The “Business Model Canvas” – Is the New Approach Really Better?

I’ve come across references to a “new” strategic planning tool called the “business model canvas” in a few places recently. As with other “new” tools, it does offer a different way to structure how you think about your business. But how new is this tool, really? The most common approach to the business model canvas…

Top 5 Investor Pitch Deck Mistakes and What To Do Instead

It’s a competitive world out there. Competition for investor funds is fierce. There is a lot of talk about how to position your product positively against the competition. But how do you compete with the thousands of startup entrepreneurs looking to grab a chunk of the same funding pool? One way you can distinguish yourself…

Funding your Franchise

How often have you thumbed through a business opportunity magazine, noticed a franchise opportunity advertisement, and felt you’d really like to get in on that…if only you had the money? If you’re like most who are seeking greater opportunity and wealth, this probably happens with you more often than you care to admit, except perhaps…

Angel Investors

Angel Investors are not like your average investors: They are people who can financially afford to indulge their love of risk. To be an angel, one must be an “accredited investor,” which the Securities and Exchange Commission defines as someone with a net worth of at least $1 million or an annual salary of at…

Budding Entrepreneurs – Personal Assistant – A Low Cost Businesses To Start In A Recession

It’s a recession and you have lost your job or you just have that entrepreneurial spirit and want to start a business. You don’t have much money and in these awful times a business loan is out of the question, so what kind of business can you start? Well here are some business ideas that…