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How to Attract an Angel Investor
Now that a UNH study indicates early stage financing by angel investors is more advantageous than venture capital money, what now? Biz Coach Terry Corbell explains.
Acknowledging the difficulties of entrepreneurship, angel investor John B. Dimmer tells The Biz Coach he looks for tenacity:
“I want people with the moral integrity and intestinal fortitude to make the difficult journey through the Valley of the Shadow of Death and come out the other side,” says Mr. Dimmer. “It’s fun to greet them on the other side, hand them a margarita, and toast the success of their achievements.”
Mr. Dimmer, who likes technology, explains his comprehensive approach to selecting investments in “How to Attract an Angel Investor.” That’s a Biz Coach column on Mr. Corbell’s Web site, http://www.bizcoachinfo.com, “Proven Solutions for Maximum Profits.”
The Biz Coach asks Mr. Dimmer seven key questions:
1. What mistakes do new companies make in applying for funding?
2. Preference on projections?
3. Structuring the deal?
4. Exit strategy in proposals?
5. Legal controls?
6. What are the components of a successful presentation?
7. What trends would you care to predict?
As The Biz Coach and a profit professional, Mr. Corbell has systems and strategies to relieve a company's financial stress, which includes a financial turnaround program on a pay-for-performance basis. Mr. Corbell provides complete solutions for a small retainer and one percent of the net-profit increase.
As a business-performance consultant, Mr. Corbell has written 450+ business-coaching columns since 2001 for several media Web sites. He currently writes an Internet business-coaching column, The Biz Coach, for the Money News page at Seattle's KIRO, the "2009 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winner for Overall Excellence."
He is a member of Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).
Many of Mr. Corbell’s business-coaching columns are being updated and archived on his Web site: The Biz Coach, “Proven Solutions for Maximum Profits.” The site was developed by Solid Technology of Portland.
Mr. Corbell is a business-performance consultant and is managing member of CMS Associates LLC, http://www.cmsassociatesllc.com.
Mr. Corbell was honored when The New York Times featured him twice. For some of his other business tips, simply Google each of these headlines:
• Been There... Done That... Here's How
• Advice on Taking an Entrepreneurial Leap
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Terry Corbell, The Biz Coach, is a profit professional and business-performance consultant. He is a longtime media columnist, and publishes performance-