a vital document. Why? Because it can convince a lot of important people about the seriousness of your intentions and the validity of your business idea. These people could be:

  • Potential partners or investors
  • A big company like Google, if it wants to acquire you in the future!
  • A large bank, from which you might need a loan
  • Your parents and relatives, to show you are very serious about your dreams
  • Yourself, to stay motivated in achieving your goals.
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January 13, 2020

How to Sell an Idea to Investors

Are you sitting on the next billion-dollar idea? You could be sitting there for a long time unless you have the capital to turn it into reality. 

Venture capitalists (VCs) are unique people. Entrepreneur and prominent investor David B. Lerner once said that VCs are just like Sherlock Holmes. Why?

  • They have a sharp eye for detail
  • They are avid risk takers
  • They have innate curiosity and incredibly high standards
  • But, they want the companies under their wing to succeed, genuinely.

With all that said, they can’t cater to every idea that comes their way. They end up turning many of them away.

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