Remember that your plan should include a road map to success that investors can easily follow, beginning with your business idea's real-world execution, and how you plan to attract customers.
It should also include a clear plan for how you are going to blow the competition out of the water (or at least get decent market share for your product or service.)
Prove your idea's worth to investors, and there's no telling how much small business financing you can raise to get your new business up and running.
Around the Web, check out top sites offering tips & suggestions what else investors expect from your first-class
presentation, along with advice on on the value of networking, and other ways to to find the seed money you need ....
More about raising capital for small businesses around the Web:
How to Find an Angel
- Check out a virtual encyclopedia of feature articles from Inc.com on finding your angel,
including tips on how they operate, advice on making private capital
deals, keys to networking, related personal stories & profiles,
slideshow, and a directory of links to major angel investors in
Find Investors for Your Business - Here's a great intro to the topic with an overview of what investors look for, plus related resources explaining how to choose between debt and equity financing, funding for bad credit risks, and funding outside the box.
Top Venture Capital Firms
- Find out how to locate a VC firm that's a perfect fit for your business,
along with related articles on impressing investors, tips on what
investors really want, exploring federal venture capital, and
Angel Capital Association - Check out their directory of more than 200 regional associations in the US from coast to coast plus helpful related resources for both investors and entrepreneurs.